Open Roads, May | Lot 170
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
$88,000 USD | Sold
| Stuart, Florida
19 - 26 May 2021
- Finished in dramatic Horizon Blue over red; color-matched side ‘coves’ and convertible soft top
- A supremely presentable and completely restored example
- Powered by a numbers-matching 283 cu. in. V-8 engine; desirable four-speed manual transmission
- Recently restored by Dixie Corvette in Kernersville, North Carolina
By 1960, the Corvette had evolved from the six-cylinder grand tourer of 1953 into a true sports car of which the entire world could be proud. Whilst the styling was pure 1950s American, with large chrome bumpers, a two-tone paint treatment divided by body-side “coves”, quad headlamps, and a toothy grille, the chassis underneath adopted the best European racing practices. The car also had sway bars and an aluminium clutch, and amongst the ranks of the strong V-8 engines available was a 283-cubic inch powerplant.
The 1960 example offered here boasts the 270 horsepower, 283 cubic-inch V-8 engine with dual Carter carburetors and high-lift camshafts paired to an optional four-speed manual transmission. The alluring and dramatic color combination of Horizon Blue over red vinyl with a matching blue soft top and ‘side coves’ is quite the sight to behold. The consignor reports that the present condition of this Corvette is owed to a frame-off, concours-grade restoration which has been executed by Dixie Corvette. in Kernersville, North Carolina and completed in 2012.
Copies of the receipts and a photo album documenting the restoration are available in the history file. Extant stampings and date codes exhibit a full accompaniment of desirable and period-correct components, including a numbers-matching engine. The car sits on an attractive set of center-mount wheels which are presently shod in wide whitewall American Classic tires befitting a period-correct aesthetic.
This eminently presentable and restored C1 Corvette is an alluring offering that is undoubtedly a tempting acquisition for the most discerning Corvette enthusiast.