1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Start-Up
The prevailing design aesthetics of the late 1950s – namely the near limitless use of chrome trim – saw the Corvette receive its first major styling update in 1958. The single headlight design was ditched in favor of exposed dual headlights on both corners, positioned above more prominent chrome-lined grilles. New chrome strips ran the length of the front end, while an additional update in 1960 saw the rear receive flush taillights molded into the rear fenders. Engine options remained the same, with configurations of the 283 cu-in small-block V8 ranging from the base 230 horsepower model with a single four-barrel carburetor, all the way up to a 315 horsepower model that utilized expensive “Ramjet” fuel injection. Today, these later-production C1s appeal to collectors for their added power and refined styling, representing the swan song of the solid axle Corvette.
Purchased by the consignor’s father from the original owner in 1968
Held within consignor’s family for over 55 years
Powered by a replacement 283 cu-in V8 reportedly installed in 1985, with approximately 15,000-20,000 miles traveled since
Said to have been refinished in its as-delivered shade of Ermine White in 2010
Turquoise vinyl upholstery
Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission is believed to be original as per the consignor
Accompanied by a matching body-color removable hardtop
15-inch steel wheels with chrome spinner-style covers
Chrome front and rear bumpers
Driver’s side exterior rear-view mirror
Three-spoke steering wheel
Two-speed electric windshield wipers
Dual sun visors
Passenger grab handle
Push-button AM radio
Manual roll-up windows
Dual exhaust outlets
Light corrosion and pitting on some of the exterior chrome
This Corvette is said to have been purchased from the original owner in 1968 by the consignor’s father, Nino Carbé – a Sicilian-born background and storyboard artist who contributed to Disney films such as Fantasia, Bambi, and Pinocchio as well as Woody Woodpecker and Chilly Willy cartoons from Walter Lantz Productions. The car then passed to his daughter, the consignor, who has continued its careful preservation since.
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