1960 Chevrolet Corvette 40 Year Garage Find

Price: - Item location: Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Removable Hardtop
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 56,400
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 283-4
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Removable Hardtop

For sale is my 1960 Corvette with removable hard top that runs and drives as expected. Originally equippedin Satin Silver exterior paint with white coves and a black bucket seat interior. One of 57 Satin Silver Corvettes in 1960 and one of 11 with removable hard top. The Vette was originally purchased in California and brought to Pittsburgh, PA in the late 60's. A young man acquired the vette in 72 from the original family and used it as daily transportation for 2 years following his return from Vietnam.Over the years there wasn't ever enough time to enjoy the car so he sold it to his brother in 1980.

Included with the car was NOS GM parts to rebuild the entire car as his brother worked in a parts department of a local GM Garage. Everything from a 283 engine rebuild kit to all NOS trim/badges/glass that was purchased at the local GM dealer. The new owner quickly got started by having the chassis sand blasted and painted gloss black, all the suspension was rebuilt with GM parts (bushings, shocks, tie rod ends, steering box, pitman and idler arm, etc), engine was rebuilt with new pistons, rings, bearings, camshaft/lifters, gaskets following a .020 overbore of the cylinders.

The original transmission was overhauled locally in addition to the factory differential. All were resealed with new bearings. Brakes were relined with GM over the counter shoes, new drums, wheel calendars and hardware. An NOS exhaust system was installed as well. Once completed the body was installed and that was next on the list. The body was stripped and that's as far as the old 60 Vette ever got to being completed. Life got away from him and interest in the old Chevrolet dwindled as it sat in the corner covered in blankets. The car sat in that exactly location for 37 years on jack stands.

Included with this running and driving Corvette is the following: All NOS from Chevrolet in GM boxes/wrappers!

All emblems front to back including others for "Fuel Injection" and 63 Flags, grille w/ shark teeth, grille surround upper and lower, side grille surrounds all 4 pieces, stainless backing of outer surrounds, all stainless and chrome trim for entire car, headlight buckets with bulbs and harnesses, 6 chrome trim pieces/slats for inside side coves, door handles, lock/key set, weather strip, door handles, shifter bezel w/ boot, console door, bumper brackets, 4 splash shields, heater control plate with electric harness, choke cable, interior door knobs in chrome, rear tail light reflectors, 4 door panel reflectors with trim, carpet, door panels, door panel stainless inserts, side cove stainless inserts, front marker lights, rear end canvas straps, body gasket kit, washer bottle, brake line kit, drivers mirror, window cranks, 5 hubcaps, filters, ashtrays, electrical harnesses, convertible top latches and stainless trim, plus other items like an NOS fiberglass trunk lid. Bumpers and plate brackets are included and will need to be re-chromed. An NOS windshield is also included but not installed. The original gas tank and straps is also included and in great condition. I'm not a Corvette guy but I would say everything is here in order to complete the restoration on this Corvette. A new battery is also included in addition to all the hardware removed during deconstruction.

Also included is an extra '61 T10 4 speed, shifter with linkage, bell housing, exhaust manifolds, pulley set, 4 barrel intake manifold, 2 extra rear center sections; water pump housing, distributor, jack, all from a Corvette. The body has no stress cracks or repairs and looks to be in fantastic shape to finish.

I'm looking to sell everything at one time. Car is for sale locally so auction can be cancelled at any time. I'm willing to work with the buyer on transportation or even shipping to the Port for over seas buyers. Corvette is sold in as is condition with no warranty; it's 58 years old.

If you text me or call me I can send some video to you of the car idling in my garage. I also have about 80 pictures I can share or can take others if desired. Car is located in Pittsburgh, PA I'm also willing to make accommodations to have the vehicle and parts inspected if you desire. I originally had intentions of getting the Corvette painted and assembled but another project has surfaced that I'd sooner purchase and complete, one that I've been waiting on for over 20 years. Title in hand. Bill 724-612-5315

Corvette will be at Corvettes of Carlisle on 8/25 in the Corral.


On Aug-23-18 at 19:41:06 PDT, seller added the following information:


On Aug-23-18 at 19:42:53 PDT, seller added the following information:

Convertible top is in good working order, black tops is folded nicely and appears in good condition.

Manual windows, manual top, no radio.

On Aug-23-18 at 19:44:22 PDT, seller added the following information:

Buy it Now is $42,500 Spare me the trip to Carlisle on Saturday, lets make a deal!

On Aug-24-18 at 06:05:59 PDT, seller added the following information:

The NOS exhaust system still has the part # tags wrapped around the pipes

Coil springs were NOS, leaf springs, E-brake cables were replaced and are free and working

The underside will not need to be touched when getting this vehicle up and running. A paint job, some chrome and assembly. What a great find. Bill