1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Powerglide automatic transmission


Description


Body-off restoration
74,925 original miles
283/230 HP V-8 engine
4-barrel carburetor
Powerglide automatic transmission
3.55 Positraction rear end
Wonderbar radio
Tuxedo Black with Red interior
Black soft top and auxiliary hardtop
Full size spinner wheel covers
Wide whitewall tires
Working behind the scenes with independent Corvette racer Briggs Cunningham and other privateers, Arkus-Duntov had developed a set of weight-saving aluminum cylinder heads that offered better heat transfer and improved flow thanks to larger-diameter valves. The new heads shaved more than 50 pounds at the front end and, combined with the solid-lifter cam and higher compression, boosted output on the fuel-injected small-block from 290 to 315 HP. To Arkus-Duntov’s disappointment, casting irregularities forced Chevrolet to drop the heads from production, but a new aluminum bellhousing did serve to save weight in 4-speed cars. Turning his attention to handling, Arkus-Duntov introduced softer springs and a larger-diameter front sway bar, and he added a sway bar to the rear for the first time in a production Corvette. Improved seat cushioning, more legible gauge faces and higher-quality carpeting were significant interior improvements, all found in this prize-winning 1960 Corvette powered by the standard 283/230 HP V-8 backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission and 3.55 Positraction rear end. Presenting in the desirable combination of Tuxedo Black paint with a red interior, it includes a Wonderbar radio, full-size spinner wheel covers over wide whitewall tires, black soft top and matching auxiliary hardtop.
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Powerglide automatic transmission
$ 19,000.00
Used
Sell
Body-off restoration
74,925 original miles
283/230 HP V-8 engine
4-barrel carburetor
Powerglide automatic transmission
3.55 Positraction rear end
Wonderbar radio
Tuxedo Black with Red interior
Black soft top and auxiliary hardtop
Full size spinner wheel covers
Wide whitewall tires
Working behind the scenes with independent Corvette racer Briggs Cunningham and other privateers, Arkus-Duntov had developed a set of weight-saving aluminum cylinder heads that offered better heat transfer and improved flow thanks to larger-diameter valves. The new heads shaved more than 50 pounds at the front end and, combined with the solid-lifter cam and higher compression, boosted output on the fuel-injected small-block from 290 to 315 HP. To Arkus-Duntov’s disappointment, casting irregularities forced Chevrolet to drop the heads from production, but a new aluminum bellhousing did serve to save weight in 4-speed cars. Turning his attention to handling, Arkus-Duntov introduced softer springs and a larger-diameter front sway bar, and he added a sway bar to the rear for the first time in a production Corvette. Improved seat cushioning, more legible gauge faces and higher-quality carpeting were significant interior improvements, all found in this prize-winning 1960 Corvette powered by the standard 283/230 HP V-8 backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission and 3.55 Positraction rear end. Presenting in the desirable combination of Tuxedo Black paint with a red interior, it includes a Wonderbar radio, full-size spinner wheel covers over wide whitewall tires, black soft top and matching auxiliary hardtop.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Year: 1960
Doors: 2
Mileage: 74,925
Transmission: Automatic
Interior Color: Red
Exterior Color: Black
Vehicle Identification Number: 00867S102900
United States, California, San Francisco
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