1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible The year was 1960. In October of that year CBS began airing a television show featuring two young men, Martin Milner and George Maharis, driving around the countryside looking for adventure. Both the car and the program were a hit. The show was \'Route 66\' and the car was, of course, a 1960 Corvette. We may never know if the show helped boost sales but deliveries of the Corvette eventually topped 10,000 for the first time (total run 10,261) that year. The Corvette had already been around for seven years then, not really changing much, just evolving a bit every year. Externally, the 1960 was not much different from a \'59. You could still get whitewall tires (almost all the cars were equipped with that option) and the contrasting color in the cove (surprisingly only a third of buyers selected that one). 1960 was to be the last year that the taillights formed into the rounded fenders. It was to be the last year of the distinctive chromed \'tooth\' grille also – to be replaced by a wire mesh in 1961. Eight color choices were offered that year. Cascade Green was the most unpopular color appearing in only 140 cars. Today that unpopularity is considered desirable because now it is an extremely rare color to find. A first for the \'60 cars was the introduction of nylon belted tires, replacing the cotton ply that characterized all the previous cars. Gracing our overstuffed but hallowed halls here at the Classic Auto Mall we give you a well restored 1960 Corvette. Judged at 95 points by the NCRS only losing points for some items that have been corrected such as the distributor, generator, and trunk accoutrements all of which have been corrected. But also losing points for paint being too good as per the NCRS judges and the undercarriage being shiny black. Either way, this writer loves a C1 Corvette, and this car is simply no exception. Exterior Bathed in an Ermine White better than new respray that glistens with appeal, this 1960 Corvette has an Ermine White cove, matching Ermine White hardtop, (with correct date coded glass), and correct white canvas soft top with a plastic rear window. All chrome is showing in perfect condition and our eyes are drawn to the final year chrome toothy grill that glistens and reflects beautifully. Around back we are greeted with the final year taillights that are rounded into the rear quarter. Twin chrome rear bumpers bring up the tail of the car and the correct exhaust exits through each bumper section. Whitewall radial tires adorn all 4 corners and wrap 15 steel wheels with correct Corvette hubcaps with spinner centers. Interior Stunning, flawless, mind blowing are just a few words to describe this interior. Turquoise, however, is the best way to sum it up. One of only 1078 Corvettes produced in 1960 with this interior color and I must say it\'s rather stunning. This beautiful Turquoise is also on the door panels, although they have a wonderful section of machined stainless that swoops from front of the door to the back and cradles the armrest/door pull. The dash which is the most beautifully designed aspect of this car has all necessary gauges with black fields and white lettering, surrounded by chromed bezels, and embedded into deep circles that are topped by a semicircular speedometer. All this is fronted by a 3 spoke machined big steering wheel in drilled metal and Turquoise plastic. The top of the dash is a combination of metal and some padded vinyl which has the same swooping effect as the door panels. On its way to the center console, a Wonderbar original radio is noted along with a clock. Flooding the floor is a gorgeous turquoise and black pile carpeting with minor fading and Turquoise Corvette floormats. A chrome shifter surround and shifter arm with a white ball topper sits proudly in the center of the driveshaft hump between the seats. Drivetrain Here is where we get down to the peanut butter without all the fluff. Ope
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Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000 collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia.