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1960 Corvette C1

1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1
The 1960 Corvette was largely unchanged compared to the 1959 model; the biggest update was six new colors including Cascade Green. Aluminum radiators came with the 270 hp and 290 hp engines.

An annual production milestone was achieved with over 10,000 Corvettes produced for 1960.


1960 Corvette For Sale

Roman Red with White Coves
Price: $74,995 obo (Trades Considered)
Exterior: Red
Interior: Black
Miles: 55,000
Location: Tempe, Az

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1960 Roman Red/White Coves Dual Fours! Better than money in the Bank. This is an outstanding C-1 Corvette with new Roman Red paint, Black soft top, replated chrome and more (more)

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1960 Corvette: official GM photo
1960 Corvette
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 in Roman Red 1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 in Roman Red

1960 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 102.00 inches
Front Track 57.00 inches
Rear Track 59.00 inches
Length 177.2 inches
Width
Including Bumpers / Moldings
72.8 inches
Width
Not Including Bumpers / Moldings
70.3 inches
Front Overhang 33.0 inches
Rear Overhang 42.2 inches
Height (at Windshield) 49.2 inches
Height (Loaded, Hard Top) 51.9 inches
Height (Loaded, Folding Top) 52.0 inches
Hood Opening Front (reverse alligator)
Finish (paint type) Lacquer
Turning Diameter 38.5 feet (right); 39.0 feet (left) wall - wall
36.5 feet (right); 37.0 feet (left) curb - curb
Steering gear ratio 16.3:1
Steering Wheel Turns 3.25
Tire Size 6.70-15 4 Ply Rating
Tire Type Rayon
Three Speed Transmission 1st Gear 2.21:1
2nd Gear 1.32:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.51:1
Four Speed Transmission 1st Gear 2.20:1
2nd Gear 1.66:1
3rd Gear 1.31:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.26:1
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission Drive 1.82:1 and 1.00:1
Low 1.82:1
Reverse Gear 1.82:1
Axle Ratio 3.70:1; Optional: 4.11:1, 4.56:1
Automatic: 3.55:1
Transmission Synchromesh Three Speed: 2nd and 3rd Gears
Four Speed: All Four Gears


Weight

Shipping - Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission 2,945 lb.
Curb - Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission
Shipping + fuel (107 lb.), water (38 lb.)
3,090 lb.
Loaded - Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission
(Two Passengers @ 150 lb. each)
3,390 lb.
Shipping - Three Speed (standard) Transmission 2,840 lb.
Curb - Three Speed (standard) Transmission
Shipping + fuel (107 lb.), water (38 lb.)
2,985 lb.
Loaded - Three Speed (standard) Transmission
(Two Passengers @ 150 lb. each)
3,285 lb.
Optional Hard Top 55 lb.
Weight Differentials
Limited Slip Differential +9 pounds
Dual Four Barrel Carburetors -18 pounds
Fuel Injection -8 pounds
Hardtop -5 pounds (Without Folding Top)
Hardtop +56 pounds (With Folding Top)
Radio +16 pounds
Sunshade +2 pounds (Pair)
Whitewall Tire +3 pounds
Power Top +34 pounds
Four Speed Transmission +12 pounds
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission +97 pounds
Power Windows +13 pounds
Windshield Washers +4 pounds
15-5 Wheels -1 pound


Engine Specs

Type: V8
Valve Location: In Head
Bore / Stroke: 3.875" / 3.00"
Displacement: 283 Cubic Inches
Compression Ratio: 9.5 : 1
Crankshaft Material: Forged Steel
Camshaft Material: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type: Gear
Normal Oil Pressure 35 psi @ 2,000 RPM
Oil Pressure Gauge Electric
Crankcase Oil Capacity (less filter) 5 Quarts
Recommended Oil Grade Above 32°: SAE 20W, SAE 20 or SAE 10W-30
To 0°: SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
Below 0°: SAE 5W or SAE 5W-20
Sustained high speed over 90°F - SAE 30 may be used
Fuel Tank 16.4 Gallons
Fuel Tank Code 1625A
(Hardtop Only)
24.0 Gallons
(Fiberglass)
Carburetor Carter 3756676 Single 4 barrel
Carburetor. Optional dual four barrel carburetors Code 469 Carter 3744002 (front) / 3744004 (rear)
Fuel Filter Strainer
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5¼ - 6½ PSI
Carburetor, Optional dual four barrel carburetors Code 469
Special Camshaft
Carter 3741089 (front) / 3741090 (rear)
Cooling System Capacity 16.5 Quarts (with heater)
15.5 Quarts (without heater)
Thermostat Type Choke
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure 6 ¼ - 7 ¾ PSI
Battery Delco 1980458 (12 volt)
53 Amp hr. @ 120 hr.
Thermostat Opening 160° F
Compression Pressure 160 PSI (Engine Hot)

Horsepower
Standard Engine 230 hp @ 4,800 RPM;
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Code 469A
(Two Four Barrel Carburetors)
245 hp @ 5,000 RPM;
Torque: 300 ft-lb. @ 3,800 RPM
Code 469C
(Two Four Barrel Carburetors, Special Camshaft)
270 hp @ 6,000 RPM;
Torque: 285 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Code 579A Fuel Injection 275 hp @ 5,200 RPM;
Torque: 305 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Code 579B Fuel Injection
(Special Camshaft)
315 hp @ 6,200 RPM;
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Rochester Products
Model 7017320 (Code 579)
7017310 (Code 579D, Special Camshaft)
Recommended Fuel Premium
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5 ¼ - 6 ½ PSI
Inlet Manifold Cast Aluminum
Air Cleaner Type Dry
Air Meter Location Engine Left Side
Plenum Chamber Integral With Inlet Manifold
Ram Pipe Length 12 Inches
Fuel Induction Metered as Function of Air Flow
Air / Fuel Ratio Control Vacuum Sensitive Diaphragm Located on Air Flow Meter
Fuel Meter Pump Type Gear
Fuel Meter Pump Location In Fuel Meter Assembly
Fuel Meter Pump Drive Gear Driven by Flexible Shaft From Distributor
Fuel Meter Pump Pressure 300 PSI
Injection Nozzles Quantity 8
Injection Nozzles Material Brass
Injection Nozzles Location Mounted on Inlet Manifold Above Intake Ports
Injection Nozzles Orifice Size - Fuel .0118 inch
Injection Nozzles Insulation Bakelite
Automatic Choke Type Electric, Time Temperature Type
Automatic Choke Location On Air Meter Assembly
Automatic Choke Current Draw 1 amp @ 70°
Automatic Choke Fast Idle Cam Yes

Ignition System
Coil Delco-Remy 1115091 (FI Engines: 1115107)
Coil current rating 4 amps (engine stopped)
1.8 amps (engine running)
Breaker Gap .019"
Ignition Timing 4° BTDC @ 600 RPM idle (Standard Engine)
12° BTC (Dual Four Barrel Carburetor)
8° BTC (Fuel Injection)
18° BTC (Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft)
Ignition Timing Centrifugal Advance 0 ° @ 600 RPM
5 ° @ 1,000 RPM (Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft)
14 ° @ 1,500 RPM
5 ° @ 1,500 RPM (Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft)
28 ° @ 3,700 RPM (Maximum)
22 ° @ 6,000 RPM (Maximum, Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft)
Ignition Timing Vacuum Advance 15° @ 15.5 inches Hg (Standard Engine)
24° @ 13.5 inches Hg (Fuel Injection)
Spark Plug AC 44
AC 44-FF (Fuel Injection)
Spark Plug Thread 14 mm.
Spark Plug Torque 25 lb.-ft.
Spark Plug Gap .033 - .038 inch
Firing Order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1960 Corvette Options, Prices

Code Description Production Price
101 Heater 9,808 (95.59%) $102.25
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking 8,166 (79.58%) $137.75
107 Parking Brake Alarm 4,051 (39.48%) $5.40
108 Courtesy Light 6,774 (66.02%) $6.50
109 Windshield Washers 7,205 (70.22%) $16.15
121 Temperature Controlled Radiator Fan 2,711 (26.42%) $21.55
1408 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon n/a $15.75
1625A 24 Gallon Fuel Tank n/a $161.40
261 Sunshades 5,276 (51.42%) $10.80
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 (5) 246 (2.40%) n/a
290 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 9,104 (88.72%) $31.55
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 1,766 (17.21%) $199.10
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 5,147 (50.16%) $236.75
426 Power Windows 544 (5.30%) $59.20
440 Two-Tone Exterior Paint 3,312 (32.28%) $16.15
469 283 cu. in. 245 hp Engine two 4 bbl. carburetors 1,211 (11.80%) $150.65
469C 283 cu. in. 270 hp Engine two 4 bbl. carburetors 2,364 (23.04%) $182.95
473 Power Operated Folding Top 512 (4.99%) $139.90
579 283 cu. in. 250 hp fuel injected Engine 100 (0.97%) $484.20
579D 283 cu. in. 290 hp fuel injected Engine 759 (7.40%) $484.20
675 Positraction Rear Axle 5,231 (50.98%) $43.05
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission 5,328 (51.92%) $188.30
686 Metallic Brakes 920 (8.97%) $26.90
687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension 119 (1.16%) $333.60

Total Production: 10,261
Convertible: 10,261 (100.00%)

Notes: Base Corvette with 283 cu. in. 230 hp engine and three speed manual transmission: $3,872.00

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top Wheels
Tasco Turquoise 635 (6.19%) Black / Turquoise Blue / Black / White Turquoise
Horizon Blue 766 (7.47%) Blue / Black / Red Blue / Black / White Blue
Honduras Maroon 1,202 (11.71%) Black Black / White Maroon
Roman Red 1,529 (14.90%) Black / Red Black / White Red
Ermine White 3,717 (36.22%) Blue / Black / Red / Turquoise Blue / Black / White White
Sateen Silver 989 (9.64%) Blue / Black / Red / Turquoise Blue / Black / White Silver
Cascade Green 140 (1.36%) Black Blue / Black / White Green
Tuxedo Black 1,268 (12.36%) Blue / Black / Red / Turquoise Blue / Black / White Black

Notes: Cascade Green was a metallic as opposed to the solid Cascade Green of 1956, '57.

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