1960 Chevrolet Corvette
$64,000

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305-588-8308


Miami, Florida 33116


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1960 C1 Corvette Barn Find. I'm listing a beautiful and extremely original Honduras Maroon Vette. For the 1960 model, engines and horsepower ratings did not change from previous model (1958) but interior was revised slightly with different instrument graphics and the addition of a storage bin to the passenger side. More engine options were offered. A positive reverse lockout shifter with "T" handle was standard with the 4-speed manual transmission. Why Barn Find? An explanation to my statement is required as technically it was an "Unexpected garage find". I own a paralyzed Dachshund and usually drive from Miami to his specialist Neurosurgeon veterinarian in Gainesville-FL. After several visits, and being somewhat close to my dog's doctor, we found out we had another mutual passion, besides the Dachshunds: Vintage cars! I've been custodian of many vintage machines in the past years and he told me he had a Vintage Corvette stored in his garage, for over three decades. I was instantly hooked and being invited to meet the car, I promptly said YES. The car: We entered the garage and there was a car, mounted over car jacks, meticulously covered by a nice car cover. Coming to the car facts, I learned my Dog's doctor bought the car in 1982 right after a restoration, drove the car for two years and due to a combination of electrical problem (short), brake issue (locked wheel) and lack of time to enjoy the toy, he left the car sitting in the garage for 30 years. He was very careful in the process as the fuel and all fluids were drained from the car. The specs: Super solid 1960 C1 Corvette. Color is Honduras Maroon (dark red metallic), 4-speed manual transmission and the powerful 327 engine. As far as the engine, the first owner replaced the original 283 for a dealer's over the counter brand new 327 in 1967. The previous owners does not know if it was due to failure or simple desire for extra power. What is known is that the replacement engine was bought brand new from a dealer and not a used one removed from a donor car. Odometer shows 5780 miles but real miles are unknown. Short negotiation, with the argument that such beautiful machine should be running, I was able to buy the car. I have plenty of photos and videos from the "leaving the garage after 30 years" ceremony. Making it mine: After personally hauled the car from Gainesville to Miami I started a series of small projects in order to make this beauty road worthy. All brake system was redone, fuel system was also totally rebuilt with new fuel pump, filters and fuel line. Cooling system was refurbished, the radiator was professionally cleaned, pressure tested as well as all the hoses. Water pump was replaced. All the electrical system was checked, debugged and all contacts were cleaned to perfection. All electrical parts work perfectly except for the clock. The original wonderbar radio is present and also working. Exhaust system was redone and the exhaust pipes were replaced. Carburetor was disassembled, rebuilt, cleaned and reassembled by specialized professional. All new belts and fluids were added according to factory specs. Heating system was redone and works perfectly. Four brand new white wall, as original, tires were installed. Many more small projects were performed to improve the car both mechanically and cosmetically but I'd be writing the whole day about it. The Sale: I am having a blast driving and enjoying this piece of American history but unfortunately It needs to find a new home. I've been victim of a sudden garage restriction (I have two Mercedes 230SL and 190SL being restored, a Karmann Guia, this Vette and two grocery getters) and also an angry wife! The Vette has to go, and I'm looking for a new custodian with the same enthusiasm but more garage room. I'm not a car sales man, I'm a Vintage car's lover and will be more than happy to answer all the questions and provide high quality pictures (or videos) from any part of the car you might want to get further info. Please feel free to ask about specifics or anything I might have failed to disclose here.


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Price

$64,000

Mileage

5,700 MILES

Location

Miami, FL

Year

1960

Make

Chevrolet

Model

Corvette

Body Style

Coupe

Transmission

Manual

Exterior Color

Burgundy

Interior Color

Black

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Drivetrain

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Stock#

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