THE C1 CORVETTE
By 1960, the Corvette had evolved from the six-cylinder grand tourer of 1953 into a true sports car of which the entire world could be proud. Whilst the styling was pure 1950s American, with large chrome bumpers, a two-tone paint treatment divided by body-side “coves”, quad headlamps, and a toothy grille, the chassis underneath adopted the best European racing practices. The car also had sway bars and an aluminium clutch, and amongst the ranks of the strong V-8 engines available was a 283-cubic inch powerplant.
THIS C1 CORVETTE
The 1960 example offered here boasts a later, C2 V-8 engine paired to the desirable, optional four-speed manual transmission. The alluring and dramatic color combination of Cascade Green over black vinyl and white ‘side coves’ is quite the sight to behold. The car comes with its original hardtop included.
Cascade Green came back in 1960 for an encore but as a totally different mint green metallic. It is estimated that less than 150 cars got painted this color, with about half of them having contrasting white applied to the covers. This minty metallic is very much a 1960s color, similar to what you saw on many Bel Airs and Biscaynes, but looking much sportier on a ‘Vette.
The owner reports that the car enjoyed a repaint and all gauges and dash panel were restored as well. The car sits on an attractive set of wheels which are presently shod in wide whitewall tires befitting a period-correct aesthetic. The car and its paint present incredibly well to this date.
This eminently presentable and well maintained C1 Corvette is an alluring offering that is undoubtedly a tempting acquisition for all Corvette enthusiast. It's a great opportunity to obtain a late C1 Corvette in the very rare but superb Cascade Green.
The current owner bought the car in France, in 2012. The car currently has a Belgian registration.