1960 Unrestored C-1 Corvette Convertible
NCRS 4-Star Bowtie, NCRS Top FLight
Summary and Highlights
This is a spectacular, original motor, all numbers matching, 1960 Convertible, 283ci / 245 hp Corvette in its original paint and trim combination of Tudedo Black exterior paint and Red Vinyl interior. This Corvette came from the factory with a 4-speed manual transmission, AM Wonderbar radio, original white soft top, sunshades, and windshield washer. This Corvette also comes with its absolutely original GM VIN tag. See “By the Numbers,” “Numbers Matching Original Engine,” “ Numbers Matching Original Transmission and Numbers Matching Original Rear End,” and “Documentation” below for more information. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE AD BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS. Some highlights are:
- only 18,600 Original unrestored miles
- 100 % original & unrestored unhit body
- 100% Unhit body & 100% original exterior Tuxedo Black paint.
- 100% Original chrome on all bumpers, and exterior chrome trim
- 100% Original interior, including Original Red interior carpet
- Original Red dash pad, seat belts, seats, door panels, and sun shades.
- 100% Completely original Engine Compartment
- Original 283ci / 245 hp engine
- Original 4-Speed transmission
- Original Positraction 4.11:1 Rear End
- Original non-DOT 5 original White Wall tires
- Rare original white soft top.
- All gauges, lights and accessories work. See below for the complete list and details.
- T-3 Headlamps, Trico wiper arms with new blades, original jack and jack handle.
This 1960 Tuxedo Black Corvette is an exceptionally original corvette that was originally owned by the original owner for about 12 years ( from about March, 1960 until sometime in 1972 ). The 2nd owner purchased this corvette in 1972 ( along with the original owner's house in Oneida, NY ), and he owned this corvette until 2001. A Corvette enthusiast from Louisville, Kentucky (Paul P.) purchased this corvette in July, 2001. To the best of my knowledge, the car has had 3 owners, including myself, during its 50+ year history.
This corvette has a gorgeous original body and original paint, and a completely rust-free (never rusted) frame. The engine is completely original and numbers matching with its 283ci 245 hp V8, Warner 4 Speed transmission, and4.11:1 Positraction rear end. Over the years, this car has been nicely maintained as original.
This corvette actually belongs in a museum, because of its low mileage, unrestored condition, and general overall appearance. This is a Corvette that is enjoyable to drive or show on any occasion. The V8 with the Warner 4 Speed is the perfect combination for someone who plans to use this corvette on nice weekends for shows, club events or pure driving pleasure, not to mention the investment value. This car runs perfectly and will go anywhere. This car also performs the way a Corvette should perform…..straight and strong to redline, brakes perfectly, and smooth at any speed.
Numbers Matching Original Engine
This Corvette has the original and correct, matching numbers, 283ci 245hp high performance V8 as denoted by the 6 digits of the engine code. These digits match with the last six digits on the VIN tag discussed above. The engine pad on this Corvette is as it should be and the stamping is absolutely original and authentic. Here are the numbers:
Engine Number # 104009 F107CT
Next six digits 104009 Production # 4,009
First letter F Engine assembled in Flint, Mi
Next four characters 107 January 07, 1960 Engine Assembly Date
Last two letters CT Engine suffix code CT = 283ci 245 hp with 4 speed trans
Engine Block Casting # 3756519
This casting number is correct for most 1960 corvette engines.
Engine Block Casting Date # A 6 0
Engine block casting date codes begin with the letter "A" for January, "B" for February, and so on through “L” for December. The letter "A" represents the month of January. This first letter is followed by a digit, or digits, representing the day of the month ("1" through "31") followed by a single digit designating the last digit of the calendar year.
A 6 0 = January 6, 1960
1960 Corvette engines were assembled at Flint, Michigan. The engine block in this car was cast on January 6th, 1960 and later assembled on January 07, 1960 (see Engine Number above). Final assembly of the car was completed on or aboutFebruary 19th, 1960.
Numbers Matching Transmission and Rear End
The transmission and rear end on this car are also original and correct for this car.
This corvette has the original Warner 4-speed transmission. The transmission is the original transmission that came with this corvette.
The rear end on this car is original to the corvette. Coded AP 2 17, 4.11:1 February 17, 1960.
Some additional numbers on this car are as follows:
Generator Delco Remy #1102043, 30 amp
Bell Housing #3764591, Aluminum construction, 10.5" clutch
Carburetors Carter WCFB 4-barrel 2626S, and 2627S
Cylinder Heads #3774692
Coil Delco Remy # 091
Distributor Delco Remy # 1110891
Engine Block #3756519, A 6 0, ( dated January 6, 1960 )
Exhaust Manifolds #3749965 LH and # 3750556 RH
Fuel Pump #4656 AC
Horns #9000351 LH and #9000352 RH
Horn Relay #1116781 made by Delco Remy
Intake Manifold #373965 cast aluminum
Master Cylinder #454480 320 made by Delco
Radiator #3141674 made by Harrison
Starter #1107664 made by Delco
Voltage Regulator #001
Water Pump #3736493, made by GM
This corvette came from GM with the following 12 options:
101 Deluxe Heater ( 1 of 9,808 )
102 AM Wonderbar radio, signal seeking ( 1 of 8,166 )
108 Interior courtesy lights ( 1 of 6,774 )
109 Windshield washer ( 1 of 7,205 )
261 Sunshades, right & left, red ( 1 of 1,920 )
290 Whitewall tires 5) 6.70 x 15 ( 1 of 9,104 )
469A 283 ci / 245 hp engine, manual transmission ( 1 of 1,124 )
470E convertible white soft top ( 1 of 4,947 )
490D Red interior trim ( 1 of 4,920 )
507B Tuxedo Black exterior paint ( 1 of 882 )
675 Positraction Rear End with 4.11:1 ratio ( 1 of 2,523 )
685 4-Speed Close Ratio Transmission ( 1 of 5,328 )
The paint on this car is both original and awesome, as it should be. The exterior paint has the correct sheen, luster, and patina, while the door jambs and body jambs have the correct satin finish. This corvette retains all of its original GM weather-stripping on the hood, both doors, and the decklid. The front and rear bumpers, door handles, and all exterior chrome and stainless are all original to this corvette, and the chrome finish on the bumpers is in unrestored original condition. The window glass in this corvette is all correctly dated to this corvette's 1960 production schedule. The outside mirror is the original mirror to this corvette, and it appears to be perfect. The windshield wiper arms and wiper blades are of Trico manufacture, as they should be, and they are in perfect condition. The original T3 headlights look awesome in this corvette, and none of the parking lights or rear light lens are blemished or cracked. This corvette originally came from GM with the standard wheels with original wheel covers, and this stock appearance is still maintained on this corvette, with original wheel and wheel covers, not to mention the original White Wall non-DOT tires.
The interior of this corvette is in overall excellent condition, considering that this corvette is 50 years old. The original red vinyl seat covers and seat foam are original to this corvette and they appear as unrestored. All carpeting, both front and rear, is the original carpeting. The red dash pad, seat covers, sunshades, and seat belts, are original to this corvette, and they are in unrestored condition. The gauges are all original and they appear as original and perfect condition. The steering wheel has no cracks, and the 3 spokes have the correct brushed metal appearance. The interior rear view mirror is the original mirror, and it is also in excellent condition. The glove box area is also in original condition. The glovebox area also has the correct components: original owners manual and owners manual bag, and radio instruction sheet. The original red seat belts are original and functional on this corvette, and they are both original to this corvette, and in excellent condition. The armrest compartment also appears in el minto condition. The original 1960 corvette jack, lug wrench, and tire tool, are included in the trunk. The original jack, and lug wrench are in perfect condition, along with the tire tool, and spare tire with wood cover, and original trunk mat. The sill plates are unrestored original sill plates, with the correct configuration.
The frame of this corvette is in as original unrestored preserved condition, as it should be. The frame, A-arms, trailing arms, dust shields, and front & rear suspension bars are all in original unrestored condition. The frame shows no evidence of any repairs or replaced frame sections, and the frame is overall in original and unrestored conditon. The A-arms and control arms, both upper and lower, are the original A-arms to this corvette, and all four appear to be in original condition, with no evidence of any type of damage or misuse. The front splash shields are in place and they are also in original condition. The Delco master cylinder is the correct Delco part number, along with the Delco master cylinder cap. The original undercar exhaust system, including mufflers are fully functional, and they appear in original condition, as they are of GM manufacture. The transmission in this corvette is the original 1960 Warner 4-speed transmission to this corvette. This transmission is the original 4-speed transmission with the original corvette 4-speed shifter. The rear end in this corvette is the original rear end to this corvette, and it is 4.11 : 1 ratio. The rear axle is in original condition as are the rear strut rods, rear sway bar, and rear springs.
The engine block on this corvette has the correct casting number and casting date for this corvette. The casting number is 3756519, and the casting date is A 6 0 ( January 6, 1960 ). The numbers on the engine pad are 104009 and F107CT. The vin stamp, 104009, indicates a 1960 corvette and the last 6 digits of this corvette's serial number, 104009. The assembly stamp, F107CT indicates that the engine was assembled at the Flint, Michigan plant on January 7, 1960, and the engine is a 245 hp with 4-speed transmission, and 2) 4-barrel carburators. The engine and engine compartment are original, and the complete engine and engine compartment are original and unrestored. The heads are the correct cylinder heads, #3774692, and also the aluminum valve covers are the original valve covers, with the correct patina. The aluminum intake manifold, # 373965, is also original, and it has no cracks or repairs. The 2) 4-barrel carburators are the original Carter 4-barrel carburators, 2626S, and 2627S. The air cleaner is also the original and it is unrestored in appearance. The exhaust manifolds are also both correct... # 3749965 and # 3750556. The Delco Remy distributor and Delco Remy Coil are also correct, # 1110891 and # 091 coil. The distributor also has the original Delco distributor cap. The braided and dated original spark plug wires are also correct and original. The fuel pump is the correct and original fuel pump, along with the water pump, which is also correct & original for this corvette. The Delco starter is the correct & original starter, # 1107664. The Harrison copper radiator is also the original and also correct radiator, # 3141674. The radiator cap is also the original radiator cap, made by AC Delco. All of the rubber hoses and fan belts are also correct components and the clamps are also the correct clamps. The generator is the original # 1102043, and it is also dated correctly. The voltage regulator is correct & original. The horns are the correct & original horns, part numbers 9000351 and 9000352. The horn relay is also the correct & original part # 1116781. The windshield wiper, 5044266, and washer assembly is completely original, and it looks and operates perfectly. Even the oil plug, on the oil pan, is the original part... with the "TR" inside of a triangle.
As of this writing, everything works on this car. I don’t mean I think it works, I mean it really works.
Here’s the list of items just checked recently:
Ease of Start - the engine starts with just a single turn of the key and two pumps of the gas pedal.
Horns - both blow correctly, loud and clear, with both the high tone and low tone.
HeadLights – The low beams and high beams both function as designed. These T3 original headlamps look great and the surrounding chrome appears as new.
Parking Lights - The 4) parking lights work correctly, both the front and the rear.
Brake lights – perfect.
Turn Signals - all flashers function correctly, and turn signals cancel properly.
Windshield wipers and washer – wipers function at both low and high speed, the washer squirts water as it should.
All other lights – interior lights, gauge lights. high beam, turn signal, and brake indicator lights. All checked and working.
Gauges – every single gauge, Speedometer, Tachometer, fuel, ammeter, temperature, oil pressure, work correctly.
Radio – wonderbar radio function correctly
Clock – Works great.
Heater, Defroster, & Fan – blows outside air, or hot air, in either direction, and the fan works fine at both speeds
Cigarette lighter – works properly, pops out when ready.
Seats - both the passenger and driver seats adjust correctly, and both seat backs lock into position.
Seat Belts - both the passenger and driver original seat belts operate correctly, both latching and adjustable.
Side Windows - both side windows open and close completely and smoothly, without binding or interference.
Locks - The ignition key works as designed. Both compartment doors and the center door also lock and unlock properly.
Doors & Hood - the doors open easily & they close properly and securely. The hood totally closes and it releases correctly.
NCRS Regional Top Flight award May, 2010
NCRS 4-Star Bowtie award Charlotte, NC July, 2010
At these judging events, it was also verified that the GM Vin tag is the original and correct to this rare corvette. At all of these judging events, it was verified that the engine is correct and original to this corvette.
At this level, this corvette is a $ 150,000 to $ 200,000 car, given its unrestored originality, options, super nice unhit body and original numbers matching drive train. This car runs great…starts with one turn of the key…..brakes perfectly….idles smoothly…..runs strong and hard to redline……straight as an arrow and steady at any speed…..and everything works.
Contact and Payment Information
Please give me a call with questions on this car. I enjoy the car hobby and I am more than happy to answer any questions. I will also help arrange for an inspection and work with your shipper to get the car loaded for transport. It’s fairly stressful buying a 50 year old car on Ebay. I would strongly recommend coming to see the car in person, or hiring a competent inspector to examine any corvette purchase. It is better to invest $500 than make a $ 170,000+ or more mistake, and you will feel great when the transport driver pulls up to your neighborhood and you know exactly what’s rolling off the back of his truck. Bid with confidence….the winning bidder will be the new owner of this car.
The car will be available for inspection during the auction. If you don’t have time to arrange for inspection prior to the end of the auction, you can inspect the car after the auction ends. You can also travel to Louisville, Kentucky to see the car after the auction ends. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, you can pass on the car, and I’ll return your down payment and re-list the corvette. Your travel expenses, however, are your own and I will not consider any reimbursement for your travel to see the car. Also, once you have it shipped to your location, it’s yours to keep. The car has been represented accurately in this ad and not too many people are willing to give the above terms.
Call Paul. Cell is 502-648-4059 or 502-244-4400. Leave a message, if necessary, and I’ll call back asap. You can email me at email@example.com. The car is located in Louisville, Kentucky and I will only accept cash at time of pickup, cashier’s check, or certified check for payment. I have a clear title to the vehicle. This is a $ 150,000 to $ 200,000 corvette. I will need complete contact information and a $ 5,000 deposit within 4 business days of the end of the auction. You must contact me within 24 hours of auction end by phone to confirm your deposit, payment and inspection plans. This corvette is also advertised locally.