This 1960 Corvette Is Ready To Rumble After 50 Years Locked In A Garage

While the Impala dominated the ’60s as Chevy’s number one superstar, the Corvette steadily gained popularity and carved out its own legacy. In 1960, the Corvette achieved a major milestone by surpassing 10,000 units sold for the first time, even though the new model closely resembled its predecessor, apart from a few added options exclusively introduced for that year.

Chevrolet managed to sell over 10,200 Vettes, with more than 2,000 units featuring a powerful 283-cubic-inch (4.7-liter) engine producing 270 horsepower. The Corvette we have here today also boasts the same engine, although it is no longer the original one. The current powerplant is a period-correct replacement, according to the eBay seller twin67s, although its running condition remains uncertain.

What truly matters, however, is the present condition of this Corvette. Born in 1960, the car was disassembled around a decade after leaving the assembly lines. Unfortunately, the owner never completed the restoration project, leaving the Vette languishing in a garage, waiting for someone else to take up the challenge. The wait ended up spanning an incredible half a century until the Corvette was finally unearthed.

Remarkably, the car is in pretty good shape, considering the extensive time it spent in storage. The original body panels remain intact, and the frame has been reassembled to allow the car to roll. Many parts have survived, including the armrest, glass, radio, clock, seats, and more.

However, being a vintage project, there are also some concerns to address. The Corvette is missing a transmission and several other components, such as the bumpers. The metal surfaces require attention in terms of restoration due to their less than ideal condition.

Not surprisingly, the convertible top is in ruins after all these years. Nevertheless, this Corvette possesses all the potential to become an eye-catching restoration project. While the task won’t be easy, the car’s solid foundation presents an opportunity for someone with the right skills to transform it into a true showstopper.

The only significant drawback is the selling price. The current owner isn’t willing to part with the car for a bargain. The bidding for this 1960 Corvette starts at no less than $20,000. This price tag might seem steep for a Corvette in its current state, but that’s not all. The auction also has a reserve, meaning the bidding must reach a significantly higher amount to secure the car. For those who prefer to avoid bidding wars, the Buy It Now price has been set at $37,000. By paying this amount upfront, you can acquire the Vette without any competition. If you’re interested in inspecting the car before placing your bid, you can find the Corvette parked in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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