1960 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 0 1960
2 & 3 08 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
6 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
7 to 12 100001 to 110261 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion & transmission
  • CQ = 283-cid 230-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • CR = 283-cid 275-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission with fuel injection
  • CS = 283-cid 315-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission, high lift camshaft, and fuel injection
  • CT = 283-cid 245-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission and dual four-barrel carburetors
  • CU = 283-cid 270-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission, high-lift camshaft and dual four-barrel carburetors
  • DG = 283-cid 230-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and a four-barrel carburetor
  • DJ = 283-cid 245-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and dual four-barrel carburetors

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
0800 67
1960 Corvette

1960 Corvette
2-dr. Roadster
2 passenger

$3872 2840 lb 10,261

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine Optional Engine Optional Engine Optional Engine
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement283 cid
Bore & Stroke3.87 x 3.00
Compression ratio9.50:1 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 230 @ 4800 rpm 245 270 275 315
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic solid
Carburetor Carter four-barrel Type WCFB Model 3779178 Two four-barrel carbs Two four-barrel carbs Rochester fuel injection Rochester fuel injection

TRANSMISSION

Standard Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission
Close-ratio three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Close-ratio four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Two-speed Powerglide transmission (optional)

CHASSIS

Wheelbase 102 inches (2.591 m)
Overall length 177.2 inches (4.501 m)
Overall width 72.8 inches (1.849 m)
Overall height 51.6 inches (1.318 m)
Front tread 57 inches (1.448 m)
Rear tread 59 inches (1.499 m)
Frame Welded steel box-section X-braced type
Ground Clearance 6 inches (15 cm)
Wheels 15" steel bolt-on wheels
Tires 6.70 x 15
Front suspension Independent; unequal-length A-arms; unequal-length wishbones; coil springs; anti-roll bar; tubular shocks
Rear suspension Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular shock absorbers
Steering Saginaw worm-and-ball, 17:1 ratio, 3.7 turns to lock; 38.5 foot turning circle
Rear axle type Hypoid semi-floating
Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic, internal-expanding, 11-inch diameter drums, 157 square inches effective lining area (121 square inches with optional sintered metallic linings)
Standard 3-speed axle ratio 3.70:1
Powerglide 2-speed axle ratio 3.55:1
Optional axle ratios 4:11:1, 4.56:1

OPTIONS

  Additional cove color $16.15
RPO 101 Heater $102.25
RPO 102 Signal-seeking AM radio $137.75
RPO 107 Parking brake alarm $5.40
RPO 108 Courtesy lights $6.50
RPO 109 Windshield washer $16.15
RPO 121 Temperature control radiator fan $21.55
RPO 261 Sunshades $10.80
RPO 276 Five 15 x 5.5-inch wheels N/C
RPO 290 6.70 x 15 White sidewall tires $31.55
RPO 313 Powerglide automatic transmission $199.10
RPO 419 Auxiliary hardtop $236.75
RPO 426 Electric power windows $59.20
RPO 469 283-cid 245-hp dual four-barrel carb V-8 engine $150.65
RPO 469C 283-cid 270-hp dual four-barrel carburetor V-8 engine $182.95
RPO 579 V-8 283-cid 275-hp fuel-injection engine $484.20
RPO 579D V-8 283-cid 315-hp fuel-injection engine $484.20
RPO 473 Power-operated folding top mechanism $139.90
RPO 675 Positraction axle with optional ratio $43.05
RPO 687 Heavy-duty brakes and suspension $333.60
RPO 685 Four-speed manual transmission $188.30
RPO 686 Metallic brakes $26.90
RPO 1408 Five 6.70 x 15 Nylon tires $15.75
RPO 686 Metallic brakes $26.90
RPO 1625A 24-gallon fuel tank $161.40

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