Could you imagine how exhilarating it would have been to have found this 1960 Chevrolet Corvette convertible? After 41 years in a barn, this ’60 ‘Vette began its like as a Fuelie car, that was later converted to carburation. Although the owner planned a for a full restoration, this Chevy looks clean and straight, with only the bumpers and drivetrain removed and disassembled. With no specific price listed, the seller is open to offers. Find it here on craigslist out of New Baltimore, Michigan. Thank you to Barn Finds reader Ryan for this great submission!
Completely dismantled, the 283 is described as complete, and in suitable condition. In the image above you can see the “Fuel Injection” badges that once graced this fine machine. The block is not in view, but other valuable components like the 4 speed transmission are shown in the “parts” images. It does not appear that any of the Rochester fuel injection parts remained with the car though time.
Although described as being original, the seats and door panels were reupholstered with groovy crushed velvet. There is no carpet, but aside from that the interior appears very complete and original. The steering wheel and dash look very nice, with bright vibrant coloring and no cracking. The factory Wonder Bar radio is not currently installed, but is included with the car. This Vette is a convertible and features the optional hardtop. The convertible top frame is present, but the cloth top is no longer of use.
Overall the paint and body work on this Corvette looks great. The paint is still shiny, with no evidence of damage, or sun fade. Appearing as if this was someone’s hot rod back in the day, this sports car is equipped with 5 slot mags. Even though the exterior of this Corvette isn’t perfect, it is still very nice if it is truly original paint. One may consider rebuilding the drivetrain, and making this one a driver in its current condition. Ditch the wheels and interior for original parts, and you would be left with a nice looking original paint Chevy. Although restoring the Rochester fuel injection could get pricey. What would you do with this Corvette? Full restoration, or maintain the paint and rebuild the drivetrain?