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Fresh Paint: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette

The seller treated this 1960 Corvette to a repaint last year, and it presents superbly. Finding fault with its panels or paint is almost impossible, while its interior and underside continue the theme of immaculate presentation. They say it would be equally at home on the street, or the show circuit, but its new owner could hedge their bets by treating it to both. Its most pressing need is a new home. Therefore, its owner has listed the ‘Vette here on eBay in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Bidding currently sits below the reserve at $62,700

Chevrolet offered Corvette buyers in 1960 a choice of seven single-tone and the same number of two-tone paint combinations. The overwhelming favorite was Ermine White, selected by 41% of buyers in single or two-tone. This is one of those cars, with the seller treating it to a recent repaint. Its presentation is all you might expect, with the flawless paint cloaking panels that are equally impressive. The car wears a contrasting Black soft-top. This used to feature power operation, but a previous owner removed the system. However, if the buyer wishes to reinstate the parts, the seller includes them. They admit they never bothered because the top is easy to raise and lower. The chrome is acceptable for a survivor, with the seller admitting there are a few minor pits and marks. The car’s beauty is more than skin deep, with the underside shots revealing a frame that is clean enough to eat off. The hubcaps are spotless, and the low-mile Coker whitewalls add a perfect finishing touch.

The photos indicate this Corvette features the 230hp version of the 283ci V8. Shifting duties fall to the venerable two-speed Powerglide that will sap outright performance but provide a relaxing driving experience. If the original owner had equipped this car with a manual transmission, the ¼-mile journey would take 15.9 seconds. The Powerglide pushes that figure to 16.6 seconds. Interestingly, a Corvette with a self-shifter will actually hit a slightly higher top speed than one with a manual. Who’d have thunk it? It is unclear whether this classic is numbers-matching, but the previous owner treated that 283 to a rebuild. The Corvette runs and drives perfectly, with no issues or problems.

Ermine White paint restricted buyers to Blue, Black, Red, or Turquoise interior trim. This car provides a stunning contrast in Black, and the condition is as impressive as the rest of the vehicle. There are no signs of wear or abuse, and while I would hesitate to describe it as in showroom condition, it is easy to see why this classic has picked up show trophies and commanded attention at every Cars & Coffee it has attended. The only visible aftermarket addition is an AM/FM Wonderbar radio, which improves the options for tunes on the move. The seller includes a Vintage Air A/C system for those who require more cooling than Mother Nature can provide. I probably wouldn’t install it, preferring to preserve this classic’s originality.

The Corvette developed a reputation as a hard-edged performance car, and they proved to be some of the most potent domestically produced classics during the 1960s and early 1970s. This 1960 model demonstrates that a softer side was available for those craving a more relaxed driving experience. It has attracted thirteen bids, which is far fewer than I expected for a car of this caliber. That situation could change, although it is worth remembering that the Powerglide will negatively impact its potential value. However, I would be disappointed if it didn’t nudge $80,000 before the hammer falls. Do you agree?


  1. bobhess bobhess Member


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    • Frank Sumatra


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    • JERRY

      Nice very nice!! Wish I could afford it.

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    • Fox owner

      I’m not a big Corvette fan but the C1 stands apart from the rest of the line with more European styling. Beautiful car but that price makes my eyes water. Worth it probably I know but too rich for my blood. Just curious, what is that casting between the firewall and the engine? With the wing nut on top?

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      • leiniedude leiniedude Member

        That is ignition shielding to keep static out of the radio.

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  2. JERRY

    Nice very nice!! Wish I could afford it.

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  3. Douglas Sodeman

    The 1960Corvette was the first Corvette I drove while with black interior. The Engine had a 283 and dual four barrel Carbs.what a ride..Yes I believe the one advertised is probably worth 80,000.Fantastic car.

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  4. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Very nice. If the powerglide is a negative for someone, there are various GM and aftermarket transmissions that could be substituted and give improved mileage and performance as a side effect.

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  5. Harry

    With a 283 and power glide no real performance but a nice cruiser and a terrific looking well maintained corvette.
    I think for 60-80 grand there are way better options to buy a corvette or any other performance car for that matter. Just my opinion not that mine matters.
    all the best to buyer and seller.

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  6. Oldschool Muscle

    This looks so clean!! Fresh..I like it..

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  7. Billy

    Holy Moly, what a nicely preserved little roadster.

    One like this doesn’t come along very often. You would think that this car would deserve a Barrett Jackson auction. As they say, not my deal.

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  8. chrlsful

    ’56/0 is the vette for me. Still has the Italianate rear, this is the last w/a nice dash (I like the earlier double cove better). Auto is fine in a daily driver (what cars are for). Perfect condition for me (a lill more affordable). Not my fav color (a contrasting side is good too).
    Thank you Adam~

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  9. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Don’t like the PowerGlide, there are plenty of newer or aftermarket transmissions that can be installed. Wrap up the PG in case you want to sell the car as originally and enjoy.

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  10. PGOCON

    While the price is out of nearly all of our affordability. The whole Corvette lifespan is the most majority respected car to own. Look at that grille and marvel! Then marvel at the rest of the designing. Those whitewalls set this on fire. This car is a museum piece.

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  11. mark nathenson

    I have always been a contrasting cove color guy…until I saw this car…perfect!

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  12. DRV

    Side cove color was a 12 dollar option .All that I remember kept solid colors and all white is how I remember them coming down the street. My dad’s was all charcoal ’58 as mine was. Poo on the cove colors!
    As kids we would see a neighborhood one with a cartoonish dragon painted on the trunk. We made up a little tune ” white Corvette with the dragon on the back” we sang every time we saw it! Prince later copied it….oh, and nothing wrong with low power auto iny book because that’s how I remember them as a cruiser.

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