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What To Do With It? 1960 Corvette

1960 Corvette Project

I know they say a picture can say a thousand words and typically some really good photos can say far more about a car than words, but I always love it when sellers make remarks like, “what you see is what you get, so look hard”. Well the seller of this Corvette has offered some information about their car, but also recommends that you look closely at what’s here. They’ve listed it here on eBay and is in San Francisco, California with bidding already over $13k.

1960 Corvette

This Vette is going to need a lot of work, including fiberglass work. It is also missing the original engine, but the engine that comes with is date coded as a ’59. Restoring this one is going to be expensive, but you could always go a different route with it. Personally, I would focus on getting it running, make it safe to drive and build it into a bit of racer. I’d paint it white, install some Brooklyn style windscreens, do the basics to the interior and just enjoy it! How about you?


  1. James

    That’s “Brooklands” style windscreens. (from the English race track of the same name).

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  2. Jason Houston

    People who say “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) are saying one of two things: 1. “I know nothing about it.” or 2. “I know what’s wrong but don’t wish to disclose it.” Either one is typical of the kind of creeps you see selling cars on the Internet these days.

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  3. DanaPointJohn

    This seller must think that ALL CAPS and every sentence ending with an exclamation point makes the car more interesting and rare, and therefore more valuable. They don’t and it isn’t.

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  4. Rick

    Be expensive to restore, lots of $$$ for parts, good luck finding them all

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  5. ydnar

    If only fiberglass rusted. This would be a steal at any price.

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  6. Dolphin Member

    Well I can’t see very much of what I would get if I won this auction because the seller just walked around the car and snapped a few pics. So I’m expecting that I would get no hood….wait, there must have been a question because he says there’s a hood. But no exterior trim, no bumpers, no windshield or frame, maybe seat frames only, if that’s what I’m seeing, a radio but no other interior parts, nothing in trunk, no door handles or other hardware, no…….

    Oh yeah, wrong engine.

    Got to get out the Vette repro parts catalogs and the credit card. But….SCM Guide says a near-perfect one of these is worth only $38-71K with the 230 engine.

    Nope, this deal doesn’t compute.

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  7. 64 bonneville

    ads like this is why I try to avoid e-bay when looking for cars or projects.

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  8. OhU8one2

    In this condition,and original motor gone,I would build it as Pro Touring. Paint it Corvette Daytona Blue, saddle tan interior. Chevy create motor,T56 trans and see where it goes from there. Now at least the new owner could drive it a lot,and you just know it will draw loads of attention. Happy Motoring

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  9. piper62j

    Not sure of the market on these cars, but if the value is high, restoring it might be just as high.. This one’s mostly for the hard core Vette fans out there..

    Not me..

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    • Jason Houston

      Those hard-core Corvette fans (aka dealers) are going to snap it up and restore it for far less than the figures we’ve discussed here. Bet on it.

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  10. Bobsmyuncle

    Here’s what I’d do;


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  11. dj

    All you would need is a date code engine to match the cars date and nobody would know the difference. All the missing parts can be bought new. It’s just is it worth restoring and spending that kind of money on it or just buying one already done.

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  12. alfred

    that was a great video

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  13. Gary I

    Build a jet black with bright red interior Corvette street rod. Put modern LS-7 in it and upgrade everything. I’ve seen these pull over $100,000 at auctions. Built right $150,000 plus!

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  14. gunningbar

    Vintage racer? “Rat rod?” Could be just a fun car…..

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    • Jason Houston

      Actually, I think it’s better than that.

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  15. jd

    Have to fix this one~Simple because They Do Not recycle fiberglass~

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