1. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  2. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  3. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  4. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  5. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  6. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  7. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  8. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  9. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  10. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  11. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

  12. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 'Dual-Quad' Roadster
Scottsdale Auction

ESTIMATE: $120,000 - $150,000
CHASSIS NO: 00867S109534
• Five-time NCRS Regional and National Top Flight Award winner
• Gorgeous, factory-correct restoration to NCRS standards
• June 2017 Bloomington Gold® Award winner; highly optioned
• Purchased new in Denver with known ownership since

283 cid V-8 engine, dual Carter four-barrel carburetors, 270 HP, Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and anti-roll bar, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 102"

While retaining the basic body design introduced for 1958 but now tastefully simplified with reduced chrome and ornamentation, the 1960 Corvette remains one of the most aesthetically pleasing C1 designs today. Despite the controversial 1957 AMA racing ban, lead Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov and his development team steadfastly continued to endow the Corvette with a growing arsenal of high-performance parts and racing technologies. Under their guidance, Chevrolet’s revolutionary small-block V-8 engine made quantum leaps in power output, reliability, and sophistication.

A serious performance machine even in its most basic form, the 1960 Corvette featured a selection of no fewer than five available small-block V-8s ranging from 230 to 315 BHP, with transmission choices including two-speed Powerglide automatic and T-10 four-speed manual units. New anti-roll bars sharpened the Corvette’s handling prowess, and lightweight aluminum was now used for the clutch and radiator.

From its first documented racing entry at Mexico’s deadly Carrera Panamericana in 1954, the Corvette competed on the track with growing confidence and strength, quickly going on to dominate SCCA B-Production road racing competition by the late 1950s. The Corvette’s long-awaited international racing debut came at Le Mans in 1960, with a three-car team entered by famed American sportsman and racer Briggs Cunningham. While the Corvettes were considered to be underdogs and two of them retired early, John Fitch and Bob Grossman finished first in class and 8th overall – a stunning Le Mans debut and ample confirmation of the Corvette’s rapid journey to excellence. Racing success translated to the showroom floor, with Corvette sales receiving a further boost from its starring role in the highly popular Route 66 TV series, which debuted in September 1960 on CBS. Total Corvette sales hit 10,261 for 1960, marking the first time they exceeded five figures.

This investment-grade 1960 Chevrolet Corvette is a thrilling find at auction, with full and unbroken provenance and just five owners from new. Factory options are numerous, including the hot 283/270-HP ‘Dual Quad’ engine, including the factory-installed, high-lift ‘Duntov’ camshaft. Other original features included the new-for-1960 Harrison aluminum radiator, which was only available on cars equipped with 270- and 290-HP engines and high-lift camshafts, plus a Positraction limited-slip rear axle, Wonderbar signal-seeking radio, 6,500-RPM redline tachometer, and a rare dealer-installed cockpit cover.

This well-equipped Corvette was purchased new by Reverend C.T. Carcich at Denver, Colorado’s Burt Chevrolet, via salesman Bob Fisher, who went on to open his own Chevrolet dealership in Boulder. In 1971, Rev. Carcich sold the Corvette to Terry and Susan Volauka, who sold the car to Steve and Bobette McCallum in 1987, who in turn sold it to Edward N. Slater of Vail, Colorado in 1991, who sold the Corvette to Kurt Steidley in 1994. Under Mr. Steidley, the Corvette was eventually restored to its outstanding current form, including installation of a new top-quality Al Knoch interior. As confirmed by the consignor, all numbered components are correct and match the proper numerical ranges listed in the Corvette Black Book, and the glass remains original to the car. An impressive string of accolades has been earned on the show field, including five NCRS Top Flight awards – the latest during November 2017 - and the coveted Bloomington Gold® certification in July 2017. Undoubtedly one of the finest first-generation Corvettes now available, this ‘Dual Quad’ 1960 Chevrolet Corvette is the perfect way to “get your kicks on Route 66” or any great road you choose!

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