It's not hard to find people who appreciate a first-generation Corvette, but this one transcends the casual enthusiasts by being one of the best collector cars around. This 1960 Chevrolet Corvette is one of only 100 with the 250 hp fuel injection option – and it's still under the hood today. And as we dig deeper, you're going to find more rare features that make this a true icon on wheels.
This is a car that has been treated with respect all of its life. For example, it was resprayed its factory-correct and rare Sateen Silver in 1979. Remember, this was a time when people were not yet appreciating how rare an RPO 579 car was, but this one was given such a high level of details that it still has an excellent gloss and shine today. Plus, the white cowl inserts create a two-tone that makes it absolutely iconic. And overall, the car looks fantastic because the body panels have the kind of straightness that can only come from a well-respected, garage-kept life. Of course, what you will really be attracted to is that all that iconic brightwork. The toothy grille, intricate wheel covers, terrific trim, split bumpers up front, and similar ones in the rear that also incorporates the exhaust – it's all what you expect when buying an upper echelon example of America's sports car.
While the silver hard top is a beautiful piece that makes this Corvette look like a sporty coupe, we bet you'll enjoy the soft top even more. Not only does this fresh white presentation (replaced in 2016) matches nicely with the cowl color and whitewalls, but also the way the soft top operates is really impressive. You'll love showing off how with one touch of a switch, this power folds into the trunk. Yes, you're looking at one of only 512 cars produced with that pricey option! And when you do use the power roof, it opens the fresh red interior to the world. Restored in 2016 using only the best Al Knoch materials, the personation is stunning. The steering wheel looks awesome in red, and its ridges have that great thin and grippy feel that only came on the right cars of this era. Sitting behind this you get a great view of the full gauge package, including the tach. The sea of red is broken up by plenty of nice brightwork especially around the correct AM radio, working clock, and manual transmission. Because you'll want to be cruising with the top down for as long as possible, this restoration got everything right, including the heater.
And while the superior presentation/restoration of the interior and exterior already had you hooked, it's really what's in the engine bay that will make this a forever in-demand classic. The 283 cubic-inch V8 with fuel-injection is a rare treat, especially with the RPO 579 cars having the lowest production numbers with only 100 examples. This numbers-matching motor even has the correct Rochester injector unit (part #7017310). It's presented with correct Corvette script valve covers, ram's horn exhaust, and all those tidy belts, wires, and hoses makes this full package lustworthy to true Corvette enthusiasts. But don't just look at the engine bay; take some time to see the undercarriage photos, too. You'll understand the true level of commitment and investment it took to keep this special 'Vette so amazing. The high-power fuelie is best experienced with a manual transmission, and so this gives you full control with a four-speed. The overall driving experience is an engine that runs beautifully, gives a smart cackle from the twin tailpipes, and pulls through the gears like a freight train.
Complete with owner's manual and NCRS paperwork, you're looking at one of the best ways to enjoy both the prestige of rare ownership and all-around vintage driving fun. Don't let this ultra-rare opportunity slip away. Call today!!!