Chevrolet Corvette 283/290 Fuel-Injected Roadster

In addition to being one of just 759 examples built with the race-ready 290-horsepower solid-lifter “fuelie” engine for 1960, this time capsule Corvette is a strong candidate for NCRS Bowtie or Bloomington Gold Survivor and Benchmark judging. It also features a very rare set of optional Code 276 wide wheels. Only 246 cars were so equipped for 1960.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.

290 bhp, 283 cu. in. V8 engine with Rochester mechanical fuel-injection, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length upper and lower A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and trailing radius rods, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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