For 1960, Zora Arkus-Duntov and his engineering team created nothing short of a track-tuned high-performance machine. New anti-sway bars and an aluminum clutch vastly improved the handling and performance capabilities of Chevrolet's roadster. Five small-block V-8s ranged from 230 to 315 brake horsepower in 1960, and the available transmissions included a two-speed Powerglide automatic and a four-speed manual unit. Stylistically, the 1958–1960 Corvettes represent the second-to-last iteration of the inaugural C1 Corvette platform, and it features the most intricate chrome detailing ever offered, along with numerous interior upgrades.
270 bhp, 283 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper