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1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 in Roman Red

1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 in Roman Red

Close1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 in Roman Red

Body Specs

Wheelbase:    102.00 inches:
Front Track:    57.00 inches
Rear Track:    59.00 inches:
Length:    177.2 inches
Width
Including Bumpers / Moldings:
   72.8 inches:
Width
Not Including Bumpers / Moldings:
   70.3 inches:
Front Overhang:    33.0 inches
Rear Overhang:    42.2 inches:
Height (at Windshield):    49.2 inches
Height (Loaded, Hard Top):    51.9 inches
Height (Loaded, Folding Top):    52.0 inches
Hood Opening:    Front (reverse alligator)
Finish (paint type):    Lacquer
Turning Diameter:    38.5 feet (right); 39.0 feet (left) wall - wall
  36.5 feet (right); 37.0 feet (left) curb - curb
Steering gear ratio:    16.3:1:
Steering Wheel Turns:    3.25:
Tire Size:    6.70-15 4 Ply Rating:
Tire Type:    Rayon
Three Speed Transmission:   1st Gear 2.21:1
  2nd Gear 1.32:1
  3rd Gear 1.00:1
  Reverse Gear 2.51:1
Four Speed Transmission:   1st Gear 2.20:1
  2nd Gear 1.66:1
  3rd Gear 1.31:1
  4th Gear 1.00:1
  Reverse Gear 2.26:1
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission:    Drive 1.82:1 and 1.00:1
Low 1.82:1
Reverse Gear 1.82:1
Axle Ratio:    3.70:1; Optional: 4.11:1, 4.56:1
  Automatic: 3.55:1
Transmission Synchromesh:    Three Speed: 2nd and 3rd Gears
  Four Speed: All Gears:


Weight

Shipping - Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission:    2,945 lb.
Curb - Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission
Shipping + fuel (107 lb.), water (38 lb.):
   3,090 lb.
Loaded - Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission
(Two Passengers @ 150 lb. each):
   3,390 lb.
Shipping - Three Speed (standard) Transmission:    2,840 lb.
Curb - Three Speed (standard) Transmission
Shipping + fuel (107 lb.), water (38 lb.):
   2,985 lb.
Loaded - Three Speed (standard) Transmission
(Two Passengers @ 150 lb. each):
   3,285 lb.
Optional Hard Top:    55 lb.
Weight Differentials
Limited Slip Differential:    +9 pounds
Dual Four Barrel Carburetors:    -18 pounds
Fuel Injection:    -8 pounds
Hardtop:    -5 pounds (Without Folding Top)
Hardtop:    +56 pounds (With Folding Top)
Radio:    +16 pounds
Sunshade:    +2 pounds (Pair)
Whitewall Tire:    +3 pounds
Power Top:    +34 pounds
Four Speed Transmission:    +12 pounds
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission:    +97 pounds
Power Windows:    +13 pounds
Windshield Washers:    +4 pounds
15-5 Wheels:    -1 pound


Engine Specs

Type::    V8:
Valve Location::    In Head:
Bore / Stroke::    3.875" / 3.00":
Displacement::    283 Cubic Inches:
Compression Ratio::    9.5 : 1:
Crankshaft Material::    Forged Steel:
Camshaft Material::    Cast Alloy Iron:
Oil Pump Type::    Gear:
Normal Oil Pressure:    35 psi @ 2,000 RPM:
Oil Pressure Gauge:    Electric:
Crankcase Oil Capacity (less filter):    5 Quarts:
Recommended Oil Grade:    Above 32°: SAE 20W, SAE 20 or SAE 10W-30
  To 0°: SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
  Below 0°: SAE 5W or SAE 5W-20
  Sustained high speed over 90°F - SAE 30 may be used:
Fuel Tank:    16.4 Gallons
Fuel Tank Code 1625A
  (Hardtop Only):
  
  (Fiberglass)
Carburetor:    Carter 3756676 Single 4 barrel
Carburetor. Optional dual four barrel carburetors Code 469:    Carter 3744002 (front) / 3744004 (rear)
Fuel Filter:    Strainer:
Fuel Pump:    Mechanical
Fuel Pressure:    5¼ - 6½ PSI:
Carburetor, Optional dual four barrel carburetors Code 469
Special Camshaft:
   Carter 3741089 (front) / 3741090 (rear)
Cooling System Capacity:    16.5 Quarts (with heater)
15.5 Quarts (without heater):
Thermostat Type:    Choke
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure:    6 ¼ - 7 ¾ PSI:
Battery:    Delco 1980458 (12 volt)
53 Amp hr. @ 120 hr.
Thermostat Opening:    160° F
Compression Pressure:    160 PSI (Engine Hot)

Horsepower:
Standard Engine:    230 hp @ 4,800 RPM;
  Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Code 469A
(Two Four Barrel Carburetors):
   245 hp @ 5,000 RPM;
  Torque: 300 ft-lb. @ 3,800 RPM:
Code 469C
(Two Four Barrel Carburetors, Special Camshaft):
   270 hp @ 6,000 RPM;
  Torque: 285 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM:
Code 579A Fuel Injection:    275 hp @ 5,200 RPM;
  Torque: 305 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Code 579B Fuel Injection
(Special Camshaft):
   315 hp @ 6,200 RPM;
  Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM:

Fuel Injection:
Manufacturer:    Rochester Products
Model:    7017320 (Code 579)
7017310 (Code 579D, Special Camshaft)
Recommended Fuel:    Premium:
Fuel Pump:    Mechanical:
Fuel Pressure:    5 ¼ - 6 ½ PSI:
Inlet Manifold:    Cast Aluminum:
Air Cleaner Type:    Dry:
Air Meter Location:    Engine Left Side :
Plenum Chamber:    Integral With Inlet Manifold:
Ram Pipe Length:    12 Inches:
Fuel Induction:    Metered as Function of Air Flow:
Air / Fuel Ratio Control:    Vacuum Sensitive Diaphragm Located on Air Flow Meter:
Fuel Meter Pump Type:    Gear:
Fuel Meter Pump Location:    In Fuel Meter Assembly:
Fuel Meter Pump Drive:    Gear Driven by Flexible Shaft From Distributor:
Fuel Meter Pump Pressure:    300 PSI:
Injection Nozzles Quantity:    8:
Injection Nozzles Material:    Brass:
Injection Nozzles Location:    Mounted on Inlet Manifold Above Intake Ports:
Injection Nozzles Orifice Size - Fuel:    .0118 inch:
Injection Nozzles Insulation:    Bakelite:
Automatic Choke Type:    Electric, Time Temperature Type
Automatic Choke Location:    On Air Meter Assembly:
Automatic Choke Current Draw:    1 amp @ 70°
Automatic Choke Fast Idle Cam:    Yes:

Ignition System:
Coil:    Delco-Remy 1115091
  (FI Engines: 1115107)
Coil current rating:    4 amps (engine stopped)
1.8 amps (engine running):
Breaker Gap:    .019"
Ignition Timing:    4° BTDC @ 600 RPM idle (Standard Engine)
  12° BTC (Dual Four Barrel Carburetor)
  8° BTC (Fuel Injection)
  18° BTC (Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft):
Ignition Timing Centrifugal Advance:   0 ° @ 600 RPM
  5 ° @ 1,000 RPM (Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft)
  14 ° @ 1,500 RPM
  5 ° @ 1,500 RPM (Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft)
  28 ° @ 3,700 RPM (Maximum)
  22 ° @ 6,000 RPM (Maximum, Fuel Injection, Special Camshaft):
Ignition Timing Vacuum Advance:    15° @ 15.5 inches Hg (Standard Engine)
24° @ 13.5 inches Hg (Fuel Injection)
Spark Plug:    AC 44
AC 44-FF (Fuel Injection):
Spark Plug Thread:    14 mm.
Spark Plug Torque:    25 lb.-ft.:
Spark Plug Gap:    .033 - .038 inch
Firing Order:    1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2:

1960 Corvette Options

RPO: Description: Production:    Price
101 Heater 9,808 (95.59%) $102.25
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking 8,166 (79.58%) $137.75
107 Parking Brake Alarm 4,051 (39.48%) $5.40
108 Courtesy Light 6,774 (66.02%) $6.50
109 Windshield Washers 7,205 (70.22%) $16.15
121 Temperature Controlled Radiator Fan 2,711 (26.42%) $21.55
1408 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon n/a $15.75
1625A 24 Gallon Fuel Tank n/a $161.40
261 Sunshades 5,276 (51.42%) $10.80
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 (5) 246 (2.40%) n/a
290 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 9,104 (88.72%) $31.55
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 1,766 (17.21%) $199.10
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 5,147 (50.16%) $236.75
426 Power Windows 544 (5.30%) $59.20
440 Two-Tone Exterior Paint 3,312 (32.28%) $16.15
469 283 cu. in. 245 hp Engine two 4 bbl. carburetors 1,211 (11.80%) $150.65
469C 283 cu. in. 270 hp Engine two 4 bbl. carburetors 2,364 (23.04%) $182.95
473 Power Operated Folding Top 512 (4.99%) $139.90
579 283 cu. in. 250 hp fuel injected Engine 100 (0.97%) $484.20
579D 283 cu. in. 290 hp fuel injected Engine 759 (7.40%) $484.20
675 Positraction Rear Axle 5,231 (50.98%) $43.05
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission 5,328 (51.92%) $188.30
686 Metallic Brakes 920 (8.97%) $26.90
687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension 119 (1.16%) $333.60

Total Production: 10,261
Convertible: 10,261 (100.00%)

Notes: Base Corvette with 283 cu. in. 230 hp engine and three speed manual transmission: $3,872.00

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top Wheels
Tasco Turquoise 635 (6.19%) Black / Turquoise Blue / Black / White Turquoise
Horizon Blue 766 (7.47%) Blue / Black / Red Blue / Black / White Blue
Honduras Maroon 1,202 (11.71%) Black Black / White Maroon
Roman Red 1,529 (14.90%) Black / Red Black / White Red
Ermine White 3,717 (36.22%) Blue / Black / Red / Turquoise Blue / Black / White White
Sateen Silver 989 (9.64%) Blue / Black / Red / Turquoise Blue / Black / White Silver
Cascade Green 140 (1.36%) Black Blue / Black / White Green
Tuxedo Black 1,268 (12.36%) Blue / Black / Red / Turquoise Blue / Black / White Black

Notes: Cascade Green was a metallic as opposed to the solid Cascade Green of 1956, '57.

1960 Corvette