1960 Corvette Specifications

The 1960 Corvette was virtually unchanged from the 1959 model, retaining its power and smooth ride. Here are the specifications for the 1960 Corvette:

The 1960 Corvette featured a revised suspension that gave it greater handling prowess.
The 1960 Corvette featured a revised suspension that
gave it greater handling prowess.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
177.2
Width, inches
72.8
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
52.3
Curb Weight, pounds
3,080

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, trailing radius rods

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch4.6/283
4.6/283 4.6/2834.6/2834.6/283
Bore x stroke, inches3.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.00
Fuel Management1 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl.2 x 4-bbl.2 x 4-bbl.fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm230 @ 4800245 @ 5000270 @ 6000270 @ 6000290 @ 6200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot300 @ 3000300 @ 3800285 @ 4200285 @ 4200290 @ 4400

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
270 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
8.3
0-100 mph, sec
NA
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
16.1 @ 89

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
10,261
$3,872.00

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Heater
9,808
$102.25
AM Radio, signal seeking
8,166
137.75
Parking Brake Alarm
4,051
5.40
Courtesy Lights
6,774
6.50
Windshield Washer
7,205
16.15
Temperature Controlled Radiator Fan
2,711
21.55
Sunshades
5,276
10.80
Wheels, 15 x 5.5
246
0.00
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
9,104
31.55
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
1,766
199.10
Auxiliary Hardtop
5,147
236.75
Power Windows
544
59.20
Two-Tone Paint
3,312
16.15
245 hp Engine
1,211
150.65
270 hp Engine
2,364
182.95
Power Operated Folding Top
512
139.90
250 hp Engine Fl
100
484.20
290 hp Engine Fl
759
484.20
Positraction Rear Axle
5,231
43.05
4-speed Manual Transmission 5,328
188.30
Metallic Brakes
920
26.90
Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
119
333.60
Blackwall Tires, 6.70 x 15 nylon
NA
NA
24 Gallon Fuel Tank
NA
NA

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Tuxedo Black1,268
Tasco Turquoise
635
Horizon Blue
766
Honduras Maroon
1,202
Roman Red
1,529
Ermine White
3,717
Sateen Silver
989
Cascade Green
140

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1953 Corvette
1954 Corvette
1955 Corvette
1956 Corvette
1957 Corvette
1958 Corvette
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1961 Corvette
1962 Corvette


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