There was a time when the only way to get a reasonable audience together to potentially buy your car was a public auction or the dreaded used car lot. While these can still be viable options for some folks, many have turned to the internet in order to expand their potential market. This way of thinking quickly led to eBay and other similar sights, and car buying has never been the same since.
Generally speaking, we are in favor of the changes as we get to check out some pretty awesome cars for sale like this stunning 1960 Corvette. This car was painted in a color that was rather popular in its day, this particular shade is known as Tasco Turquoise and the turquoise theme is carried throughout the interior. The signature coves, convertible top and tire sidewalls are all done in a brilliant white.
This car maintains the original 283 cubic-inch V8 engine, with solid lifters, high performance cam, and dual quad carburetors. The four-speed manual gearbox transferred 270 hp to the ground, not too bad by today’s standards, let alone 55 years ago. The car currently has 83,844 miles on the odometer. A complete frame-off restoration was completed in 1997, and only about 6,000 miles have been put on the car since. About 10 years ago, Kevin Mackay freshened up the restoration to the tune of about $30,000 worth.
In addition, the seller wanted to extend a personal message, “This fully restored NCRS Top Flight winning Corvette currently has new radial tires on new wheels, but the Goodyear wide bias ply white wall tires on the original color coded wheels are included. A full service was recently performed to the car. This is an extremely tight, great handling and strong running 1960 Corvette that can be shown or taken on trips and driven for pleasure.
According to the owner’s description, ” The car can be viewed in the Santa Barbara area and we are available to answer any questions. Please call 949-642-7447 to make an appointment to view it or if you need additional information. The buyer is responsible for shipping or picking up the car but we can assist in this process.”
For what it’s worth, there are few of us in agreement that if we were in the market for a C1, we’d be on our way to Santa Barbara!