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1960 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Model Year Highlights:

  • Aluminum radiators were limited to the 270 and 290 hp Corvettes.
  • All optional engines had cast alloy valve covers featuring seven fins, while the base engine came equipped with painted steel valve covers.
1960 Corvette Options and Production
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
867 Base Convertible $3,872.00 10,261   469 283ci, 245hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $150.65 1,211
101 Heater $102.25 9,809   469C 283ci, 270hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $182.95 2,364
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $137.75 8,166   473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90 512
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.40 4,051   579 283ci, 250hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 100
108 Courtesy Lights $6.50 6,774   579D 283ci, 290hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 759
109 Windshield Washers $16.15 7,205   675 Positraction Rear Axle (3.70:1) $48.45 1,548
121 Temp. Controlled Radiator Fan $21.55 2,711   675 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1 $48.45 3,226
261 Sunshades $10.80 5,276   675 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56:1 $48.45 457
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 $0.00 246   685 4-Speed Manual Transmission. $188.30 5,328
290 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $31.55 9,104   686 Metallic Brakes $26.90 920
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $199.10 1,766   687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Susp. $333.60 119
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75 5,147   1408 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 $15.75 NA
426 Power Windows $59.20 544   1625A 24 Gallon Fuel Tank $161.40 NA
440 Two-Tone Paint Combination $16.15 3,309          
Total Production (all convertibles):  10,261

Color Options
RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # RM # Interior Soft Top Production
517A Cascade Green NA NA NA Black White/Blue/Black 140
510A Ermine White 825 4024 1199 Blue/Black/Red/Turq. Blue/Black/White 3,717
502A Horizon Blue NA NA NA Blue/Black/Red White/Blue/Black 766
506A Roman Red 70961 2931 1138 Black/Red White/Black 1,529
509A Sateen Silver DDL-31905 Lucite Acrylic Lacquer #4023-L
Duco Nitrocellulose Lacquer #93988
Acrylic Lacquer #A-1203
Nitrocellulose Lacquer #1203
Blue/Black/Red/Turq. White/Black/Blue 989
504A Tasco Turquoise NA NA NA Black/Turquoise White/Black/Blue 635
NA Tuxedo Black DDL-9300 Lucite Acrylic Lacquer #88-L
Duco Nitrocellulose Lacquer #44
Acrylic Lacquer #A-496
Nitrocellulose Lacquer #400
Red/Black/Blue White/Black 1,268

Two-Tone Paint (RPO 440)
Color Production
Roman Red / White 779
Honduras Maroon / White 572
Ermine White / Silver 488
Tasco Turquoise / White 383
Tuxedo Black / Silver 368
Horizon Blue / White 359
Cascade Green / White 65

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production
NA Black 3,231
NA Blue 1,032
NA Red 4,920
NA Turquoise 1,078

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. Motor Trend
Pub. Date NA July, 1960
Engine NA 469C
Axle NA NA
Transmission NA NA
0-30 mph NA NA
0-40 mph NA NA
0-50 mph NA NA
0-60 mph NA 8.4 sec
0-70 mph NA NA
0-80 mph NA NA
0-90 mph NA NA
0-100 mph NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 16.1/89.0
Top Speed NA NA
Braking NA NA
Handling NA NA