By: Ian Kilburn thanks to Ryan for the pictures.
After 41 years in a barn, this ’60 ‘Vette began its like as a Fuel Injected car, that was later converted to carburation. Although the owner planned for a full restoration, this Corvette is clean and straight, with only the bumpers and drivetrain removed and disassembled.
In the image above you can see the “Fuel Injection” badges that once graced this fine machine. The block is not in view, but other valuable components like the 4 speed transmission are shown in the “parts” images. It does not appear that any of the Rochester fuel injection parts remained with the car though time.
The seats and door panels have been reupholstered with velvet. The floor carpet is missing but aside from that the interior appears very complete and original. The steering wheel and dash are good with no cracking. The factory radio is missing, but is included with the car. This Corvette is a convertible and the optional hardtop is included in the sale of the car. The convertible top frame is present, but the cloth top is missing.
The overall paint and body work on this Corvette looks good. The paint is still shiny, with no evidence of damage, or sun fade. Even though the exterior of this Corvette isn’t perfect, it is still very nice if it is truly original paint. One may consider rebuilding the drivetrain, and making this one a driver in its current condition. Replace the wheels and interior for original parts, and you would be left with a nice looking original paint Corvette. Although restoring the Rochester fuel injection could get expensive. What would you do with this Corvette? Full restoration, or maintain the paint and rebuild the drivetrain?