Data File '60 Corvette
Owned by Kim Ian Madsen, Mesa, ArizonaRestored (1989) by Madsen Auto Restoration, Mine Hill, New Jersey (Doug Madsen and Kim's late father and brother Scott); (2004) by Corvette Restoration AZ, Tempe, Arizona

TOTAL 1960 CORVETTE
PRODUCTION
10,261 WITH RPO 579D 290HP
FUEL-INJECTED 283
759
IN HORIZON BLUE/
ERMINE WHITE
TWO-TONE (CAR’S
ORIGINAL COLORS)
280 WITH RPO 687
HEAVY-DUTY BRAKES
AND SUSPENSION
119
BODY
Restored production ’60 Corvette
CHANGES Five new Magic Mirror acrylic lacquer factory color choices, and no styling/trim
changes from 1959. The big changes were on the way, starting in 1961
PAINT Roman Red/Ermine White; red paint first applied by Madsen Auto Restoration,
Mine Hill, New Jersey; restored by Corvette Restoration AZ, Tempe, Arizona
CHASSIS
Restored production ’60 Corvette (originally built with RpO 687 big-brake/HD suspension option
very early in ’60 model run)
SUSPENSION (Front) Special, leftover-from-1959 heavy-duty coil springs with upper/lower
A-arms, antiroll bar and special shock absorbers; (Rear) Special, leftover-from-
1959, heavy-duty five-leaves-per-side leaf springs and special shock absorbers
BRAKES Finned 11-inch–diameter drums with cerametallic linings, “elephant ears”
front air deflectors, cooling fans, and rear-brake fresh air ducting. power assist
courtesy of driver
STEERING Recirculating ball, non-power-assisted
WHEELS 15x5½-inch steel, with factory “dog dish” hubcaps
TIRES Reproduction 6.70-15 blackwalls