Everything You Want to Know About the 1960 Corvette, All in One Place.
It is said that when you find something that works, don’t change it. For Chevrolet, this sentiment resonated amongst the senior designers of the Corvette. Despite the conceptual changes that Bill Mitchell had been toying with since 1958, the reality was that the Corvette was going to be around in its current form for a few more years.
From a sales standpoint, this seemed to sit just fine with GM executives, who had watched Corvette’s financial successes gain more ground with each passing year. Even in 1958, when an economic recession impacted so many manufacturers, the Corvette had succeeded in turning a profit.
Surely, the Corvette still had room to grow – even if that growth meant staying the same from 1959 to 1960, stay the same it did. From a design standpoint at least, the 1960 Corvette is virtually indistinguishable from 1959. The body lines and chrome trim is nearly identical on both models.
The interiors have virtually no distinguishable differences. In short, the 1960 Corvette was, from all design purposes, a continuation of the 1959 production model.