Mecum Indy 2024 Auction: Spotlight on the 1960 Corvette Fuelie Convertible

Admire the timeless elegance of the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible, showcased in its Tuxedo Black paint with Sateen Silver coves. This award-winning classic is a testament to meticulous restoration, capturing the essence of vintage Corvette beauty. Photo Credit Mecum
Admire the timeless elegance of the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible, showcased in its Tuxedo Black paint with Sateen Silver coves. This award-winning classic is a testament to meticulous restoration, capturing the essence of vintage Corvette beauty. Photo Credit Mecum

UPDATE: 1960 Corvette Fuelie Convertible Sold for $189,750

The Mecum Indy 2024 auction, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thrilling event for car enthusiasts, running from May 10 through Saturday, May 18. This year’s auction features an impressive lineup of around 3,000 vehicles, including a remarkable collection of 328 Corvettes.

LOT S277: 1960 Corvette Fuelie Convertible

One standout Corvette, slated to cross the auction block on Saturday, May 18, is LOT S277, a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible. This exquisite vehicle boasts a Fuel-Injected 283/290 HP V-8 engine and has earned several prestigious accolades, making it a highly sought-after collectible.

A Pedigree of Excellence

Built in May 1960, this Corvette is the most powerful of its model year, featuring a matching-numbers CS-suffix 283/290 HP V-8 engine with Rochester Ramjet mechanical fuel injection, a 4-speed manual transmission, and a Positraction rear end. The Tuxedo Black paint with Sateen Silver coves, applied during restoration using single-stage paint to match the factory finish, and the black soft top over a red interior further enhances its classic appeal.

Step inside the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible to experience the stunning red interior, restored to perfection. From the padded dashboard to the Wonderbar radio, every detail is period-correct, reflecting the car's award-winning authenticity and craftsmanship. Photo Credit Mecum
Step inside the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible to experience the stunning red interior, restored to perfection. From the padded dashboard to the Wonderbar radio, every detail is period-correct, reflecting the car’s award-winning authenticity and craftsmanship. Photo Credit Mecum
Award-Winning Restoration
LOT S277 1960 C1 Tuxedo Black-Sateen Silver Corvette Fuelie Convertible Awards
LOT S277 1960 C1 Tuxedo Black-Sateen Silver Corvette Fuelie Convertible Awards. Photo Credit Mecum

The restoration, conducted by renowned Corvette restorer Warren Mockler, has propelled this vehicle to the pinnacle of recognition. It has received multiple awards, including:

  • Bloomington Gold Certified
  • NCRS Regional Top Flight (2022)
  • NCRS National Top Flight (2023)
  • NCRS Performance Verification (2023)
  • Duntov Mark of Excellence Award: Judged 99.5% at the 2023 French Lick, a prestigious award given only to cars that pass a rigorous three-part certification process and score above 97%.
  • MCACN Concours Gold (2023)
  • Triple Diamond Award (2023): A testament to its excellence, combining Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight, and Duntov Mark of Excellence awards.
Detailed Craftsmanship
Behold the heart of the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible: a meticulously restored, matching-numbers CS-suffix 283/290 HP V-8 engine with Rochester Ramjet mechanical fuel injection. This powerhouse is a key component of the vehicle's award-winning legacy.
Behold the heart of the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible: a meticulously restored, matching-numbers CS-suffix 283/290 HP V-8 engine with Rochester Ramjet mechanical fuel injection. This powerhouse is a key component of the vehicle’s award-winning legacy. Photo Credit Mecum

The meticulous restoration includes period-correct details such as spinner wheel covers over whitewall tires, an in-dash clock, heater and defroster, Wonderbar radio, padded dashboard, Delco battery, and finned aluminum Corvette script valve covers. The vehicle also comes with its owner’s manual, warranty booklet, battery card, and clock and radio instructions.

This highly awarded 1960 Corvette, with only 1,282 miles since its comprehensive restoration, presents an exciting opportunity for dedicated collectors.

Highlights:

  • Comprehensive restoration by Warren Mockler
  • Single-stage Tuxedo Black paint with Sateen Silver coves and red interior
  • Matching numbers CS-suffix 283/290 HP V-8 engine
  • Rochester fuel injection system
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Positraction rear end
  • Owner’s manual, warranty booklet, battery card, clock and radio instructions included

Please note that the physical awards are not included in the sale.

Stay tuned as we continue to highlight more remarkable Corvettes from the Mecum Indy 2024 auction.

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