AJ's Car of the Day '60 C-1 Chevrolet Corvette

Car: Chevrolet C-1 Corvette

Year: 1960

What makes it special: The C-1 Corvette is the first generation of the sports car produced by Chevrolet. Introduced late in the 1953 model year, it was produced through 1962. It is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation, as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Sting Ray.

What made it famous: Last features to appear in 1960 models included taillights molded into the rear fenders and heavy grill teeth. New features include aluminum radiators, but only with 270 hp and 290 hp engines. Also for the first time, all fuel-injection engines required manual transmissions. Rare options included the RPO 579 250 hp engine, RPO 687 heavy-duty brakes and suspension, RPO 276 15"×5.5" wheels, RPO 473 power convertible top, and RPO 426 power windows.

Why I would want one: I've always felt the solid axle generation Corvette's to be the most raw and true sports car.

Fun fact: The 1960's Cascade Green was metallic, unique to the year and the rarest color at 140 made.