C1 Corvette Barn Find in Vermont

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Nothing gets an enthusiast more excited than the two words “barn find.” We relish the idea of something dusty, stored away, and forgotten being given a chance to breathe new life. Sometimes that turns out to be a bucket of bolts, but other times, like this instance, it turns into a true gem.

Gary Clairmont’s Burlington Vermont garage housed this C1 for nearly four decades, but he finally decided to sell it. Bought as a present for Clairmont by his parents in the late ’60s, it served faithfully as a daily driver before he stored it away. It sat unused for quite some time, but it survived this hibernation very well. The images below show a gorgeous silver 1960 C1 Corvette with some unique touches, such as the black painted accents behind the headlights. The man who was looking to buy the vehicle, Mike Walsh the owner of The Early Vette Shop in Pennsylvania, noticed some other things too.

The car had some unusual features on it. The dual-quad engine in 1960 was the most powerful carburetor engine available, but this one didn’t have the correct intake, or block. That didn’t deter Mike, who in his massive collection of older GM parts had the period-correct pieces to put together the 270 hp motor the way it would have left the factory.

You can read up on the whole story at MSN Autos, or head over to the thread to discuss this beautiful find.

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Via [MSN Autos]

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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