1960s Cars – Chevrolet

by Michael RichComment — Updated August 5, 2023

Welcome to 1960s Cars – Chevrolet
1960s cars1960 Chevrolet Impala

Chevy out sold all other GM lines
by at least 4 – 1 with the Impala being one of America’s favorites
the bat wing tail was continued from ’59
only the grill and some trim were new for this model year

Cost: $2,950.00 (Convertible – as shown)1960s classic carsNo change for 1960 Corvette1960s vintage cars1961 Chevrolet Corvair

Debuted in ’60 the Corvair was radical
it had an air cooled rear mounted 6 cylinder engine
it styling was clean and crisp like other Chevy’s this year
It came in either a 500 or a nicer 700 trim level

Cost: $2,108.00
1960s muscle cars1961 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

A sporrtier version of the Corvair
the Monza had bucket seats and a center console
although they made a four door the coupe was the big winner
garnering a very loyal and enthusiastic following

Cost: $2,275.00
1960s Cars - Chevrolet1962 Chevrolet Impala

Big Chevy’s got a bigger look to them
with this facelift the Sport Coupe (shown)
got a new roof treatment, by making the rear window smaller
and the posts larger it looked like a soft top convertible
the big news of the year was the introduction of the Chevy II
Chevy’s new compact was directed squarely at Ford’s Falcon buyers

Cost: $2,860.001963 Chevy Corvette

1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Sting Ray”

Ground to top Corvette is reborn
if anyone ever set out to make a “classic” car they would make this
4 inches shorter, a little lighter, hidden head lights
all helped to make the new Vette stylish but that split rear window!
that was the coolest thing buyers had ever seen
sales increased a whopping 50%
the rear window would only last one season
but o’boy do collectors love that model

Cost: $4,035.00 (Convertible) ; $4,250.00 (Coupe – shown)1960s Cars - Chevrolet1963 Corvette interior

60s classic cars1964 Chevrolet Chevelle

To meet Ford’s competition from their Fairlane
Chevy introduced the midsized Chevelle
available in regular or SS Sport trim (shown) it was an instant hit
it seemed that Chevy could do no wrong, they had the buying public’s
confidence and model after model were successful

Cost: $2,495.00
60s vintage cars

1964 Chevrolet Corvette

The only change this year was the
loss of the split rear window, claiming a visibility restriction
the Sting Ray now had a solid glass rear
Corvette was the only car whose convertible outsold the coupe
possibly because of the popular tv show Route 66 which featured the convertible

Cost: $4,105.00

1960 chevrolet car

1965 Chevrolet Impala

Impala was still America’s favorite car
the body was more massive with new flowing lines
the Caprice (shown) was a higher end model available with a V-8 only
Impala convertibles sold almost a well as the Sport Coupe

Cost: $2,780.0060s autos

Sting Ray got “shark gill” air vents in ’65

1966 chevy chevelle

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

Muscle cars were all the rage
and Chevy had a good one in this new modified Chevelle
carrying a big block V-8 with 325hp and up to 375hp optional
with clean sharp new lines and a heavy duty chassis
this Chevelle was a favorite at the drag strips
Cost: $2,795.001966 Chevy Caprice

1966 Chevrolet Caprice

Caprice was Chevy’s entry into the luxury car race
with easy on the pocket prices and upscale appointments
the Caprice attracted swarms of middle class buyers
wood grained trim with plush cloth interiors were featured

Cost: $3,025.00

1967 Camaro Z-28 car

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28

Ford had a pony car so Chevy developed the Camaro
though it was no clone of the mustang with unique curvy styling
a Rally Sport package was available which included hidden headlights
the Z-28 package was for the racing enthusiast with a small block 302cid
racing stripes, rally wheels and special red stripe tires

Cost: $3,790.00

1967 Chevrolet Camaro car1967 Chevy Camaro with Z-28 package

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 car

1968 Corvette car

1968 Chevrolet Corvette

No more Sting Ray now just called Corvette
it was restyled to be more curvaceous and flashy
but kept the same underbody and chassis,
some thought that they had ruined the line yet sales increased
the coupe had lift off roof panels that made it
into a faux ragtop (now called a t-top)
also redesigned were the Chevelle and Chevy II
Chevy’s lineup gave you performance, value or luxury
depending on which car you choose

Cost: $4,360.00 (T-Top Coupe – shown)

1968 Chevy auto

Restyled 1968 “Vette”
1969 Chevy chevelle

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

Newly remodeled in ’68 so it didn’t change this year
the Chevelle gained wide buyer approval by offering so many choices
the SS appealed to high performance drivers
while the four door was favored by value conscious families
the two door coupe seemed to attract a young demographic

Cost: $2,690.00
1969 chevy camaro

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Some mild rear fender style changes this year
Camaro had so many option packages that would change
the appearance of the car that a new look wasn’t necessary
numerous performance packages were available
like the SS-350, SS-369, and Z-28 models
this was the last year for a convertible

Cost: $2,905.00 (Convertible – shown)

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