[POLL] What’s Your Favorite Corvette of the 1960s?

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[POLL] What's Your Favorite Corvette of the 1960s?


We just named 1967 the pinnacle of the second decade of Corvette production one week after proclaiming the 1957 version the greatest ‘Vette of the 1950s. Now, Corvette Nation, it is your turn to vote and let us know how we did at ranking the phenomenal Corvettes of the 60s.

Last week, our poll vindicated our choices with the ’57 easily taking top honors followed by the 1958 and 1959 Corvettes.

This week we think the race will be much tighter and more controversial. Where the ‘50s were only comprised of seven model years and one partial generation, the ‘60s contained a full decade of Corvettes that spanned three different outstanding generations.

The decade kicked off with the 1960 ‘Vette that is mechanically identical to a podium finisher from last week followed by two more, further revised and refined C1s. Then came the fan favorite, 1963 Sting Ray which kicked off the midyear/C2 generation. Finally, in 1968 the C3 hit the scene with bold new shark styling and a range of desirable 427 cubic inch V8 powerplants including the rarest of the rare, ZL1.

Which is your favorite? Vote below and let us know why you are partial to a certain vintage of America’s Sports Car in the comments section. Reader’s stories have been one of the neatest parts of doing this series and all of us at Corvette Blogger look forward to hearing your special connection to these (plastic) fantastic cars!

What is your favorite Corvette of the 1960s?

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I have a problem with best Corvette of the 60’s You are comparing two different generations C2 and C3
    It would have been better to have Best C1 , C2, C3…etc

  2. I agree. They chose decades instead of generations. But a good debate nevertheless that I am enjoying.

  3. Jeff and Rich, thank you for chiming in! The generational thing was considered as we are in the unique position of a decade change AND a Corvette generation shift. We ultimately decided that the decades were a more intriguing proposition. Most of us already know our favorite example of each generation (even down to options and color) by heart.
    Best of each decade is an entirely different proposition. Best C3, for instance, would be ’69, ’70, and ’71. By splitting into decades we put that awesome ’69 up against all of the midyears and arguably the best C1s which really complicates things. It also makes next week’s rankings harder because we lost a car that was a shoo-in for 1st or 2nd place.
    Some decades will be harder or more interesting than others but it is a fun, new way to think about these cars that we haven’t done before.

  4. I voted for the ’67 as my favorite year and my favorite ’67 would be a Rally Red convertible with red leather, black convertible top, black vinyl hardtop, L89 435 HP 427 with aluminum heads, M-21 close ratio 4-speed trans, redline tires, aluminum wheels, black-stripe stinger hood and to top it all off, that magnificent sounding side-mounted exhaust system. This car could even have radio delete because who needs a radio when they have that stereo symphony emanating from the exhaust?

  5. I had a problem voting for the one C3 of the 60’s. I had a ’60. ’63 & a ’68.
    Even though the “68 was a 427 tri-power, I like the “63 the best. Should have never sold it. I had it in a car show and guy came along with a big hand full of cash and wanted it. It wasn’t for sale. But—– $$$$$$ won out.

  6. Wayne Withrow Nov. 30, 2019 2:15pm

    I voted for the 1960 because I have owned mine for 52 years and I think it is the best because
    it was the last of the slop back design. It is a true number matching fuel injected Horizon Blue
    with blue interior. I am the second owner and have been a Corvette lover since 1954.

  7. Alex –

    You definitely did a great job and all of your pieces have been a great read

    Yes – the decades have made it interesting and it is something new, which I have not seen before which adds to the intrigue.

    I concur, most already have their favorite of each generation. This puts a twist on it.

    Rich

  8. We own both a ‘62 and ‘66 Corvette. I am the original owner of the ‘66…a graduation from college present from me to me! Silver pearl with black interior and black convertible top. Also have the optional hard top. Had a good job and could make the payment! Did a two year complete frame off restoration in 2000-2002. Have a strong love affair with this car, my life long companion on the road!
    However, I voted for the ‘62 for several reasons. The body was the cleanest design. Color matching headlight bezels and side coves, blacked out grill, finned rocker cover panels, and the new 327 ci engine. To me, the ‘62 is a classic, and also a harbinger of what was to come in ‘63 with the first C-2.

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