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1960 Chevrolet



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Engine Size
327 V8
Transmission Type
2 Speed Automatic
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1960 Chevrolet Dragster

1960 Chevrolet Dragster

A dragster is a specialized competition automobile used in drag racing. Dragsters, also commonly called "diggers", can be broadly placed in three categories, based on the fuel they use: gasoline, methanol, and nitromethane. They are most commonly single-engined, though twin-engined and quad-engined designs did race in the 1950s and 1960s. The design of dragsters evolved from the front-engined rail, (named for the exposed frame rails), of the earliest days of drag racing, into the "slingshot", (with the driver between or behind the rear tires, or "slicks"), of the early to middle 1960s, to the "modern" type common in the 1970s. Depending on the class they run in, dragsters can be injected or supercharged, (or turbocharged), with a variety of possible engines. The engines are most often derived from automobiles.


For consignment, a throwback to the early days of the dragster commonly known as the “rail” or “digger”. This front engined lightweight rear cockpit rail framed machine was meant to do one task. Go fast in a straight line. And remember retro is very cool! Even if it means the differential is right between your legs. Hmmmmm

Keep it simple and this racer does with its rail frame and thin metal coverings for the engine area and working its way back to form the driver's tub. On back are Carroll Shelby Cal 500 wheels wrapped in large wide slicks. In front, Borrani spoked tiny wheels are wrapped in 3.00 x 18 rubber. A roll bar extends from the rail framing and protects the driver outside the cockpit. A parachute helps with the slowdown. It is amazing how simple the construction really is.

A simple stripped-down cockpit with a dual winged drag style steering wheel, metal gas pedal and tubular metal brake. A black bomber style seat with racing belts and there you have it. Now go sit at the tree and await the green lights to come on.

Smack dab in the middle of this racer is a Chevy 327ci V8. This codes out as being cast between 1962 and 1967. Double hump of heads are now attached and it has a 4-barrel Holley carburetor on top, and a Powerglide transmission on back. A large scoop fabricated from metal, and snarly short pipe exhaust reach for the sky on either side. On back between your legs is a 3.64 rear with a Mickey Thompson magnesium center section.

This car will need to undergo some changes to run on a drag strip legally but is a fantastic throwback to the early days of the rail and shades of Big Daddy, and Don the Snake Prudhomme. It has actually seen some strip time in California in the late 70's and early 80's. All was much simpler and more dangerous then, but the look of this dragster is just eye catching and mesmerizing at the same time. Also noted with this car and in the photos is a 1998 Spokane Kiwk Box with header extensions, and this comes with the dragster.


Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.