1960 Chevrolet Impala
1960 Chevrolet Impala
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Lets dial in 1960 on the way back machine and don our Wayfarers as we are going to arrive in the land of cool. A wonderful 1960 Chevrolet Impala just dripping with space age styling, a rare paint color, and a correct new interior. The correct 283ci engine, automatic transmission, swept back antenna, and bubble glass. Im pulling up to my butterfly winged roof mid century modern house, right in the carport with open block styling. Call me a baby boomerang! Exterior Bleeding cool cat looks, and bathed in a single older respray of Suntan Copper, a rather rare color for the model year, no expense was spared on the polishing of the numerous trimmings. Grille, bumper, front quarter trimmings, polished rocket like spears with red contrails doubling as the rear quarter trimmings, and the batwing tail fins topped with a stainless trimming and a swept back antenna, you just cannot go wrong with this early 60s looker. Gaps are well minded and no rust seen within 10 feet of this cruiser, but we do note some chips and scratches along with age appropriate wear to the finish of the paint. Window trimmings are framing perfectly preserved bubble front and wonderfully sloping rear glass. A side view is showing a moving cruiser even when it stands still in the studio! And as with all Impalas the triple ice cream cone shaped taillights are within a polished piece of aluminum trim which extends across the entire rear pod of this car just below the trunkline. A shiny bumper stretches across the bottom and just below dual exhausts peek out from underneath the wrap-around bumper edges. Wide white wall tires have a Suntan Copper ring just inside the whitewalls and standard wheel covers with a black and white checkered and fleur de lis crossed flag behind a 3D chevron. Im crusin in long and low, wide chromed edged bat winged early 60s style baby. Interior Award winning from the swing of the doors, where youll find yards of multi-shade copper vinyl swooping through the doors with a chrome trimmed delineator between the panel hues and a copper sill with some chrome trimmings set into it. A copper houndstooth insert with an off-white background panel is in the middle of the dark copper center vinyl panel. Shiny cranks and the copper vinyl covered armrest are here too and on the armrests end is the paddle actuator. Inside more yards of copper vinyl for the bolsters of the split back front bench and solid rear bench. These chairs have a healthy dose of thin white and copper houndstooth pattern for their broadcloth inserts and present very well. We note the rear bench presents with a lighter houndstooth insert and may be the original material. The copper painted metal dash has a series of deep insert carved out rounds for the blackface gauges and a rounded B top shape. A strip of dimpled aluminum stretches across the bottom of the dash and houses some knobs and pulls right out of the Jetson era. A snappy curved A pillar frames the curved glass and comes to rest just before the doors on the dash. A beautifully preserved center chromed chevron style steering wheel with a copper rim and half horn rich fronts the dash, and brown carpeting floods the floors and is protected by black rubber mats. Up above is the copper headliner which is copper vinyl nice and tight, but does present with some staining. Drivetrain Under the hood in a satin black engine bay a GM orange/red block and valve covered 283ci V8. Our consigner states that this engine is the original and the stamping numbers and casting numbers agree. It is topped with a single 2-barrel carburetor, and a 2-speed Powerglide automatic is shifted from the tree. A 3.36 rear axle is on, and all is looking just fine under this hood. Undercarriage Independent coil springs for the front and a 4 link with coil springs for the rear and drum front and rear brakes are all looking just great with no rust. Floor pans and rockers are solid and have a healthy undercoating covering them. The dual exhaust has stainless steel glass pack mufflers and presents with a mix of surface rust and black paint. Drive-Ability One of the few cars when you get in and not only IS it definitely cool, but it makes the driver look that way as well!! Magical. As was the operation of this car with great acceleration, smooth bias free panic stopping, and good handling. Sadly the radio does not work, so my tenure behind the wheel was with a serenade of Brenda Lees Im Sorry performed by my crack decoder. Also, I noted the windshield wipers did not function. A real looker taking advantage of that early 60s styling , influenced by the dawn of the space age and the dusk of the 50s fins in bat wing format. A real looker especially from the side, snazzy copper and white houndstooth paneled interior, copper dash, and a cool 283ci V8 under the hood. Honey, you may want to tighten your bandanna. I dont want that bouffant hair to get messed up. 01837N161686 0-1960 18-Impala V8 37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant 161686-Sequential Unit Number TRIM TAG STYLE 60 1837-1960 Impala 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe BODY NW8069-Norwood Body # TRIM 865-Copper Cloth & Vinyl PAINT 970-Suntan Copper 37B-?

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    01837N161686
  • Classic Car ID
    101807438
  • Stock Number
    4542
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    49,773 miles
  • Engine
    283 V8
  • Transmission
    2 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Copper
  • Seat Color
    Copper

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