1960 Chevrolet Impala$47,995

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Price: $47,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Price Analysis: Poor Deal, 23.0 % above market avg. What's this?
This 1960 Chevrolet Impala hardtop is handsomely dressed in a mixture of old-school cool and modern tech trick and the result is something that stands out from the crowd. There are plenty of stock Impalas aroundand#44; but this one turns it up with a built 348 inch V8and#44; all the creature comfortsand#44; and workmanship that will generate more than a little attention whenever you take it out.<br /> <br /> The 1960 Chevys were a lot more restrained than the over-the-top 59sand#44; but that doesnt mean theyre subtle. This black and burgundy hardtop does its best to keep it looking sleek and low-keyand#44; but theres just no way to hide those awesome finsand#44; the jet-inspired trimand#44; and the sleek profile of the hardtop body style. So with that in mindand#44; they focused on getting it into top shapeand#44; smoothing and blocking the bodywork to make sure the details were crisp and the panels were flatand#44; then covering it in two-stage urethane that looks awesome. The line between the two colors is razor-sharpand#44; using a natural body line to divide the twoand#44; and it almost looks like the factory designed it that way. There was also a lot of chrome and stainless on these carsand#44; and most of it was retainedand#44; especially the cool side trim and chrome-framed tail fins. Howeverand#44; the blacked-out grille and tail panel add a sinister look that suggest this car means businessand#44; which is absolutely true.<br /> <br /> The interior isnt too far removed from stockand#44; with original bench seats now covered in handsome black leather. It imitates the original patternand#44; but has an industrial strength look that works very well. The door panelsand#44; carpetsand#44; dashand#44; and even the headliner are newand#44; incorporating black and gray and a variety of materials to create something that looks uniform yet interesting. The original steering wheel was painted to match the bodywork and the original instrument panel is intactand#44; although its now full of white-faced gauges in the original pods. An under-dash A/C system is extremely effective and is neatly integrated into the design. And yesand#44; thats a Hurst cue ball shifter on top of a 4-speed manual gearboxand#44; so you know this big Imp is built to play. It also comes with a massive trunk that is beautifully refinished to match the interiorand#44; and the workmanship is extremely impressive.<br /> <br /> If you are expecting another garden-variety small-blockand#44; prepared to be disappointed. But if youre a guy who knows what performance looked like in 1960and#44; then the familiar W-shaped valve covers of the 348 cubic inch V8 will be a welcome sight. Dressed in Chevy Orange with finned Edelbrock valve covers and air cleanerand#44; its got a vintage performance look. Its fed by two Edelbrock 4-barrels and intake manifoldand#44; and topped by a set of 409 aluminum headsand#44; so its got the power the aforementioned SBC motor might be lacking. It also sounds spectacular thanks to a custom dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. Goodies include power steeringand#44; front disc brakesand#44; a big radiator with electric fansand#44; and the upgraded A/C system with R134a refrigerant inside. The 4-speed powers what appears to be the original rear endand#44; and the suspension has been upgraded with new shocks all around. Familiar Torque Thrust wheels give it a performance look from the 60s that suits the car welland#44; and it rolls on 235/60/15 front and 245/60/15 rear BFGoodrich radials.<br /> <br /> With over $50and#44;000 in recent receiptsand#44; this is a beautifully builtand#44; very uniqueand#44; fun-to-drive Imp. If you dig the lookand#44; youre going to love the drive. Call today!