Here's the car you want today because it's the one you never got as
a teenager. This 1960 Chevrolet Impala has the tri-power V8,
four-on-the-floor, and a terrific red and white combination seen
throughout this bubble top coupe. So while you could never convince
dad this big block bruiser was the perfect family car back in the
day, we doubt it will take much persuasion for you to fall in love
all over again.
Ermine white is a great color for GM fans. After all, the first Corvette only came in that color, and that sportiness is seen today on this sleek coupe. The whitewalls and fender skirts only add to this appeal. Obviously the jet age was in full swing in 1960, and few cars embodied the look more than the Impala. The red insert on the quarter panels is a fantastic way to highlight the aircraft-inspired trim as well as hints at what you'll find inside. The fins were toned down a bit from the previous year, which make for perfect icons today. Plus, many enthusiasts regard the 1960-only front end to be the most attractive of the period. But the real show-stopper is the profile. The bubble top design of this hardtop with its skinny C-pillar and wraparound rear window is iconic. Chrome is critical on this car, and it's all in fine condition from the nicely detailed grille, to the custom side mirrors, to the tailfins outlined in polished stainless. If it's vintage shine you love, the polished factory wheel covers with racing flag center caps offer some great distinction.
Just as predicted by the exterior trim, the interior is a bold red with some tasteful upgrades. For starters, you'll instantly notice the custom addition of red velour on the seats. This makes the full-sized coupe even more comfortable and appealing for taking along family and friends. There's even an upgrade to a retro-style AM/FM/cassette stereo to keep them entertained. But the best seat is the driver's one. You get the stylized factory steering wheel, and beyond that, the pod-style gauges were quite sporty for 1960. That performance feeling gets heightened as you spot the auxiliary gauges and grab the stick shift.
Open the hood to see the king of 1960. The big block motor maxed out at 348 cubic-inches that year. Sure, we would eventually get to that displacement in the small block V8s. But in a coupe that has such a period-correct presentation so far, we really love to see the right displacement and a period-correct presentation filling every inch under the hood. We know you love how the orange block and valve covers just seem to radiate power from inside that dark engine bay. Beneath the big black air topper is what makes this one the car of your childhood dreams. The triple dual-carburetor setup made these Chevys street kings, and every time you fire this one up, the rumble of the dual exhaust will let the world know. You get to harness the tri-power the best was possible with the control of the four-speed manual transmission. But more than just the best power and delivery, this Chevy also knows how to be a fine cruiser thanks to power steering and front disc brakes.
A tri-power bubble-top coupe is the kind of classic a lot of us dream of owning. So, you need to hurry if you want this speedy Chevy to be yours. Call now!
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