This 1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top has been given all the right
time and attention. That way you retain the iconic design, but now
you also can enjoy a powerful fuel-injected LS-based V8, slick
modern paint, four-wheel disc brakes, an overdrive transmission,
and much more.
This one is truly a stunner from every angle. Chevy knew how to
deeply sculpt the front end to make the headlights look like they
were out in front, and the hood had a crisp line within its full
power bulge. In the back, the bold dipping "V" of the trunk line
was part of a seamless creation from the full-length side trim. And
this element was so daring, that Chevy only offered it for one
year. And of course, when you want attention everywhere from the
boulevard to the car shows, nothing beats that bubble top profile.
This one is worth the extra scrutiny because it's a fresh
restoration/transformation with less than 375 miles on it. So there
are beautifully tight panels and mirror-like chrome to present the
classic lines. And those competition-style Torq Thrust wheels and
tinted windows give this vintage hardtop some upgraded attitude.
It's all wrapped in a modern shade of metallic gray to make the
whole car radiate in the sunshine.
The streak of red within the exterior trim is also a preview of the
full interior color. So it's just the right hint of coordination
inside and out that will have you leaving all the windows down to
show it off. You know this was a focus of the restoration by how
fresh and inviting the full package is. But they still left the
right classic details that you'll love. For example, the low-back
bench seat means nothing rises above the door line to interrupt the
pillarless hardtop's profile. It's a true comfortable full-size
cruiser. There are even provisions for the upgraded air
conditioning (which currently blows hot, so will need servicing to
blow cold.) And it's built to be a great driver. The classic Impala
steering wheel looks artful, and the dual-spoke design gives you a
great view of the dash. Plus, the gauges have been subtly upgraded
to crisp white-faced units that glow red to match the interior -
quite a thoughtful touch.
This is the kind of coupe that you'll love popping the hood the
moment you get to the car show. After all, not many people will be
expecting a modern 6.0-liter LS-based fuel-injected V8 in the tidy
engine bay. Then again, they're going to have to get you off the
road long enough to show this one off. That's going to be difficult
because this was built with the driver in mind. It has great
upgrades for added power and fortification, including a cold air
intake, 317 heads, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fans. The V8
fires up with the eagerness you want in a fuel-injected machine.
Plus, you have an upgraded rear suspension w/sway bar, power
steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and a four-speed automatic
transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. So this enhanced
Impala is a nice cruiser near or far.
Here's the legendary Chevy that has been given all the right
investments to make it an amazing all-around stunner. Something
this complete and desirable is a rare opportunity, so call