1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop LS7 Custom
**THIS VEHICLE HAS BEENCONSIGNED TO THE UPCOMING BARRETT JACKSON 50TH ANNIVERSARY AUCTIONBEING HELD IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ JANUARY 22-30, 2022. IT’S SELLING ON FRIDAY JANUARY 28TH. LOT #1041.1. IFYOU’RE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING PLEASE REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH BARRETT JACKSON.IT’S A QUICK AND SIMPLE PROCESS. PLEASE CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU**
Barrett Jackson Description
Referred to as, “The Angry Antelope” the vision of this build was to create the ultimate nostalgic Resto-Mod verses a contemporary Resto-Mod. The mission was accomplished with this mean street machine. This car looks like an era-correct hot rod from the 60’s but has many modern upgrades including an LS7/648HP V8. The Bubbletop is a very unique body style that is in high demand. As the Cowl Tag indicates, this car was originally born with a Fawn Beige exterior and Fawn interior. As the original Chevrolet Owner Protection Plan booklet indicates this car was sold new by the Norwood Motor Company located in Warwick, RI on May 20th, 1961. This car was the recipient of a complete show quality restoration. The car was refinished in its original color of Fawn Beige which is complemented with a white side molding. The paint has been detailed to a beautiful shine. The tinted front windshield was replaced new. All of the remaining tinted glass is original and in very nice condition. It’s equipped with modern headlights, LED taillights and LS7 emblems. The car has a killer stance on era correct style American Racing Torque Thrust polished wheels with bullet center caps that match the tail lights. The front wheels are 17x8 with BF Goodrich G-Force 245-40-17 tires. The rear wheels are 18x8 with BF Goodrich G-Force 255-45-18 tires. The interior was completely restored in its original Fawn color which is gorgeous. The stylish interior is very spacious and comfortable, especially with the front bench seat. Everything in the interior was restored or replaced. Although the interior has modern upgrades they were tastefully installed to keep the original appearance. Some of the custom features include Hush Mat insulation, Classic Instruments Hot Rod gauges, Vintage Air Conditioning, Antique Automobile Radio and four Pioneer speakers. The trunk compartment was refinished in the correct style paint and carpeting. It’s equipped with a correct full size spare whitewall tire and tools. The highly detailed engine compartment was finished in satin black and is like a jewelry box. The Eddie Motorsports aluminum hood hinges and Undercover Innovations radiator support panel look excellent. It’s equipped with new American Autowire wiring, braided lines and CPP 8” dual polished power brake booster with SSBC electric vacuum pump. It’s powered by a Billy Briggs Racing Engines LS7 V8 with 648HP and 569 lb-ft torque. The engine was built with many high performance parts such as Diamond pistons, Oliver rods, Clevite bearings and Comp cam. It’s equipped with a Street Performance LS7 wiring harness. The engine was outfitted with custom billet valve covers, Fast LSX-R 102 intake, BS3 system with transmission controls and pulley system. The front support was modified with outlet for the custom polished air intake to get extra air flow. The engine is cooled by a Griffith aluminum radiator with dual electric fans and aluminum overfill canister. The engine breathes through Street Performance ceramic headers and a custom mandrel bent exhaust system. The engine is coupled to a new 4L80E 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive that has a Derale transmission cooler. It’s equipped with a new Inland Empire drive shaft and DTS Custom Dana 60 True-Trac POSI rear end with 1350 Yoke, 35 spline axles and 3.54 gears. The undercarriage was refinished in satin black and is nicely detailed throughout. It has a new Rock Valley S/S fuel tank with Aero 340 pump. The suspension system consists of Hotchkis upper and lower A arms, CPP drop spindles and Bilstein shocks. The power braking system consists of a Wilwood 4 wheel disc big brake kit with red calipers and drilled rotors. The original owner’s manual, owner protection plan booklet, engine dyno sheet, miscellaneous receipts and car cover are included. This vehicle has recently been serviced and detailed which is documented with an invoice that is included. From the MS CLASSIC CARS collection.