This 1960 Chevy Impala coupe checks all the right boxes for a great
driving classic. First, it neatly balances the outrageous fins of
the 1950s with a cleaner, more streamlined look. Second, it offers
a cool color combination that's traditional but has the shine to
stand out at shows. Plus, there's a comfortable A/C interior. And
best of all, there's modern fuel-injected power under the hood.
Ermine white is a great color for GM fans. But you can see this has the kind of luster to make the pristine hue really glow in the sunshine. That's thanks to the modern clearcoat that was applied when this coupe was professionally repainted about three years ago. 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, and many enthusiasts regard the 1960-only front end to be the most attractive of the period. Plus, 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 dual aerials, to the tailfins outlined in polished stainless. The headlights even have the hot rod style mirror eyelids installed. And if it's shine you love, the polished 15-inch wheels with racing flag center caps offer some great distinction without losing the vintage feel.
Just as predicted by the exterior trim, the interior is a bold factory-style red with some tasteful upgrades. The inside of this one actually won best interior at a local cruise in lately...its that nice. Correct houndstooth fabric and leather-grain vinyl is the way Chevy showed off its premium coupe in 1960. The pattern is repeated on the door panels for a great matching appearance. Add in the red/black carpets, red dash, stylized red steering wheel, and this Impala has a very original and uniform feeling that comes with the best classics. But as you gaze over the whole dash, a few nice upgrades come into focus. First, the original-looking radio is actually a more modern AM/FM stereo. And everyone will enjoy the addition of air conditioning. So this big six-person Chevy has all the right features to keep all your passengers comfortable and entertained.
When you turn the key, you might wonder why this 55+ year-old fires up so easily. That's because the vintage coupe has had a transplant of a younger fuel-injected heart. The 350 cubic-inch TPI Chevy V8 looks fantastic in the engine bay with the kind of tidy setup that almost makes you think it was born this way, but it offers the kind or reliable performance you couldn't dream of in the '60s. A modern motor deserves a modern Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and this upgrade allows your vintage Chevy to have a real nice performance rumble. On the road the Impala feels great thanks to features like 700R4 four-speed automatic w/overdrive, power steering, front disc brakes, and the grip of BF Goodrich T/A tires.
Starting to get the full picture on this one? Superior fuel-injected V8 power, overdrive transmission, and an A/C interior all mean that this cool-looking classic is also an easy driving coupe. So take it to the local cruise-in or road trip it on the Power Tour, because this Impala can comfortably handle anything. But you won't be taking it anywhere unless you're the first to grab the deal. Call now!!
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