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1960 Chevrolet Impala.
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1960 Chevrolet Impala
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$37,900.00 negotiable
Address: Orange Village, OH Mileage: 38,127
Exterior Color: Roman Red
Interior Color: Red and white vinyl
Transmission: Auto Body Style: COLLECTOR
Condition: Excellent
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348 Tri-Power rebuilt & detailed 1000 miles ago. TH350 3-speed automatic, upgraded power steering, radial tires. Exceptional driving Impala that looks spectacular. Hailing from Tennessee and having spent most of its life in the south, this spectacular 1960 Impala looks like a rock star from any angle. The cowl tag shows it was originally Tuxedo Black, but when it was restored a few years ago, it received a correct coat of code 973 Roman Red with an Ermine White insert. There"s a lot of sheetmetal here and it was all straightened and smoothed to a very high standard before the paint went on, and the extra work pays off with sharp reflections and clean, straight lines. It has not had any major sheetmetal replacements save for a few patches in the floors, and panel fit is quite good overall. The doors close with a gentle push, not a hard slam, and both the hood and trunk pivot open easily on properly-adjusted springs. The bumpers shine up beautifully, the stainless window surrounds are in very good condition, and even the ornate tail panel that houses the Impala"s traditional triple taillights is in fine shape. Experts will note that this car carries both the stylized ‘V" and crossed flags emblems, denoting that there"s a top-of-the-line 348 cubic inch mill under the hood. The red and white interior was freshened a few years ago as well. It"s not entirely correct, however given the sticky flat vinyl used by Chevrolet in 1960, it"s a big improvement for someone who prefers to drive his car. Crisp white bench seats with pleated red inserts and piping look right inside the bright red Imp and it shows almost zero wear since the restoration was completed. Restored gauges look great and are fully functional (save for the clock, which is typical), and the factory AM radio in the dash is operational. Even the trunk is professionally finished with gray matting and a matching spare wheel and wide whitewall radial. This is a real 348 car, although there were no “matching numbers' in the traditional sense in 1960, so there"s no way to know whether this is the exact original engine. However, it has been recently rebuilt (less than 1000 miles) and detailed for show throughout. Correct components and finishes were used throughout, right down to the hoses and clamps, and even the exhaust manifolds were treated to a cast iron coating that looks right but won"t rust. It starts easily, even after it"s been sitting, and settles into an even idle without a lot of drama. Out on the street, it happily idles in traffic without getting cranky and it"s hard to resist the urge to dip into all six barrels, because this car really wants to run. A modern power steering box replaces the leak-prone external cylinder that was standard equipment and makes this car track like a cruise missile on the highway. As I mentioned, it"s backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic which always seems to be in the right gear and you can summon up a quick downshift merely by cracking the throttles on the outer two carburetors. The original rear end was freshened and reinstalled and it appears that there are new coil springs in back to maintain the correct ride height. 3.23 gears mean that this is a very comfortable highway cruiser, and with a somewhat throaty non-stock dual exhaust system, it happily burbles away at speed and offers a fantastic vintage V8 soundtrack under acceleration. There are a few minor patches in the floors (but no wholesale replacements), which is typical even of cars that lived in a warm climate due to failing weather seals over the years, but the rockers and other structural members are in excellent condition with no repairs needed. Four restored steel wheels wear brand new 215/75/14 Coker wide whitewall radials that look right and handle superbly. This lovely Impala is also accompanied by a vast treasure trove of spare parts which represent a significant value all by themselves. If you want an affordable collector car that can do it all and look like a million bucks at the same time, this is it. For more details and photos, please visit . Price: $37,900 negotiable
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