The 1960 Chevrolet Impala is one of the most interesting cars in this long-standing nameplate. Some of the most iconic styling elements were combined for this year only. So to find the unique year, with a great original color combo, and a few subtle upgrades, it really makes for one special coupe you'll happily cruise everywhere.
Long, lean, and luxurious, Chevy's top-of-the-line looked great in '60. This was the beginning of the expanding V8 era, and this coupe had all the right speedy appearance for it. The bubble top design of this hardtop, with its skinny c-pillar and wraparound rear window is iconic. The factory-correct Tasco Turquoise paint makes an instant impression as you park it at your local cruise night. The front end was toned down from the outrageous '59s, which makes the wraparound chrome bumpers look sleeker. The tailfin is so massive and integral that it starts at the door and doesn't end until the trunk lock (some stylists said the idea was these tailfins were getting so large they really had to lay them on their side!) Running the same length as the fin is the cool jet inspired white and chrome trim that's a hallmark of these premium speedy Chevys, and it matches the white roof. But what makes the 1960 car so special was the return of the now-iconic triple taillight arrangement that came to symbolize splashing big money on a Chevrolet coupe. Plus, it has all the cruiser features you love like the dual aerials, fender skirts, and a great set of Superior wire wheels.
The '60s were all about great color coordination inside and out, so the shades or turquoise seem like an extension of the exterior theme for a very cool uniform feeling. Correct houndstooth fabric, and two tones of 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 matching carpets, dash, stylized steering wheel, and this Impala has a very original and uniform feeling that comes with the best classics. It's a true time machine feeling right down to the original pod-style gauges. But as you gaze over the whole dash, a nice upgrade comes into focus. The original-looking radio is actually a more modern AM/FM/cassette stereo.
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 block filling every inch under the hood. We know you love how those orange valve covers just seem to radiate power from inside that dark engine bay, and beneath the shiny air grabber is the extra power of an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. You get a nice rhythmic rumble from the dual exhaust as the torquey V8 moves this cruising coupe with ease. The automatic transmission and modern Goodyear tires make sure that your experience behind the wheel is all smiles.
Complete with original dealer invoice and owner's manual, this is the kind of ideal time capsule a lot of us dream of owning. So, you need to hurry if you want this bubble top to be yours. Call now!!