The 1960 Chevrolet Impala is one of the most interesting cars in all of this long-standing nameplate. Some of the most iconic styling elements were combined only for \'60. So to find this unique year that has been customized in all the right places (like four-wheel disc brakes) 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 is iconic with its skinny c-pillar and wraparound rear window. The black paint makes an instant impression and good finish quality means that it shows well when you take it to the 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 trim that\'s a hallmark of these premium speedy Chevys, and the red insert looks terrific against the black. 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, the addition of 20-inch chrome Ridler wheels adds to the polish and poise of this hardtop.
The red accenting on the exterior gets you ready for a great-looking red interior. In fact, the seats are a terrifically well-done color package where the red and white vinyl are then joined together on the houndstooth cloth inserts. The pattern is repeated on the door panels for a great matching appearance. Add in the red 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 and factory AM radio that\'s still on display. In fact, the only piece that doesn\'t seem stock is the floor shifter. It gets you ready for something extra in the engine bay.
The small block wasn\'t up to the legendary 350 displacement in 1960, but it fits in just as easily as the 283 did. This looks good with the smooth black inner fenders funneling your attention to the bold block, matching valve covers, and bright air topper. Plus, the V8 inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor and it makes a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. And don\'t forget to take a look at the undercarriage photos. There you\'ll see a solid investment in suspension upgrades with tubular A-arms up front and boxed trailing arms in the rear. There\'s also rack & pinion power steering. The Wilwood drilled & slotted four-wheel disc brakes upgrade combines with the modern Hankook Ventus performance tires deliver a truly upgraded driving experience.
This is the classic that looks distinctive and feels great out on the road. That makes for the ideal cruiser you want to get your hands on. Call now!
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