Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This 1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top has been given all the right time and attention. That way you retain the iconic design, but now you also can enjoy a powerful fuel-injected LS-based V8, slick modern paint, four-wheel disc brakes, an overdrive transmission, and much more.
This one is truly a stunner from every angle. Chevy knew how to deeply sculpt the front end to make the headlights look like they were out in front, and the hood had a crisp line within its full power bulge. In the back, the bold dipping "V" of the trunk line was part of a seamless creation from the full-length side trim. And this element was so daring, that Chevy only offered it for one year. And of course, when you want attention everywhere from the boulevard to the car shows, nothing beats that bubble top profile. This one is worth the extra scrutiny because it's a fresh restoration/transformation with less than 375 miles on it. So there are beautifully tight panels and mirror-like chrome to present the classic lines. And those competition-style Torq Thrust wheels and tinted windows give this vintage hardtop some upgraded attitude. It's all wrapped in a modern shade of metallic gray to make the whole car radiate in the sunshine.
The streak of red within the exterior trim is also a preview of the full interior color. So it's just the right hint of coordination inside and out that will have you leaving all the windows down to show it off. You know this was a focus of the restoration by how fresh and inviting the full package is. But they still left the right classic details that you'll love. For example, the low-back bench seat means nothing rises above the door line to interrupt the pillarless hardtop's profile. It's a true comfortable full-size cruiser. There are even provisions for the upgraded air conditioning (which currently blows hot, so will need servicing to blow cold.) And it's built to be a great driver. The classic Impala steering wheel looks artful, and the dual-spoke design gives you a great view of the dash. Plus, the gauges have been subtly upgraded to crisp white-faced units that glow red to match the interior - quite a thoughtful touch.
This is the kind of coupe that you'll love popping the hood the moment you get to the car show. After all, not many people will be expecting a modern 6.0-liter LS-based fuel-injected V8 in the tidy engine bay. Then again, they're going to have to get you off the road long enough to show this one off. That's going to be difficult because this was built with the driver in mind. It has great upgrades for added power and fortification, including a cold air intake, 317 heads, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fans. The V8 fires up with the eagerness you want in a fuel-injected machine. Plus, you have an upgraded rear suspension w/sway bar, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. So this enhanced Impala is a nice cruiser near or far.
Here's the legendary Chevy that has been given all the right investments to make it an amazing all-around stunner. Something this complete and desirable is a rare opportunity, so call today!
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