National Award Winning Investment Grade Impala Convertible 348 Tri-Power V8 PS

Price: US $139,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Impala
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 84,512
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 348 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Chevrolet Impala

eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1960 Chevrolet Impala National Award Winning Investment Grade Impala Convertible 348 Tri-Power V8 PS Year: 1960 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Red Mileage: 84512 Transmission type: 2 Speed Automatic Engine: 348 V8 Interior color: Red Vehicle Info SUMMARYNational award winnerCorrect 348 cubic inch Super Turbo Thrust V8Tri-power carburationEra-correct Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmissionFactory power steeringFactory power drum brakesIntroduced in 1958 as Chevrolet's first foray upmarket. the Impala proved GM's volume car juggernaut had the strength to be all things to all people. It was the ride your upper class neighbors enjoyed and. like the original Bel Air. it wholly embodied the time of its creation. With that in mind. the detailed restoration of this national award-winning convertible involved a frame-off mix of nostalgia and convenience that created a better-than-new cruiser. Amenities like a correct big block and 2-speed Powerglide transmission make this the perfect car for fun drives while timeless lines. a stunning interior and miles of smooth paint are sure to keep collectors happy. If you're looking for a spectacular trophy queen that's road ready. show ready. and just plain ready to go. this fully-sorted Chevy is the investment grade classic you've been dreaming of!BODYWORK/TRIMThe recipient of a 2006 AACA National First Prize. this brassy bowtie displays excellent bodywork that simply glistens under our bright showroom lighting. A lot of time and effort was put into making sure the car's profile is extremely straight. which resulted in Kansas-flat sheetmetal that's completely wave-free. That time was well spent as excellent panel gaps perfectly center hinged pieces that move freely and close with a solid thunk. And those pieces are bathed in a rich layer of Roman Red pigment. which has been sealed in glossy clear and buffed to a spectacular shine. Speaking of shine. Chevrolet's newly anointed line topper certainly did its fair share to pad the polishing industry. And. as with its sculpted body. all of this Impala's jewelry has been returned to glare-inducing condition. At the front of the car. a broad stainless grille hangs a bright Chevrolet crest between a clean chrome bumper. four T3 headlights and clear parking lamps. Above that grille. a wide-set "CHEVROLET" script stretches between cool '60 Impala fender toppers. Below those toppers. ornate louvers. stainless rocker guards and textured fin caps frame jet-inspired trim spears. At the tops of those spears. chrome-trimmed glass combines with small bowtie mirrors. traditional door handles and angled antennas to highlight a bright white roof. And behind that roof. six Impala-exclusive taillights illuminate a second chrome bumper. a wide stainless valence and flat fins that terminate at a second colorful crest. ENGINEIn 1960. when one stepped up to a full-size Chevy. it was best they also transition from the Turbo Fire small block to the Turbo Thrust big block. And in the world of W-block big blocks. there existed two schools of thought. Chevy's 'Super' engines were torque-rich mills which employed basic hydraulic valvetrains that were a pleasure to cruise around town. And the brand's 'Special' engines were high-strung racehorses that employed tweaked mechanical bits engineered to blast down the 1/4 mile. Lift this Impala's smooth hood and you'll find 348 cubic inches of Super Turbo Thrust V8 that proudly displays a correct "FA" suffix stamp. A staple of working-class luxury. this impressive. big torque big block is one of the many reasons the Impala enjoys such fantastic name recognition. And absolutely every item from its thick coat of Chevy Orange paint to its unique. bowtie-branded valve covers has. at one point. been rebuilt. refinished or replaced. Front and center. a Satin Black. dual-snorkel air cleaner funnels wind in to a fully restored tri-power set up that includes three Rochester 2-barrel carburetors and a network of stainless fuel lines. At the sides of those carbs. restored exhaust manifolds allow the oversquare cylinders ample breathing room by funneling spent gases in to correct. true-dual pipes. At the back of those manifolds. a traditional points distributor sequences fire between a Pertronix coil and correct Radio GM plug wires. Cooling is provided by a screened radiator. which sends water past correct tower clamps via reproduction GM hoses. Charge comes courtesy of a tagged Delco yellow cap battery. which jolts a tagged Delco-Remy generator. And the car's Satin Black engine bay. which is as clean as the paint on its body. serves as an ideal backdrop for the mill's many different textures. DRIVETRAINPark this Chevy on a lift and you'll find a solid undercarriage that. based on appearance. has probably never seen mud puddles or wet pavement. The car's straight floorpans. which are restored in correct Oxide Red primer. ride on a sturdy. Satin Black X-frame. An era-correct Powerglide 2-speed spins a familiar GM rear end that literally sails the engine through its broad power band. Under that capable drivetrain. a completely rebuilt coil suspension is equipped with optional power steering and power drum brakes. At the center of the floors. an aluminized. true-dual exhaust system utilizes throaty turbo mufflers to weave an aggressive. full-throttle rumble into a subdued and classy idle. At the corners of the suspension. great looking 8. 00-14 BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls frame deluxe factory wheel covers. And everything. from this Chevy's mandatory sway bar to its leak-free fuel tank. is fully restored and ready for the show field. INTERIORCovered in monochromatic houndstooth. this Impala's stunning interior has been restored to factory-fresh condition in virtually every way. The wide bench seats feel newer than the car's 55 years would suggest. and present just as well now as the day they rolled out of the upholstery shop. At the base of those seats. like-new carpet is and tight and fade-free. At the sides of that carpet. 2-tone door panels hang straight stainless trim around traditional handles. small power window switches and modernist armrests. At the front of those panels. a restored dash. which is chock full of rebuilt gauges. carries an old school AM radio. In front of the driver. a color-keyed steering wheel spins around a classic Impala centerpiece. And behind the passengers. a fully restored trunk seals a correct mat. correct jack and full-size spare tire below fresh decklid decals. OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONA vintage Owner's ManualVintage instruction tags for some of the car's accessoriesA few service recordsWith a clean restoration. fully sorted mechanicals and more style than pretty much anything on the road. this revered Impala literally defines the term "investment grade". So. talk to us now and make space in your garage later because this national award-winning Chevy certainly won't last long! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)413-4665 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)413-4665. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)413-4665. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 413. 4665 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com