Frame Off Restored Impala Convertible Pro Touring 6.2L LS3 V8 6L80E 6 Speed A/C
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 19
- Color: Red
- Engine size: LS3 6.2L V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Chevrolet Impala
SUMMARYGround-up build completed in late 2015
Awarded Staff Pick at the Goodguys 22nd Southeastern Nationals
6.2 liter LS3 V8
6L80 6-speed automatic transmission
Art Morrison GT Sport chassis
Custom cloth top / Custom leather interior
Vintage Air conditioning / Custom Autosound audio
Strange 9-inch rear axle / Eaton Truetrac differential / 3.55 gears
Detroit Speed power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
Billet Specialties wheels
During the dark days of '70s emissions systems, here were stalwart gearheads. During the disarray of the '80s malaise scene, here were hardcore gearheads. And even now, ith increasing cost of ownership becoming the norm, here are still diehard gearheads. No matter where the future leads, here will ALWAYS be lifestyle enthusiasts who build a culture around the rush of turning transportation into art. And, nless you're one of us, t's something you'll probably never understand. So, hat happens when a dedicated enthusiast decides to turn a decadent Detroit cruiser into a world-class pro-tourer? You get a razor-sharp head turner like this incredible Chevy Impala! The product of an uncompromising vision and many talented builders, his stunning classic wraps a tuned LS3 and stalwart 6-speed transmission in a tailored Morrison chassis and spotless '50s aesthetics. And, f you're a fellow enthusiast who's looking to satisfy an unrelenting need to headline shows and make a big statement, t's the award-winning drop-top of your dreams!
Designed and built at Tony's Kustoms in Lenoir City, ennessee, his freshly finished Impala does an excellent job of wrapping vintage style around modern technology. In what amounted to a systematic, o-expense-spared rebuild, he car's solid body was completely stripped, horoughly massaged and layered in a liquid-smooth coat of bright red 2-stage. With that paint buffed to brilliance, ew glass was complemented with new, rofessionally polished trim and color-keyed quarter banners. With that profile dyed and detailed, teve Holcomb of Knoxville's Pro Auto Interior custom-stitched a tight cloth top And in late 2015, his triple-red Chevy stormed the street rod scene, mmediately earning a Staff Pick at the Goodguys 22nd Southeastern Nationals!
Toss the car's long hood and you'll find a hot LS3 small block that, hanks to Lloyd Sanders of Sanders Performance, ooks ALMOST as good as it runs! GM Powertrain invested a great deal of time and research into getting the most out of its Gen IV V8, nd it definitely shows. Changes started with a 20% stronger casting, eaturing an increased bore of 103.25mm. Focus was then shifted to flow efficiency, esulting in the use of an all-new intake manifold and L92 rectangle-port heads. Factor in a new piston design, nd injectors borrowed from the brutal LS7, nd you get a very potent track weapon that happily doubles as an everyday commuter. At the top of the block, conical, hrome-trimmed filter element funnels wind in to a polished air tube, hich is hooked to a factory throttle body. At the sides of that throttle body, oated Street & Performance shorties bend under high quality Taylor plug wires. In front of those headers, n aftermarket serpentine drive spins a polished alternator and polished AC compressor behind a plethora of polished pulleys. In front of that drive, polished PRC radiator swirls coolant around a fabricated expansion tank and big SPAL puller fan thanks to corrugated hoses. A Fastech Motorsports tune combines with Street & Performance wiring and an American Autowire harness to ensure everything communicates well. And details, ike braided fluid lines, olor-keyed dipsticks, fully finished engine bay and cool, intage-look fuel rail covers, nsure the mill maintains first class presentation.
Park this Chevy on a lift and you'll find a super clean undercarriage that's been prepped, rimped and polished to match the car's slick powerplant and stunning exterior. The well-mannered motor twists a modern 6L80 6-speed, hich is hooked to a tough Strange 9-inch that's fitted with an Eaton Truetrac differential and fun, .55 gears. That Strange pumpkin is an integral part of an Art Morrison GT Sport chassis, hich features Strange coil-over-shocks at all four corners. Detroit Speed power rack-and-pinion steering provides tracking. Quick stops are a cinch thanks to 4 and 6-piston Wilwood calipers, hich utilize a Wilwood master cylinder and Wilwood proportioning valve to squeeze 13-inch slotted rotors. A custom exhaust system routes spent gases through throaty Magnaflow mufflers that pop and crackle just like vintage hardware. Stylish Billet Specialties wheels throw torque through 225/45ZR18 and 275/35ZR20 Continental ExtremeContact DWS. And everything, rom the car's body-matched floors to its Rock Valley fuel tank, s well planned, xceptionally executed and ready to reflect!
But the show doesn't stop there. Not by a long shot! When you pop this drop-top's doors, ou'll find a custom leather cockpit that, ike the car's top, as installed by Steve Holcomb of Knoxville's Pro Auto Interior. Top dead center, body-matched dash hangs clean Classic Instruments gauges above MP3-compatible Custom Autosound audio. Opposite that dash, our silver-piped seats frame a custom, ull-length console that balances a modern shifter between Vintage Air climate control and switches for the aforementioned top and Nu-Relics power windows. Beneath that console, lean California Carpet bleeds in to custom side panels that are detailed with custom brightwork. In front of the driver, tilting Ididit steering column spins a reduced diameter wheel. And behind the passengers, leather-lined trunk features ample storage space.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIESMisc Build Receipts.
2015 Goodguys Staff Pick Award
Perpetually cool and visually stunning, his awesome Chevy is a near perfect example of the omnipresent creativity that defines our hobby. With its top-notch craftsmanship and incredible mechanical prowess, t presents the rare opportunity to land a fresh, ward-winning showstopper without the fuss of coordinating a stressful, ulti-year restoration. Don't miss this chance to own a killer American drop-top!