1961 Chevrolet Impala
HistoryFirst I always and only look and acquire original 1 or 2 owner cars that I try to find built at California assembly plants. This car was built at the Van Nuys California assembly plant.This car was bought new in Walnut Grove at Carl Hughson Chevrolet. Walnut Grove is a small historical farming community about 50 miles south of Sacramento Ca. It has always been garaged every night since new according to the son of the original owner who I bought the car from. The son who is now in his mid 50's has vivid memories of his dad taking the car on Sunday drives and he and his siblings riding in the back. His dad would always keep it inside the garage when not using. It sat in that garage and was last driven in 1990. I purchased the car in August 2014. I found 1960's Sacramento Bee newspapers in the trunk in very good condition.Cosmetic ConditionThe car originality is as follows.Beautiful original paint and body with no signs ever of rust body damage from vehicle accidents chips or scratches etc. The Irmine white paint still shines at all angles. All chrome and trim look new with exception of passenger front door molding that has a ding. I will furnish a replacement piece for new owner. All glass is original and very nice. It is the E-Z-Eye tinted factory glass. All the weatherstripping is excellent and very plyable.The interior is unbelievably beautiful. Seats door panels headliner rugs are all in awesome condition. Rear package tray above back seat has 2 small tears. It is readily available for about $45.00. I polished the paint scrubbed all the interior and cleaned years of film/dirt buildup off the inside of the windows.Mechanical ConditionUpon getting the car running I did the following. Cleaned gas tank. Replaced sending unit. Replaced fuel pump. Rebuilt carb. Replaced water pump. Replaced radiator. Replaced thermostat. I changed the engine oil and filter. New points plugs cap rotor. Replaced all brakewheel cylinders shoes master cylinder power brake booster. Repaired speedometer. I repacked the front wheel bearings and installed all new brake hoses. I installed all new whitewall tires. I also installed a rebuilt wiper motor. Everything and I mean everything works as it should including radio heater/defrost and even the backup lights. I have driven this car on a 300 mile trip and it ran perfect. It does not leak any fluids nor use any. It does not smoke under any conditions. It rides and drives quiet and smooth. Whoever buys this car will have nothing to do to it except enjoy driving and watch your investment appreciate.SummaryAll the sales I have made on EBAY have been 100% positive including6 vehicles.There are NO DISSAPPOINTMENTS to the new owner of this car. I would drive it across the U.S. If you have any questions- Dave (530) 308-5409BiddersIf you have less than 10 feedbacks or have not bid on EBAY in past 6 months you must contact me first or you bid will be rejected.