81K ACTL MILES, PERIOD CORRECT 283 V8, AUTO, PS, PB, SLICK PAINT, GR8 BUBBLE TOP
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- SubModel: Bubble Top
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Bubble Top
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 81,367
- VIN: 11837L119850
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 283 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top
Here's a 1961 Chevrolet Impala that has so much originality that the odometer even has actual miles. So when you can get a desirable "Bubble Top" hardtop with this kind of vintage flair, you know it's time to pay attention.
Long, lean, and luxurious, Chevy's top-of-the-line looked great in '61. 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 - with its skinny c-pillar and wraparound rear window is absolutely iconic. The factory-correct Seafoam Green paint makes an instant impression as you park it at your local cruise night. The front end was toned down from the previous years, which makes the wraparound chrome bumper look sleeker. There's a great style line sheetmetal crease that starts at the headlight and runs uninterrupted the full length of the car. And the trim that highlights the big dipping "V" in the trunk also runs seamlessly to create the spear-like side trim. And speaking of that arrow-like piece, isn't it cool how the inner white matches the roof and whitewalls for a terrific two-tone appearance. Oh yeah, the stylists were on their game for 1961, and this highly original classic knows how to showcase it.
The '60s were all about great color coordination inside and out, so there are more shades of turquoise-like green for the interior. As a true premium coupe, you have comfortable cloth inserts for where you sit, and the durable vinyl sides match the button-top door panels for added flair. You'll slip behind the stylized steering wheel, and this coupe gives you the tingle of classic motoring. It's a true time machine feeling right down to the original pod-style gauges under the long speedometer. Even the AM radio is still cranking out tunes!
In a car so much about originality thus far, it's nice to lift the hood and see a period-correct 283 cubic-inch V8. It's even topped with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor. Of course, since this is the beginning of the era for the small block's dominance, it has earned the extra flair of the valve covers, air topper, and freshly painted block. You get a nice rhythmic rumble from the dual exhaust as the torquey V8 moves this cruising coupe with ease. Plus, the Powerglide automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering make sure that your experience behind the wheel is all smiles.
This is the kind of ideal time capsule a lot of us dream of owning. So, you need to hurry if you want this bubble top to be yours. Call today!!!