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Lot 55
1960 Chevrolet Impala Custom


From the Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell

CHASSIS NO: 01837L171891

• 348 cubic-inch V-8 engine with Tri-Power
• Four-corner air ride suspension
• Four-speed manual transmission
• Original interior and odometer showing just 28,000 miles

348 cid V-8 engine with Tri-Power, four-speed manual transmission, original chassis, GM 10-bolt rear end, CCP power steering, four corner air ride suspension, four-wheel power disc brakes

In the 1960s, the car community saw a lot of changes; muscle cars were starting to hit the scene and the “drive-in famous” cars were slowly starting to fade away from being the top cars on the market. Before the muscle car craze went into full effect, the Chevrolet Impala was running the show and was one of the best-selling cars in the United States. Some experts in the field even say that the ‘60s Impala helped paved the way for the muscle car market to take America by storm. With the first model debuting in 1958, Chevrolet decided to name the Impala after the South African antelope which is known for its speed and power in the wild, which they thought would be fitting since they were aiming to create a “muscle car” of its time. The Impala might have lost its title as best-selling car and muscle car flare, but it will always be labeled as an American classic no matter the era.

With its iconic American triple cone taillights that many associate with pictures of fast food drive ins, this black custom Impala from the Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell is sure to get anyone’s attention. Under the hood is a well-presented ripping 348 cubic-inch Tri-Power engine that works as the heart of the car, as well as the original chassis. The triple carburetor system known as Tri-Power was only in production from 1957 to 1966, increasing the value of any car equipped with it. A four-on-the-floor manual transmission remains in the car, increasing the overall driving experience. This Chevrolet is sitting on a GM 10-bolt rear end with 20-inch back tires, as well as a fully functioning four-corner air ride suspension kit. The air ride suspension kit allows for the owner to give their Impala a new look just by raising or lowering it.

The body of this Impala is in amazing condition; the black paint and chrome components create a classic eye-catching combination. All around the car, you’ll find American Racing wheels and four-wheel power disc brakes that have been added for looks and ensured stopping power. The interior of this beautiful example of the iconic ‘60s is finished in black over black with the original factory bench leather seating still in the car. An updated Chevy style radio and speakers can be found inside that add to the cruising experience. It is also loaded with many modern-day comforts like Classic Performance Products power steering, power brakes, and air ride suspension. An icon that is loved by a wide variety of car enthusiasts, this custom 1960 Chevrolet Impala is sure to hold its own anywhere it is driven.

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