Publish date: 2016-10-11 14:06:54
Another iconic car during the 60s, the 1961 Chevy Impala is a full-size coupe that boasted luxurious style with the performance of a sports car. The designs produced by GM greatly improve to keep up with the demands of the public. In 1961, Chevy sold 491,000 Impalas and majority of those cars were the more family-oriented 4-door hardtops.
The 1961 Impala was known for its signature contrasting sweepspears and triple taillights. It brought a lot of new things to the automotive scene including the new GM B platform. It featured a streamlined design and a very low ride that was enjoyed by many. The 1961 Impala is also the model that ended the Chevy Impala’s large fin designs.
Chevrolet was able to create a perfect harmony of the interior and exterior design which resulted in a very luxurious car that was affordable for the common people with the standard price of $2,590. The 1961 Impala 4-door cars were not just stylish, they were also very spacious and could carry 5 people. Although the 1961 Impala is a bit shorter than its previous model year, the 119” wheelbase is still long.
This featured 1961 Impala with its original Fawn Beige finish is a low-mileage survivor with only 29,500 original miles. It still has its original interior, body, and chrome. The paint still looks fantastic, the chrome still shines bright, and all other trims and details are in excellent condition. Its original rear fender skirts provide a very smooth profile of the 1961 Impala.
It still has its original 2-tone cloth interior which looks great and the deep-twist carpets that look good as new. The jet-age dashboard has no cracks or any damages and features complete working gauges. It also features a factory AM radio and dual antenna.
Looking at the engine bay, everything looks clean and complete including the Thriftmaster 6. It is powered by a 235 ci inline 6-cylinder engine that is rated at 135 horsepower. The inline-6 is matched to a Turboglide automatic transmission. It also features an independent front suspension and semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear. Judging from the looks, this Impala would a reliable driver. With its power steering, it must be a joy to drive this one. This is indeed a well preserved 1961 Chevrolet Impala. Its originality and excellent condition are mainly due to its low-mileage which is properly documented. It’s such a rare treat to find an example as good as this one.
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