1960 Impala Bubbletop Sport Coupe
•Final model year for second-generation full-size Chevrolet
•283 CID V-8 small block engine
•Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission and 3.36 gearing
•Ermine White exterior (code 936) with black trim and rear Continental kit
•Green cloth and vinyl interior (code 825) with dealer-installed seat covers
•Factory air-conditioning (code 4C), power steering, EZ-Eye tinted glass (code EZI) and windshield washer
•Dual rear antennas, rear fender skirts, dual sideview mirrors and Continental spare tire kit
•Spinner hubcaps, fender ornaments and rocker moldings
•All original parts removed are with the car
Born in 1958 for Chevrolet’s 50th Anniversary, the Chevrolet Impala was the division’s top full-size model until 1965. This example is a two-door hardtop, or a “Bubbletop” as it has become known by collectors and others. Made during the third week of June 1960 at GM’s St. Louis, Missouri, assembly plant (VIN Code S), this car was built around the same time of the division’s 43-millionth car, a convertible, was assembled.
Dressed in Ermine White, (code 936), the car’s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition, including the dual rear antennas, rear fender skirts, dual sideview mirrors, jet-like fender ornaments and rocker moldings. The chrome bumpers fit tightly to the car’s body. In back is a Continental spare tire kit. The engine bay is extremely tide and the trunk’s cargo area is good, original order. All original parts removed are with the car in the trunk.
This Impala rolls on 8.00-14 bias-ply tires. Each tire is mounted to a steel wheel, topped with spinner wheel covers. The tires are in good, original order while the wheel covers look great.
Under the hood is a 283 CID V-8 small block engine matched to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission and backed by a 3.36:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include factory air-conditioning (code 4C), power steering, EZ-Eye tinted glass (code EZI) and more.
Inside, the car is stunning with its green cloth and vinyl interior (code 825) with dealer-installed seat covers on the front and rear bench seats. The green, two-spoke steering wheel with horn ring looks great, setting of the dashboard and its circular gauge pods. The matching green carpeting goes well with the bench seats. A column-mounted shifter and a factory AM radio help complete the interior.
Nineteen-sixty saw General Motors enter a transition between original Head Stylist Harley Earl and his successor, William L. Mitchell. Earl turned 65 in 1958, General Motors’ mandatory retirement age at that time.
Mitchell’s influence slowly but surely asserted itself by 1960 as he flattened the formerly curved fins of 1959 and resurrected the three round taillight motif from 1958 to replace 1959’s cat’s eye taillamps. Other 1960 highlights included a 119-inch wheelbase; 210.8-inch length; X-frame design; two-piece driveshaft; four-coil spring suspension;
Competition to this Impala in 1960 included Ford’s Galaxie Starliner and Plymouth’s Belvedere coupes.
If you seek a classic coupe from a period when General Motors ruled the country and enjoyed being on top, you should stop by Mission Classics today and check out this 1960 Chevy Impala Bubbletop.
This car is currently located at our facility in Brooksvillee, Florida. Current mileage on the odometer shows 48,892 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!
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