West Coast Classics presents are proud to present an exceptional example of this custom built 1961 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Coupe with a new crate 350 V8 440HP V8 engine matched to a 700R4 4 speed automatic transmission with a shift kit & with 4 wheel disc brakes & striking chrome 'Foose' wheels.
The car is finished in a stunning 'Solid Twilight Turquoise' over a 'White' hardtop color repaint with a new matching Turquoise stock looking interior and trim. It has has a superb build with an all new drive shaft, U joints, belts, plugs, hoses, radiator, exhaust and with custom 'Stewart Warner' gauges.
The 1961 full-size Chevrolet model was totally revamped for the new year. As with all other full-size GM lines, the new cars finally finished with the knee-banger, wrap around windshields and tailfins and shed some of the length and width that had been popular in the prior three years. The front end sported a full width grille with dual headlamps mounted at each end with the turn signals and parking lamps mounted above the headlamps. The car boasted all the regular Bel Air equipment plus Nylon pattern cloth seats, electric clock, full carpeting and dual backup lights.
The Impala was restyled on the existing GM B platform for 1961. The new body styling was more trim and boxy than the 1958-60 models. Sport Coupe models featured a 'bubbleback' roof line style for '61 and a unique model, the 2-door pillared sedan, was available for 1961 only. It was rarely ordered and a scarce collectible today. The rare Super Sport (SS) option debuted for 1961 and was retired in 1968. The 1962 model featured new 'C' pillar styling for all models except the 4-door hardtop 'Sport Sedan.' Sport Coupe models now featured the 'convertible roof' styling, shared with other GM 'B' full size hardtop coupes.
This particular example is an obvious customized car yet still very stock looking and boasts most of its original equipment including the AM radio and with original floor boards and trunk and a very straight body. It has received a beautiful date correct 'Solid Twilight Turquoise' color repaint with an 'Ermine White' hardtop and has a matching interior trim and seats and rides on striking 'Foose' chrome wheels.
This car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the engine is extremely strong and responsive, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool. The car's re-paint is of a very high quality and in very fine shape and the car has very few flaws.
In summary, this is a wonderful example of a very striking 1961 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop coupe muscle car in turn-key ready daily driving and daily head-turning condition, most definitely one very collectible and attractive example of an early sixties full-size classic all American muscle car!