October 11th 2015 Premier Automobile Sale
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The Chevrolet Impala was built by General Motors’ Chevrolet division starting in 1958. Named for the South African antelope, it was Chevy’s most expensive passenger car through 1965. It had become the best-selling full size model in the United States, competing with the Ford Galaxie and Plymouth Fury. Ed Cole, Chevrolet’s chief engineer, designed the Impala as a “prestige car” within the reach of the average American. The second generation Impala was designed and built for 1959-1960 models. Radically reworked, it shared body shells with the lower-end Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Pontiacs. The roof was three inches lower and the car was two inches wider riding on an X-frame chassis. Its tail fins protruded outward, rather than upward. Chevrolet replaced the triple taillight with a single “teardrop” style on each side. It was available in four-door hardtop and four-door sport sedan, as well as a sport coupe and convertible. Base engine was the 283 cu in V8 producing 185 hp. Optional engines included the big block 348 cu in motor generating 315 hp. 1960 models sported a more conservative look, being toned down in styling as designers and marketers realized that fins and excessive chrome had run its course. The three-taillight arrangement was reinstated with the air intake front nostril intakes being removed. Impalas were the top selling American model with over 490,00 units sold. Presented is an all-original 16,725 mile 1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan in Suntan Copper. Equipped with the 283 cu in 185 hp V8 engine and two-speed automatic transmission, this rare sport sedan is visually stunning with its huge pillar free wrap around rear window and “flying wing” roof line. This time warp original Chevrolet has had just two Colorado owners from new and is the lowest mileage model on the market today.- Completely original survivor- Just 16,725 original miles- Rare sport sedan- 283 cu in V8 with 185 hp- Automatic transmission
1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA SPORT SEDAN.
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,500.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
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