Less flashy and more tasteful, this is customization done right.
Plenty of people agree that the 1960 Chevrolet Impala is the best-looking model year for the full-size car. It still has some of that 1950s flamboyant design, while also incorporation hallmark Impala features like the round bullet-shaped taillights. You might think messing with that amazing design would be disastrous, but this particular car has been customized to actually make the Impala even more tasteful. A crate engine also makes it hotter than stock. This car is also for sale, if it catches your fancy.
Unless you know the 1960 Impala well, you might not right away realize why this one looks so good. Gone is a good chunk of the chrome which covered so much of the vehicle from the factory. It wears a customized grille, headlights, and taillights. Adding to the sleek appearance are shaved door handles. Blue Metallic paint pairs incredibly well with these customizations, adding to the unexpected twists. Whitewall tires and chrome steel wheels help keep things looking vintage, without detracting from the changes.
Maybe some people will be shocked by the simplified look, but even more shocking is the Chevy 350ci V8 crate engine. Paired with an automatic transmission, it’s powerful yet civil enough for slow cruising, which is exactly what this convertible should be doing.
This Impala brings it all home with a customized white interior. Bucket seats, a center console, vintage-style radio, aftermarket tach, and factory gauges/switchgear make for a clean, well-composed presentation. Take this car to a show and it will raise more than a few eyebrows.
It used to be that Impalas and other classic full-size Chevrolet cars were in high supply and therefore not worth much. Those days are long gone, with values steadily increasing. Finding one in good condition is becoming harder, not to mention something with this level of discerning customization. A vehicle like this certainly won’t stick around for long once the word gets out, so if you’re at all inclined, contact Ideal Classic Cars for more information and to make an offer.