You probably wouldn’t expect something like this 1961 Chevrolet Impala Restomod to be oriented much towards performance. It’s definitely a pretty car, yet it has the bite to really take your breath away. This incredibly unique car is available for you to own, thanks to Streetside Classics.
A smooth-as-glass black paint job shows every curve of this Chevy Impala’s body, making it more attractive than ever. That’s really saying something, considering many people regard this convertible to be one of the best-looking Chevrolets ever made. It helps that the restoration process made the panel gaps extremely precise, exceeding factory standards. All the right brightwork simply gleams in any light, along with the Billet Specialty five-spoke wheels, which are staggered. An electronically-controlled air ride suspension allows you to ride low or high, showing off as much of those wheels as you desire.
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Just as dramatic is the red custom interior. Fully-bolstered bucket seats, a custom-made front center console, modern sound system, Bluetooth, air conditioning, and a sports steering wheel add to your overall comfort and enjoyment.
The best detail is the 7.0-liter LS7 V8 crammed under the hood. Mated to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission and dual exhaust, this thing sounds mean and pulls hard. All it takes is firing up the engine to let everyone know you have some serious power under the hood. You need to keep all that power in check, though, otherwise you’ll mess up the immaculate paint job and chrome. That’s where the included power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and Nitto performance tires play an important role.
Back in the early 1960s when this car was new, it was one of the most expensive vehicles Chevy offered. That means not many people bought it, so this convertible is rare. All the custom work that’s gone into it, including the sick LS7 V8, makes this ride so unique and collectible.
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