1960 Impala 2 door Hardtop. Solid AZ car purchased in 1998 by its previous owner and restorer. Restoration took place over the next 12 years as a driving work in progress to its final iteration of what you see here today minus mechanical upgrades for comfort, handling, and reliability added as needed. This car has won over 100 awards including 5 Goodguys Nationals, Super Chevy first in Class and a Top Ten award. A show car that was driven and is extremely reliable.
The restoration started with a Solid AZ car that retained all of its original Sheetmetal, floors, trunk, and rockers. The Paint and bodywork were professionally performed by ScottRods in Catalina, AZ. Finished in Dupont Tasco Turquoise Base/ Clear. Fully sanded and buffed, very straight, with excellent door, hood, and trunk gaps. All of the chrome and stainless were refinished. All glass is new and installed by Andys American Glass. Side and rear glass are tinted. All weatherstripping and seals were replaced.
Powered by its original 348 V8 completely rebuilt and upgraded with electronic ignition and Edelbrock Carburetor. Backed by a 700R4 transmission with overdrive. A huge 2 row aluminum radiator with thermostat-controlled fans was installed to keep this Impala cool even in the AZ heat. Empire driveline built the balanced Slip Shaft driveshaft that connects to the 3.08 differential. Custom suspension sports tubular a-arms, 2 ” dropped spindles, and 3″ lowered springs. Power Disc brakes from CCP on all 4 corners, huge 13″ up front with 12″ in the rear.
Custom interior by Marvin Strickland sporting Pearl White sculpted seats and door panels. Extra insulation and sound deadening was added throughout. Comfort Features include Tilt column from Ididit, cruise control, electronic intermittent wipers, Vintage Air AC and Heat, Pioneer stereo, and a quick ratio power steering box.
Caringly maintained and enjoyed by the same owner for the last 23+ years, this car was very special to him. Proven reliable driver, not a trailer queen like most cars of this caliber. It cruises on the highway at 75mph with an rpm of around 2000. Comes with a huge stack of receipts documenting the build and over 70 trophies and plaques it’s won over the years.