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1961 Chevrolet Impala SS
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25K Miles
GM 502 Big Block

STK 2589 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS

Chevrolet debuted the full-size Super Sport Impala in 1961. Only 453 cars were optioned with the SS package that included SS logos on the side moldings and the trunk lid, a 'Corvette-style' passenger grab-bar and suspension/brake upgrades. The current owner purchased this '61 Impala 'Bubbletop' in 2008. He is only the third owner and states that it is an authentic Super Sport with actual mileage of just over 25,000. The retro-Chevy was restored with comprehensive mechanical upgrades by CMX Customs, Summerville, SC (2010). Pictures of the restoration are included along with documentation for the upgrades. This powerful, handsome SS was built to be driven and enjoyed - it is not a 'trailer queen' show car. The exterior was reshot in factory Roman Red and the interior is original except for new carpets and a '59 Impala wheel. The upholstery is factory and the owner states that the front bucket seats were a rare dealer-only installed option in '61. A custom dash holds the factory AM radio (works), full gauge cluster and a classic Sun Super Tach mounted on the column. (A replica AM/FM radio/speakers is also included in sale.) A GM 502/502ci big-block crate motor, installed in 2010, furnishes horsepower. It is fitted with 'Fast' Programmable Fuel Injection, MSD ignition, custom headers, stainless exhaust, a custom belt drive system, aluminum radiator and aux. electric fan. The transmission is a 700R4 w/mild performance convertor (est. 2,000rpm stall) that feeds a narrowed 9” Ford housing fitted with a Strange Trac-Lok posi diff, 3.50:1 gearing and performance street axles. Foose 'Classic Nitrous II' polished wheels (18x8.5”F/20x10”R) mount new Toyo Proxis Z-rated radials. The fully restored undercarriage is equipped with power steering, 4-wheel SSBC Performance Disc brakes and Wilwood master cylinder w/Hydo-Boost power booster. Other upgraded components include: reinforced frame, rack/pinion steering, tubular A-arms, f/r sway bars, custom driveshaft and lowered (2”) rear springs. Overall, this retro Impala Super Sport is a performance stunner that must be driven to be appreciated. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.

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