Year:
1961
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Mileage:
1388
Color - Interior:
Red & White
Color - Exterior:
Roman Red
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Specs:
Restored condition
283 CI small block V-8 engine
Automatic transmission
Power steering
Power brakes
Power convertible top
Push-button radio
Dual antennas
Rear bumper guards
Red painted steel wheels
Full size wheel covers
Wide whitewall tires
1 of 64,624 Impala Convertibles built in 1961
Roman Red with Red and White interior
2015 AACA Senior First Prize
This 1961 Impala, with its various options and
accessories, the color combination and superbly
detailed condition, stuns the crowd as well today
as it did when it was new. Perfect for cruising a
favorite highway or stopping into a local drive-in
for a burger, this Impala convertible is a dream
car that’s waiting to come true.
Powered by the venerable 283 CI V-8 engine with automatic transmission, this 1961 Impala Convertible is one
of those dream cars that’s enjoyable to drive thanks to power steering and power brakes, making it easy to
maneuver in any situation.

Presented in Roman Red with the proper red-and-white duo-tone interior, this restored Impala hosts a
number of sweet extras like a power top, pushbutton radio, twin side-view mirrors, dual antennas and rear
bumper guards, just to name a few striking details. Rolling on wide whitewall tires with red-painted steel
wheels and full-size wheel covers, it is an absolutely exquisite example of one of the most popular Chevrolets
ever built.

Popular indeed, Chevrolet produced 64,624 Impala convertibles in 1961, marking it as hugely successful with
infinite desirability. Following the successes of the 1958-60 Impalas, the 1961 Impala featured a major
restyling with a squared-off, edgier styling than its predecessors, which indicated things to come from 1960s
automotive styling and design.

The 1961 Chevrolets were dripping with smart styling, predicting the trends other manufacturers would
follow as well: crisp, low and long designs that were accentuated by elongated horizontal lines and arranged
elements exaggerating the length and width of the actual car. This would also be the year when Chevrolet
would solidify its commitment to performance with the introduction of the SS option. Introduced late in 1961,
however, only a handful of SS cars were built; but, like the design expression behind the new Chevrolets, it
indicated the future.

This Impala, with its various options and accessories, the color combination and superbly detailed condition,
stuns the crowd as well today as it did when it was new. Perfect for cruising a favorite highway or stopping
into a local drive-in for a burger, this Impala convertible is a dream car that’s waiting to come true.
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