The Original 1960 Chevrolet Impala, Stored For More Than 30 Years, Fascinates Viewers With Its Unchanged Beauty.

Born in 1958 as the top Bel Air, the Impala was promoted to a full stand-alone series only a year later. Its early success was the living proof the Impala just had to play solo, though it continued to share many parts with the Bel Air.

The second-generation Impala was therefore born in 1959, albeit it remained in production for just two years.

And despite being part of the same generation, the 1959 and 1960 model years came with huge differences, with Chevrolet working on all fronts to further polish the Impala and boost its customer appeal.

This 1960 Impala we recently came across on Craigslist is supposed to provide us with a rare look at the second and final year of this generation. And in many ways, it does the whole thing in a beautiful way, as the car continues to be entirely original, according to its owner.

The vehicle has spent over 3 decades in storage, but what we don’t know is whether it has already been restored or not. A possible restoration would somehow explain its fantastic condition, but on the other hand, we shouldn’t be too surprised if this Impala is a survivor on all fronts.

If this is indeed the case, then the car is a total gem that any collector would pay big bucks on. The engine under the hood is also a highly desirable unit, as it features the 348 (5.7-liter) it was born with. It runs like new, and this isn’t necessarily a surprise given its overall condition.

Also sporting a Continental kit, the Impala is ready for a new home, though it would obviously go for big bucks. The seller hopes to get close to $60,000, and this isn’t a surprise at all, considering it’s an all-original model that has spent decades in storage. 

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