Check out this absolutely stunning Roman Red 1960 Chevrolet Impala with black and white patterned cloth and leather-grained vinyl interior. It has a 348 cubic inch Super Turbo-Thrust V8 engine with Tri-Power (3 x 2-barrel carburetors) and Turboglide automatic transmission providing 280 horsepower.
For 1960 we saw a brand new, oval-shaped grille that enclosed the dual headlamps. Chevrolet was describing their new cars as, "Nearest to perfection a low-priced car ever came!" Check out our other article to see how it compares to the 1959 Chevrolet Impala.
Impala was introduced in 1958 and part of the Bel Air series, for 1959 became its own series and was now top-of-the-line for Chevrolet.
Check out those distinctive side moldings, bright rear end panel and triple rear lights.
You can see the short chrome molding that extends back from the headlights that has two horizontal bar moldings above and below it - this was unique to the Impala. Also distinct to the Impala was the triple taillight configuration that was originally used in 1958 and reintroduced this year.
Other noticeable trim on the Impala was the rear quarter missile ornaments also had two rearward pointing moldings that were filled with a contrasting color insert, that contained an Impala script and crossed racing flags insignia.
The orginal sales brochure told us, 'Fisher Body richness and good taste are the mark of Impala interiors. All seats in all Impala models have luxurious foam cushioning'.
Impala Standard Equipment
Deluxe steering wheel
Anodized aluminum trim
Glove compartment light
Parking brake warning light
Rich floor coverings
Some available Chevrolet options in 1960
Power seat (6-way)
Power seat (4-way)
Chevrolet sold 79,903 Impala Convertibles for 1960. The base price for the 1960 Impala Sport Convertible was $2,847 with a 6 cylinder engine. The 348 CID Super Turbo-Thrust engine with power pack and Turboglide transmission on this car would have cost an additional $478 when it was originally ordered.
This Impala is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)