1960 Chevrolet Impala

Check out this absolutely beautiful Roman Red 1960 Chevrolet Impala with red and white patterned cloth and leather-grained vinyl interior. It has a 348 cubic inch Turbo-Thrust V8 engine Turboglide automatic transmission providing 250 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 as part of the Bel Air series, for 1959 became its own series and was now top-of-the-line for Chevrolet.

1960 Chevy Impala side view

Side view

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.

1960 Chevrolet Impala Rear view

Rear view

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.

1960 Chevrolet Impala Missile ornament

Missile ornament with 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'.

1960 Chevrolet Impala Interior

Great looking interior

Impala Standard Equipment

Deluxe steering wheel

Parking brake

Anodized aluminum trim

Electric clock

Back-up lights

Glove compartment light

Parking brake warning light

Rich floor coverings

Some available Chevrolet options in 1960

Option

Price

Power brakes

$43

Power steering

$75

Power windows

$102

Air conditioning

$468

Heavy-duty battery

$8

Power seat (6-way)

$87

Power seat (4-way)

$65

Manual radio

$56

Push-button radio

$72

Chevrolet sold 204,467 Impala Sport Coupes for 1960 with the base price at $2,597 with a 6 cylinder engine. The 348 CID Turbo-Thrust engine and Turboglide transmission on this car would have cost an additional $398 when it was originally ordered.

This Impala is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos´╗┐)

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