AACA-Winning 1961 Chevrolet Impala 348 Tri-Power Convertible 4-Speed
Current Bid: $75,000 (USD) by:
This 1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible is a national first-place award-winning AACA show car that underwent a 5-year comprehensive restoration completed in May 2014. It is powered by a tri-power 348ci V8 paired with a rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission and comes equipped with a fully detailed undercarriage, rebuilt gauges, and push-button radio. Finished in Roman Red over a two-tone red and white interior, this Impala is now offered on a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This Impala was professionally resprayed in two-stage Roman Red with white accents, equipped with a new power-operated white cloth retractable top. After spending a length of time in long-term storage, the car was fully disassembled and treated to full restoration with show-level standards. All exterior chrome trim is in excellent condition, including front and rear bumpers, side moldings, window trim, and door handles. The signature tapered-V rear design is accompanied by round taillights, with scripted Impala emblems in the factory locations on the rear quarter panels.
Factory 14” Roman Red-painted steel wheels with original-style covers are wrapped in Goodyear Silvertown whitewalls. The car is equipped with power steering and power brakes, and the front suspension was rebuilt and fully aligned.
The interior is fitted with reupholstered dual red, and white vinyl bench seats with the door panels and carpeting finished in matching materials. The side windows are hand-crank operated, and a “Straight-Line Tuning” push-button radio with a rear-mounted speaker is installed. The trunk is detailed and includes all seals, a mat, and a full-size spare tire.
Instrumentation is framed by a restored steering wheel and includes rebuilt gauges, showing a 120-mph speedometer, a clock, and gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. The 5-digit mechanical odometer shows 87k miles, although true mileage is unknown.
The 348ci V8 is installed in a fully detailed engine bay and is equipped with a tri-power carburetor setup with appropriate stamping and a correct casting number. All hardware and components used in the restoration are factory-correct and were refinished to like-new condition. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a Borg-Warner 4-speed manual transmission with a floor-mounted shift lever.
Photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.