Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No. 00172:
1961 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible 409, 4-Speed
This Impala has found a new home!
However, we'd be happy to locate another one just for you.
When was the last time you saw such an outstanding example of an unmolested and rust-free '61 Impala SS Convertible? This is not a made-up SS car but a real convertible existing in the condition and way that it was born! It comes complete with equipped with a replacement 1965 409/360 hp motor coupled to a 4 speed transmission and original options including SS package, power steering, power brakes, spinner hubcaps, positraction rear axle, and a power white convertible top. Of the 453 factory Super Sports built in 1961, only 142 were 409 cars, only a handful were Convertibles and even fewer were 409 Convertibles. This 3 owner car has won several prestigious awards at places like "Hot August Nights" Reno and various car shows in the North West.
- Exterior: The laser-straight and rust-free body panels on this Impala SS Convertible are a testament to the car having spent the first of its 43 years in the "dry" Spokane area of eastern Washington. It was in storage for 18 of those years until 2004 when the current owner purchased it. Originally painted code 936 Ermine White, the car has had only 1 re-paint done in the early '80s to code 923 Roman Red with the sphere painted Ermine White. All trim was removed and lacquer was used resulting in a stunning exterior finish with no evidence of the prior color change. Condition of the chrome and trim is outstanding. The power convertible top, motor and hose set are also NEW.
- Interior: The showroom condition Red and White interior is free of any blemishes, rips, tears or stains. The seats feature NEW period correct heat sealed 1" pleats with fake stitch embossing that is made to look like a true 1961 Impala interior. The factory correct red loop carpeting is also NEW. Door panels are original. All painted surfaces of the interior have been refreshed to look showroom new.
- Engine and Driveline: The 1965 409 cid/360 hp motor was professionally
rebuilt with less than 3,000 miles. Many NEW and high quality rebuilt parts to include
the solid lifter cam, water pump, fuel pump, battery, clutch and release bearing,
etc. Extreme care was taken to ensure that all original 1961 409 parts were correct
and refreshed to appear as they did when leaving the factory: Carter AFB carburetor,
air cleaner, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, radiator, shroud and fan.
The chassis and suspension have all major components that move or wear replaced: NEW complete brake system front and rear, upper and lower ball joints, upper and lower A-frame bushings, Delphi power steering, (saved the old parts), shocks front and rear, rear leaf springs, rebuilt rear differential with NEW 3.73:1 ring and pinion set.
- Wheels & Tires: Original Wheels with NEW factory wheel covers, spinner hubcaps and tires.
This is one of the finest, investment grade, survivor '61 Impala SS 409 Convertibles around and now you know what the Beach Boys meant as they sang: "She's real fine, my 409" and a legend was born.
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