1960 Chevy Impala Parked in the Driveway for 40 Years Is a Completely Original Surprise

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Photo: eBay seller spencertran
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Launched in 1958 as a Bel Air version and promoted to a stand-alone series in 1959, the Impala was ready to end its second generation in 1960.
The new model introduced several styling changes versus its predecessor, and Chevy's recipe worked like a charm. 1960 was the year when the Impala became the best-selling model in the United States, with the GM brand shipping nearly 512,000 units.

The Impala was available in four body styles called sport sedan, sport coupe (hardtop), four-door sedan, and convertible. The engine lineup was similar to the 1959 model year, albeit the fuel-injected small-block engine didn't make the cut.

The 1960 Impala in these photos is a hardtop that still hides the original 283 engine under the hood. In fact, everything on this Impala is completely original, with the car never receiving a complete restoration and still wearing the original paint sprayed by Chevrolet before it left the factory.

eBay seller spencertran says the Impala doesn't come with bondo or previous repairs, with only minimal occasional rust. However, the floors and the trunk pan are very solid and exhibit minor surface damage.

The main selling point of this Impala is how original it continues to be after all these years, and even the interior is unaltered. The seller says the Impala, which now comes with California black plates, spent its entire life in the same place, albeit it had two owners since it rolled off the assembly lines. The last owner parked the car in their covered driveway 40 years ago, and the engine hasn't started in 20 years.

I know what you think. An engine that hasn't started in two decades can't bring good news, but the owner says the 170-horsepower mill paired with a Powerglide transmission still turns freely. It's unclear if it starts, but the seller says they "have made no attempt to start the car, nor will we."

In other words, the buyer will be the one to discover what happens under the hood, so if you're unsure if this Impala is the right project for you, the best option is to order a third-party inspection or see the car in person.

Meanwhile, this Impala looks like a solid restoration candidate that wouldn't require overwhelming work to return to a tip-top shape. However, getting your hands on the car won't be easy, as the seller doesn't want to let it go cheaply. The $32,000 selling price is a bit too ambitious, considering the car requires a complete restoration, but the Make Offer button is also available for further negotiations.

If you want to meet this Impala in person and see the all-original package in its glory, you must drive to Los Angeles. The listing will expire in 30 days.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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