1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CUSTOM BUBBLETOP - 181645 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1231 1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CUSTOM BUBBLETOP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/181645/181645_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1231   1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CUSTOM BUBBLETOP
Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1231
Year 1961
Make CHEVROLET
Model IMPALA SS
Style CUSTOM 2 DOOR SPORT COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 11837L117724
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 348
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #1231 - Tri-Power 348 V8, Ermine White on Roman Red. This is a very rare 1 year only Bubble top styling. It is a true 138 Series Impala, Code 37 sport coupe. This impressive Impala was born in California and was manufactured in the Van Nuys plant. With its beautiful Ermine White and Roman Red color scheme, this is a professional restoration of a rust-free Bubbletop. Under the hood of this particular '61 Impala there's a high performance 348cid V8 with triple 2 barrel Tri-Power carburation and 3-speed turbo 400 transmission. Decoding the VIN number reveals, the sixth digit L is Los Angeles, CA, the Van Nuys Chevrolet plant that opened in 1947. Starting from the first digit 1 is year 1961, 18 is car series Impala V8 engine, 37 is 2 door hardtop sport coupe 5 passenger. The body tag located adjacent the power brake booster and master cylinder reveals this '61 Impala left the Van Nuys plant painted Code 936 Ermine White with a Roman Red painted within the blaze in the body side molding. The wide white tires are a striking contrast to the red and white exterior color scheme. This is a fine specimen of an all time favorite.
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