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The Essence of Classics Auction: October 23, 2021

Lot:148 1961 Chevrolet SS Impala “Bubble Top”

The Essence of Classic Auction, October 23, 2021

Lot:148 1961 Chevrolet SS Impala “Bubble Top”

Condition: #1

Museum and Pebble Beach Quality

Less than 200 miles since restoration

Always kept in climate controlled environment

Serviced and started weekly by collector’s personal mechanic. Gas kept fresh. Oil kept fresh. Battery kept current. During weekly inspections, starting and short drives, all components, whether it be lights, mechanical, leaks, A/C, power components, interior or exterior noise, tires, batteries, undercarriage or any other issue that may have presented itself was addressed and resolved on the spot. This car can be driven anywhere and any distance, just as if it were new.

Purchased from the Branson Auto & Farm Museum

The 409 engine was introduced in response to Ford’s new 390 CID V8. That engine was rated at 375 horsepower, so Chevy’s was more impressive in size (and name) than actual performance in 1961. However, this competition is part of what would start all auto makers to continue to upgrade performance throughout the rest of the 1960s, hence the name of the Impala as the first ‘muscle car’.

This beautiful 1961 Bubble Top is a solid Arizona car with a professional frame off restoration less than 3 years ago. Reading all the specifications of this build validates the investment of $150,000.00 to $200,000.00 for the professional build. Furthermore, that amount does not even include the actual value of the automobile. ’61 Bubble Tops that are well below the quality of this car are bringing $150k. Here’s your chance to acquire a #1 condition ready to roll

409 ci 500+ HP

Competition Cam Thumper 297 Series Hydraulic Edelbrock Performer RAM Dual Endurashine PRC Polished Aluminum Double Pass Radiator

2500 ST ACC Roller Rockers

11-1 Pistons

400 Transmission

MSD Ignition

Power Steering and 4 Wheel Power Disc Brakes

3″ Jet Cooled Exhaust

Tru Trac Belt Drive System

Guards Red Paint

I Did It Column

18″ X 20″ Billet Spec “Fast Lane” Wheels

Vintage Heat & A/C

Auction Estimate: $165,000.00 to $175,000.00

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