1961 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop

1961 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop

A special car for sale deserves a special description, right? The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dealer advertising this 1961 Chevrolet Impala “bubbletop” hardtop was downright poetic.

The Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop in Seamist Turquoise is said to be faithfully restored

The Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop in Seamist Turquoise is said to be faithfully restored

A special car for sale deserves a special description, right? The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dealer advertising this 1961 Chevrolet Impala “bubbletop” hardtop was downright poetic in how he describes the car and its place in history.

“At the beginning of the 1960s, most Americans thought it was the beginning of something great, the start of the Golden Age is what it was referred to as,” the seller wrote for the ClassicCars.com ad. “What better way to kick off the Golden Age than by introducing the very special 1961 Chevrolet Impala bubbletop SS 2-DR?

The 4-speed manual transmission is a major selling point

The 4-speed manual transmission is a major selling point

“First offered in the spring of 1961, this vehicle was very limited to the consumers. A grand total of 453 of these beautiful cars were manufactured that year. Thus, making it a very special and rare vehicle.”

What really gets me about this car is that along with being a beautiful bubbletop, it’s an SS powered by a 348 cid big-block, tri-power V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. Yet it hasn’t been geeked up with a bunch of custom accessories but stands as a restored stock-condition hardtop in great condition. And with only 40,436 miles on its odometer, according to the listing.

So the dealer is right; this Impala is a real find. It’s also an award winner, garnering two Gold Bowtie Boulevard Awards in 2008, ranked at 991 and 992 points out of 1,000. The car remains in exceptional condition, the dealer says.

“Let us stop and appreciate the very unique and different Seamist Turquoise exterior, accompanied by the even more unique Turquoise interior,” the dealer adds.

The Impala's interior looks very nice

The Impala’s interior looks very nice

The asking price might seem high at $69,995, but this Impala hits all the right notes in beauty, originality, rarity and fun factor.

The dealer concludes by describing the potential for joyful ownership:

“Driving in such style, that other people envy you solely for the style you have. Just driving, to appeal to yourself, and letting go of the stress you may have, and just simply utilizing the performance, beauty and class of this 1961 Impala SS.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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