’60 Chevy Impala was traded in on 2013 model

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On January 18, 1960, Stuart W. Fitzgerald drove away from Hays Chevrolet on Central Avenue in Staunton, Virginia, with a brand new 1960 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan. He owned and drove the car until 2013, when he traded it in on a new model.

The dealership was so impressed with the car that it kept Mr. Fitzgerald’s ’60 Impala on display in its showroom until the dealership closed a few years later, around the time that Mr. Fitzgerald died at age 95.

The Hays inventory was sold to Weimer Chevrolet of Moorefield, West Virginia, and thus Mr. Fitzgerald’s Impala went to a new owner, who is offering the car for sale in an advertisement on ClassicCars.com.

“The interior of the car is original and the 57,000 miles are original,” the private seller reports.

“The car was garage kept,” the seller notes, adding that because of the car’s use in parades and with lots of low-speed driving, “a modern power steering unit was added to the car.”

“All items on the car are in working order,” the seller adds. “The car is capable of highway speeds and in great shape mechanically. This vehicle is a great driver and perfect for family outings to the drive-in.”

The engine is a 283cid V8 linked to an automatic transmission. 

“Some of the panels on the outside are original and some are repainted,” the seller notes.

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The car is located in Winchester, Virginia, just north of Staunton, and is offered for $28,500.

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

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. I just love stories like this.Would loved to have met Mr Fitzgerald just to shake the hand for being the caretaker of this car Amazing story. Thanks.

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