I have found a 1960 Chevy Impala and I'm hoping you guys can offer some guidance on value. Its a 348/4v, auto, bubble top, #s match engine.
The general look of the car is all the trim is there and not dented, can't find a dent in the grill work or tail side fascia, body panels have never been wrecked and are straight and not dented anywhere that I can see. I did see some rocker panel rust, indicating some metal work needed, but it looks localized and minimal. The floor pans were amazingly clean for their age showing a light looking rust. I suspect abrasion and coating would fix, if not pan replacements not out of the q.
The engine was rebuilt 20 years ago and drove 2 miles, so i at least expect
it poss to tear it down and clean it up, maybe even use the stock carter 4 barrel. It appears to have power steering, but I don't see a brake booster, no a/c or condenser found. Did these cars come w/A/C?
Not sure about the trans, thought think its a power-glide. Was that the norm for these? Hey, I'm a drag racer-works for me.
Car was built in Los Angeles, looks like the car was licenses through
1970 and parked permanently, not sure why. I though the odom indicated 20k.
Although the dash AND gauges look in ok condition, the seats are in poor shape and min will need rebuild or replacement. Door panels off, but stated they had them.
All the glass in the car was there and in good shape, driver's door win had problems w/hanger. I wonder if its poss to remove to clean without breaking front and rear glasses???
Overall, it is a mess, but the body is so straight and complete, it looks like its got a lot of potential, plus it has the 348 engine.
Intentions for car are restore for resto-mod use, ie disc brakes,wheels, a/c,
probably same engine/trans rebuilt and cleaned up.
Anyway, see if you have any ideas of cost based on these pics? I'm at a loss on what its worth.