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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1961 Chevrolet Impala
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By the time 1961 rolled around, it was time for a refreshed look for the Impala. After two very successful generations, the new third generation Impala (the fifth generation for the Bel Air line) had to be something fresh and different that would really knock the socks off of prospective buyers! Chevrolet delivered with an all-new design for 1961, and thus the Bubble Top Impala came to be.

This 1961 is offered in the killer color combo of red and white, both inside and out. The clean look is both completed and update by a nice set of later Chevy rally wheels with chrome centers and beauty rings. An extremely mild custom, this car sticks largely to its original roots with a few tasteful changes including side exit exhaust and the previously mentioned wheels. Considering that this car is an older restoration, the exterior shows quite well. The paint has a brilliant shine to it, and the new exhaust tips look great.

The interior is in great shape and is the perfect match to the exterior colors. While this is an older restoration, it has been kept up with properly and is ready for some cruising! The interior has been recently cleaned, and still shows great. The aftermarket tachometer is a fun upgrade that has a period correct finish on the casing to help it blend in with the original interior components.

Under the hood sits an early 1960s Chevrolet 348 V8. While this would be correct original equipment for this car, it isn't the original engine as the casting numbers come back to 1963-1965 era. It runs well and has a great sound to it! The new exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers adds a slightly aggressive tone to the engine. Hooked up to the engine is a GM 700R4 transmission; a convenient and worthwhile upgrade. New front disc brakes ensure that this car stops on a dime, and a new steering rag joint ensures tight steering from the power steering system.

If you're looking for a classic weekend cruiser that stands out in the crowd, this may just be the car for you! These Bubble Tops are storied classics with a vintage look hard to find anywhere else.

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning N/A
Heater YES
Speedometer NO
Oil PSI Gauge N/A
Temperature Gauge NO
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Trunk & Door YES (Driver door lock doesn't unlock w/key)
Runs & Drives YES


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Engine Type
Engine Size
348 V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Red & White
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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Engine Size
348 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Cup Holders
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Aux. Audio Input