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Car of the Week - July 14th, 2011

Keith Martin's Sports Car Market has chosen the 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible of Ahmet Ali as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week!

The 1959 and 1960 Chevrolet Bel Airs, Biscaynes, and Impalas were some of the most overstated designs to come out of GM's design studio. Both years are popular among collectors, but the 1960 model received minor but important updates, with slightly more squared-off fins, triple taillights, and a cleaner front end. Ahmet doesn't give many details on his ’60 convertible, but it looks to be an original-style restoration, with shiny white and black paint, whitewall tires, and original hubcaps. Recent sales have pegged the value of 1960 Impala convertibles between $15k and $45k, depending on condition. Options like the 348-ci V8 boost prices even higher, with top-level Tri-Power cars bringing upwards of $55k. Ahmet's car looks to be in great overall condition, and he does  mention that it's a great cruiser—and who can blame him for wanting to show off those fins?

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.



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