Car of the Week - July 14th, 2011
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?
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