1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top 348 V8
Recall bygone times when vehicles came directly from the manufacturing plant with genuine style? You know, back when the roadways of America were fixed with clearing rooflines and quite much chrome?
Styling highlights like these are what motivated John Huval to fabricate a 1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop for himself. “I’d generally cherished the tasteful styles and provocative lines of the Chevys from the mid 1960s,” said Huval.
“Street Machinery in Euclid, Ohio, had the car I was looking for,” Huval told us. “Although it had a straight-six-cylinder engine with a manual three-on-the-tree, I figured that it would be an easy swap and just the right project we were looking for.” After a quick 36-hour round trip (sarcasm) from his home in Arnaudville, Louisiana, to the car in Euclid, Huval finally had himself a Bubbletop Chevy.
To dial in the stance and modernize the handing of the Bubbletop Impala, Huval had Boris Maryanovsky at Street Machinery install a four-corner air-ride system using Firestone bags. The car also received a complete Global West power steering conversion and bigger antisway bars along with 2-inch drop spindles.