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1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Newport Beach 2013
Consignment # 4205
VIN:   31867G106786

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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 21st and June 22nd at Russo and Steele's inaugural Newport Beach Auction. Please contact us for more information.

This one-of-a-kind Impala was a gift to one the NBA's finest players of all time, Kobe Bryant. This car was a gift from his wife Vanessa in 2007, and she commissioned the car to be built for her husband by the world-famous West Coast Customs. A complete restoration on a rust free-car, with a bare-metal refinish in custom-blended House of Kolor Purple/Blue. The car was completely disassembled and painted, all chrome was replated, stainless polished, new glass installed, plus complete new weatherstripping, and a new soft top with new top motor and rams. The car sits on 13- inch wires with new tires on all four corners.

Kobe's car is set up with the best hydraulic system comprising two large pumps, a 10-battery system with all batteries less than one month old, four switches, and all solid hand-bent lines. Ride quality is excellent and it has molded upper "A" arms. The 327 cu. in. motor was rebuilt and has approximately 20,000 miles on it, the Holley carb was just rebuilt, and the Impala is further equipped with custom headers, dual exhaust, a dual-battery system with one for the motor and one for the upgraded sound system, and a multitude of chrome and polished brightwork. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and there is a front power disc brake conversion. The car just had a major service and runs outstandingly well.

The leather interior is an Italian Pearl White and accented with real Swarkorski crystals! Other features include bucket seats, power steering with tilt wheel, tach, and a big sound system with finished trunk area and matching white boot cover. The undercarriage is clean and rust free.