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Sherwin Automotive Booth Info

Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall
Booth Number, #10639

1960 Chevrolet Impala unveiled!

Don't miss our live Press Conference as we unveil an amazing 1960 Impala, by Manns Restoration

Where: North Hall, Booth Number #10639
When: October 31st at 1:50 PM

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1960 Chevy Impala (Unveiling)

1960 Chevy Impala Silhouette for Sema 2017 Sherwin-Williams unveiling
SEMA 2017 at the Sherwin-Williams Booth #10639 is the debut of this vehicle. This 1960 Chevrolet Impala has a special story. The owner purchased this car new at the age of fifteen. He had saved money he made working on farms and paid cash for the car. With a 348, tri power and manual transmission it was a hot ride for a young man. He had hopped up the engine and enjoyed racing the car in his youth. As he grew older the car was parked and time took it’s toll.
The body began to decay and erode. Ultimately, the owner thought it was too far gone to save. Then he found Manns Restoration and decided to bring the car in for a look, despite having his doubt about saving the car. Manns Restoration searched and found the parts they could and made the ones they couldn’t find.
After months of hard work and countless hours working to resurrect this 1960 Impala, Manns Restoration was able to revive a car that was once thought to be lost!
Now the body is solid again and straighter than ever before. Manns Restoration have upgraded every part of this Impala to make it as enjoyable to drive as a new car. It is now sitting on a Roadster Shop chassis with Wilwood disc brakes all the way around. The three speed column shift transmission has been replaced with a 4L65E automatic overdrive. The 348 has been completely rebuilt with a modern roller cam, roller rockers and topped with a tri power EFI system that resembles the original carbs with modern reliability and performance. A Strange 9 inch sends the power to the ground through a custom set of wheels from Billet Specialties that resemble the original hub caps. The interior is a mix of custom and period styling with power seats, power windows and air conditioning form Vintage Air.


1969 Plymouth Roadrunner "Ragingbird"

Artist rendering 1969 Plymouth Raginbird Roadrunner for Sema 2017 Sherwin-Williams
There are plenty of legends in the muscle car world, but a few names stand taller than most, with “Roadrunner” being one of the giants. With Warner Brothers Roadrunner name, bird logo, “Beep Beep” horn, and Coke Bottle design the ’69 has a distinctive look that’s still one of the best car’s to ever come out of the Chrysler design studios. Meet the Ragingbird! More power, more handling, more brakes, more style, it all comes together in one of the most incredible Pro-Touring Roadrunner’s ever built. This car will simply stop traffic everywhere it goes and flat-out stomp anything on the streets, barring we can get the tires to bite the pavement. It was built by the pros at Bair Customs, and took the stage at the 2017 Barrett Jackson show in Palm Beach.
Of course, it goes without saying that the workmanship is exemplary, and when people see this car, their first comment will probably be, “Wow, that’s some straight bodywork!” Wade at The Candy Shop made sure there was not a ripple or wave anywhere on the car, the gaps are remarkably tight, and the custom Purple Rage paint is miles deep. The paint was custom created by Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes and Bair Customs. With a touch of purple and pearl that explodes in the sunlight!
This Roadrunner was a super clean California car to start with and all of the body panels are original. This car has passed beyond the realm of pedigrees, so quality is really the only barometer that matters. The shine is deep, rich, and nearly flawless in every way, ready for the show field any time but also happy to prowl the streets. It’s high-visibility and make no mistake; every driver at SEMA will lock on to this car like a homing beacon. The one-off Hellcat hood treatment, custom front and rear bumper, carbon fiber accents, and custom front and rear spoiler certainly help, and adds to it’s Ragingbird attitude.
Building a car like this means pushing boundaries, and while you might expect to see a generation II Hemi motor, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Yes, it’s a Hemi, and yes, it’s fuel injected, but this is a stroked 426 cubic inch modern Generation III Supercharged Hemi built by Arrington Performance. Opening the hood will stop traffic at any car show you attend. There are acres of polished aluminum and carbon fiber under the hood, as everything from the block to the accessory drive was smoothed, filed, and buffed to show levels. Up top, there’s a giant polished Whipple supercharger and brand new Holley fuel injection system. All told, it makes somewhere north of 850 horsepower, with 800 lb of torque. There’s also plenty of eye candy to be found, with all the plumbing and electrical wires neatly trimmed and stashed out of sight whenever possible. A giant Ace aluminum/carbon fiber radiator and electric fans keep it cool and the brakes are hydro-boost assisted. And, of course, it goes without saying that the inner fenders and firewall were smoothed and finished to the same standards as the bodywork, giving the engine bay a show-worthy look.
The car was built on a rotisserie, so the underside is as spectacular as the top. Finished with Sherwin Williams liner coat and tinted purple to match the top side color. This coating creates a barrier to help protect, sound deaden, and block heat, not to mention you can still wipe it with a micro fiber cloth. The front suspension is from Reilly Motorsports and uses a tubular K-member and A-arms with a set of adjustable coil-over shocks, sway bar, and power rack and pinion, while out back you’ll find a Reilly/Feber 4-link coil-over system with rear sway bar. There are currently 3.55 gears inside the custom built Dana 60, but with the overdrive and the Hemi’s massive torque, we can’t imagine anyone wanting more than this car delivers. This supercharged Hemi has the most awesome mechanical whining sound this side of the drag strip, making this car sound formidable before you even get on the throttle. When you do, it barks through a beautifully made custom ceramic-coated exhaust system that uses side-exit trumpets, that poke through the rear quarters. There are Wilwood disc brakes the size of a trash can lids at each corner with purple six piston calipers in front and four piston units in back for truly massive stopping power. And speaking of massive, the wheels are forgings from Nutek Wheel made just for this car, measuring 19×8 in front and 20×12 in back and shod in fresh 245/35/19 front and 335/25/20 rear Michelin performance tires and Mickey Thompson drag radials. Even with the trick suspension and massive 20-inch tires, the car rides rather well without crashing and banging over bumps.
The Ragingbird greatly improves every single aspect of the original, but keeps all the critical things that make these cars so special. Respect is what makes this car remarkable, and respect is what it demands, both from the driver and from anyone unfortunate enough to try to give it a run on the street. It’s brutal, but it’s also exquisitely detailed with a no-compromises philosophy that shows in every single aspect of the build.
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