1966 Chevrolet Impala

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Impala 1966

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala
SubModel: SS
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1966
Mileage: 69,199
VIN: 168376D145499
Color: Other
Engine size: 327 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Looking for some Chevy V8 power with a slightly unusual twist? How about this sleek 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop, which offers a 327 cubic inch V8, an unusual color combination, and an awesome stance? Still one of the best-looking designs of the mid-60s, the big Imp delivers a grown-up muscle car experience that's just a little different from all the Camaros and Chevelles out there.
The color is pretty close to code Y Lemonwood Yellow, which looks fantastic on the big Impala coupe. Thanks to a respray last year, it looks very good with an understated elegance that belies the performance car living within. Good gaps and smooth quarter panels (which are among the largest ever created) make it look like it should cost thousands more than it does, and you could have a professional body shop hit it with a color sand and buff to really make it pop. Coming from warm, dry Georgia certainly helps and this car wears all its original sheetmetal, which is always reassuring. Reproduction emblems look crisp and sharp against the yellow paint and both the bumpers have been re-chromed to really make it sparkle. 1966 saw the Caprice replace the Impala as Chevy's top-of-the-line, but the Impala never lost the triple-taillights that were a styling feature from the very beginning, so it's easy to spot a mile away.
The attractive bench seat interior is almost entirely new, including seat covers, along with new carpets and a taut headliner overhead. There's just enough brightwork inside to remind you that this is a high-end Chevy not a rental-grade beater, and the ornate steering wheel combines popular features from previous years to give it a unique look. The linear instrument panel covers only the basics, with a wide speedo and a fuel gauge on the end, with the auxiliary controls in a bright band of trim just underneath. The factory AM radio is gone, replaced by a digital AM/FM unit, suggesting that the builder had a dedication to getting it right, and all the weather seals are new so it seals up well and feels like a much younger car. And given all that sheetmetal, it shouldn't be a surprise that the trunk is massive, and even with a full-sized spare tire, there's room for, well, just about everything.
The engine is a 327 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8, which was a few steps up from the base six and delivers the kind of reliable V8 torque that you'd expect. Recently and correctly detailed, it runs smoothly enough to pass muster in this luxury liner and looks ready for show. Chevy Orange paint, a chrome air cleaner, and few of the usual modifications are more proof that the restorer cared about getting this one right. Correct GM decals, finishes, and a new wiring harness are the little things that make an engine compartment sparkle, and a recent tune-up and Optima battery ensure that it continues to run right. The 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission is a familiar find in a car like this, and is backed by a 10-bolt rear end supported by recent shock absorbers. A new dual exhaust system gives it a polite burble that's exactly right, and the suspension uses new coil springs to give it that awesome stance. You'll note that the underside is incredibly clean, there's a new gas tank, and it sits on ultra-cool American Racing wheels with staggered 235/50/18 front and giant 275/40/20 rear tires.
Documented with built receipts, this is a beautifully built car with no hidden secrets. Why not own something that stands out without making a lot of fuss? Call today!

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