1966 Impala SS clone, convertible, 454 5 speed overdrive, frame off restoration
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Impala SS clone
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 32,126
- Color: white
- Engine size: 454 CI
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic - overdrive
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Front wheel brake lock, Bleach Tank, CD Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Chevrolet ImpalaBeautiful white Impala SS clone. I have owned the car for two and a half years and had a blast with it. It turns heads everywhere it goes. I purchased it most of the way through a frame off restoration. My son and I finished the job, which included redoing the interior, the white paint and fixing several small issues that show up after a project the size of this one. We also added new rubber throughout the interior. There are none of the rattles and squeaks associated with a car of this age. The car was burgundy when we first acquired it and so some of the pictures will show the car being rebuilt and driven as burgundy. The car has been White for over a year.
The car has a rebuilt 454 installed bored 20 over with less than 500 miles on the rebuild. In addition to work already done to the engine (ported heads etc) We bored the block, added domed pistons, a new cam for take off's, a 750 cfm carb, roller rockers, oil pump, crankshaft and much more tender care. I have bought the car to be a regular play toy, and it has been. But since its not stock, I have not made a production out of keeping records although it will come with many. The transmission is a 5 speed. The fifth gear is an electric overdrive. This allows us to cruise the highways without getting raped at every gas station we pass. The car has a relatively new (about 1 year old) DVD player stereo and a boom box in a box in the trunk. Tunes sound good. It has disk brakes on the front and a special lock set up so that you can easily power stand (or lock the front wheels) while spinning the back ones. It also has a bleach tank installed to make those tire create a very impressive cloud of smoke as the videos will testify to. Speaking of tires, they are all very fresh.
The convertible top was replaced right before I acquired the car and it has been kept under shelter since the purchase. No leaks or tears. The hydraulic system for raising and lower the top has had several parts replaced (including the pump) and it works flawlessly. The front end has been aligned recently and the battery is a few months old now.
I drive the car fairly regular and have taken it several hundred miles without any issues. Its longest trip so far was in excess of 500 miles when we picked it up.
As would be expected with a car this old it has a few issues. None of them are serious and most could be repaired with a little effort. My complains deal with sun visors not staying in position and windows that have issues with the fresh rubber when rolling them up and down in the back.
If the buyer is within a one easy day drive, I would be glad to deliver it (you have to work with my schedule though).
We (my son and I) are selling this because he cannot afford the gas (he is 17 now) and I am looking for a new toy to play with. I would really like this to go to someone that will enjoy it as much as I have. Remember when looking at the pictures, the white exterior is recent the red exteriors are at least one to one and a half years old.
Note the car is too old to carry a title in Alabama. I will be able to provide a bill of sale only. Also there is no way to verify the mileage on the speedometer.
Note 2: I realize I have a lot of parts for the car that I forgot to mention. These include an extra dash, extra Rubber moldings, parts for the hydraulics to the top, and various pieces of trim. I might even have a set of hubcaps. None of this needs to stay in my garage without the car (grin), so it all is included in the sale.
Note 3. I was supposed to attach a few links and have forgotten. These are pictures of the car launching BEFORE the paint was applied. Enjoy!