GREAT CRUISING CONVERTIBLE IMP! 400 V8, 700R4 TRANS, A/C, PS/B W/ FR DISC, COOL!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 2,083
- VIN: 164678C102662
- Color: Tan
- Engine size: 400 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Gold
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
Well-equipped and looking great in its original color, this 1968 Chevrolet Impala convertible will certainly attract some attention while out on the road. It greets its next lucky owner with maintenance records in tow to testify as to the care it's received, and an owner's manual will be sitting in the glove box to provide some genuine time capsule-like nostalgia.
This classic Chevy cuts a great appearance - it shows some obvious modification that makes it stand out in any crowd but stops far short of messing with its heralded identity. We do want an Impala to look like an Impala after all. It carries its original Palomino Ivory shade accented with understatedly tasteful pinstriping as well and has a lowered stance that adds to its custom look without detracting from its streetability. As a member of the fourth generation of its model, this '68 is part of a class that rolled out to what were then record setting sales figures, yet there aren't all that many Impalas left on the road -fewer still that represent like this one does. The removal of nearly all of its badging gives it additional aftermarket cache and the chrome that's been left in place on its front and rear bumpers, grille and wheel well trim is in good condition. Your first inclination is likely to picture yourself behind the wheel with nothing but blue skies above you, but should those skies turn gray, the power black vinyl top looks great, raising into place for protection without any fuss and sporting a nice clear plastic rear window.
Open one of the generously proportioned doors to look inside, and you'll see a uniquely appealing interior. Refurbished to its original specifications, it even carries the gold color it began with. You'll see a lot of evidence of its detailed restoration - from the well-padded and comfortable seating that's comprised of buckets up front and a bench seat in back, to the contrasting and clean looking black dash area featuring an assortment of original gauges that read easily through clear lenses and are assisted by a trio of aftermarket gauges skillfully recessed just below, as well as a SunPro tach mounted on the steering column. A retro-styled AM/FM radio stands by to attend to your listening needs, while the underdash Vintage Air climate control system - a great and often overlooked feature in a convertible - stands by to keep you and your passengers comfortable while on the road. Combine this drop top's generous size with its roomy trunk area and you have a timeless cruiser that's well suited for group outings, as there's plenty of leg and shoulder room inside and certainly no shortage of luggage space in back.
A tidy engine bay sits underneath the hood, with a 400-cubic inch V8 crowned with a 4-barrel carb residing front and center. It runs with a smoothness that lets you know right away it's up to the task of taking you where you want to go, and it's paired with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission to provide a versatile drivetrain that offers good acceleration and an overdrive gear for engine-sparing RPMs at highway speeds. As this classic features both power steering and power brakes, as well as upgraded control arms for a quiet ride and good steering response, getting to your future destinations will be a effortless affair. This low-slung Chevy classic rides on a set of 15" stock wheels that are outfitted with BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Offering great looks and running condition to go along with its promise of smile-inducing open air motoring, this 1968 Chevrolet Impala convertible is a must-see! Call today!