1968 Chevy Impala Custom Coupe Survivor 53,600 miles 2 owners
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- SubModel: Custom Coupe
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Custom Coupe
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 53,600
- VIN: 164478Y163047
- Color: Butternut Yellow
- Engine size: 307
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Steering
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: AM/FM Radio
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe
1968 Chevy Impala Custom Coupe
1 owner 1968-2013 Documented 51,000 Original Miles (When purchased April 2013)
If you are a collector of survivor cars, you need to give this car a very close look. Pictures do not do this car justice and I invite you to personally inspect with your paint measuring gauge, magnet, whatever you want to use to verify that this car is for real.
There aren't many collectible cars at this price that you can proudly display at ANY car show, local, regional or national. I especially get a kick out of parking next to a $150,000 restored car at a show and having more people talking to me about my Impala than the big block LS6 guy. " I went to the prom in that car" or "my mom and dad had this car "
Chrome and stainless gleams and is impressive for a 50 year old automobile. The Butternut Yellow Lacquer finish has just the right amount of sheen, the kind of presentation that National Corvette Restorers would love to have on their C3s! The vinyl top has solid seams, no rips tears or lifting. The rear window lower corners have the common 1960's leak issue so don't run a hose in the corners. ( For you young guys who don't remember, these windows leaked when new, Camaro, Chevelle, Nova and Impala. So a leaky trunk doesn't mean theres' a lot of rust there, it's a GM defect from new where the body and roof seams meet.) The trunk floor is solid!
The interior is all original down to the date coded carpet. Headliner like new with no rips or tears. Black Madrid grain seat upholstery is also like new. leave the key in the iginition and the original warning buzzer sounds! All gauges* and lights work. Turn the key and 200 HP comes to life! OK, it's not a muscle car but the 307 has plenty of getup and go for cruising.
Check out the picture of the driveshaft, it still has the factory 3 ring markings, Delco Blue Spiral original shocks
I am asking a very fair price
Old Cars Price Guide Condition
I purchased this Impala Custom Coupe at Spring Carlisle 2013 and it currently has 53,600 miles. It features loads of documentation, Protecto Plate, a 307 w/Powerglide, power steering, manual drum brakes ( shoes are like new), tinted glass, windshield washer, Factory AM/FM pushbutton radio ( originally came with AM radio, included, I installed the AM FM and re-coned the speaker) and it's original vinyl top. After removed from 16 year "barn find" storage in 2012, it was buffed & polished. The original owner obviously appreciated the value in keeping a car as original as possible. The Impala was placed in storage from 1997 until the sale of his estate in 2013. This is a solid, low mileage survivor, never undercoated so it shows storage patina on the floors, trunk, lower inner doors and undercarriage. Lower fenders, rockers, lower door seams, all solid, although the lower rear quarters were obviously done before I got it. Refrigerator magnets stick to the lower quarters so that's a good sign. It drives like a totally different car on it's new radial redline tires. Original trunk mat & spare in trunk. The grill and front end chrome trim is almost like new condition. I've enjoyed this 50 year old honey for 5 years. Price Guide and Old Cars Report has this model trending up over the past 2 years.To those that appreciate history and how difficult it is to find one owner examples such as these, you understand the value in finding one of these survivors. It's not a muscle car but since 2013 it's never failed me weather to car show or cruises and always puts a smile on peoples faces when the see it! If you're looking for a reliable cruiser, this is it. The car currently sports it's original 14" wheels & BF Goodrich Silvertown red line radials with rare, original Chevy simulated mag hub caps. *The only thing it needs is a sending unit since the gas gauge doesn't function, the indicator is buried at FULL but with a 25 gallon tank and carefully writing down my mileage it's never been a big issue. I tested the gauge and the needle moved down to empty so it's not the gaug, it's the sending unit. Oil and filter just changed Sept 1. Other work performed since I've owned the car: New master cylinder, new wheel cylinders, all new hoses and belts, cleaned and detailed the engine. More info contact Vinny via ebay message or 856-228-0152 9am-5pm M-F.
This is a 50 year ol, un-restored survivor from the Northeast U.S- Philadelphia, Pa with "patina" (not Arizona or Southern California) that saw very limited everyday use between 1968 & 1978 before becoming the original owners classic car, always garaged.
The car is being sold AS IS-NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.