Price: US $21,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Impala
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 66579
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 283 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
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1966 Chevrolet Impala

Looking for some Chevy V8 power with a slightly unusual twist? How about this sleek 1966 Impala hardtop, hich offers a 283 cubic inch V8 linked to a 3-speed manual transmission? Still one of the best-looking designs of the mid-60s, he 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 Barrier Blue, hich looks fantastic on the big Impala coupe. Thanks to some pretty serious time and effort, t looks fantastic 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. The original color was code E Danube Blue, o the color change wasn't as big a challenge as you'd think and coverage is uniform thanks to a full disassembly for paint. Coming from North Carolina certainly helps and this 66,579-mile car wears all its original sheetmetal, hich is always reassuring. Reproduction emblems look crisp and sharp against the blue 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, ut the Impala never lost the triple-taillights that were a styling feature from the very beginning.The attractive bench seat interior is almost all new, ncluding seat covers from CARS, long with new carpets and a taut headliner overhead. There's just enough brightwork inside to remind you that this is a high-end Chevy, nd the ornate steering wheel combines popular features from previous years to give it a unique look. The linear instrument panel covers only the basics, ith a wide speedo and a fuel gauge on the end, ith the auxiliary controls in a bright band of trim just underneath. It's always cool to see a clutch pedal in a full-sized luxury car, nd with traditional 3-on-the-tree shifting, his heavy-duty cruiser is a lot lighter on its feet than you'd expect. The factory AM radio remains in the dash, uggesting that the builder had a dedication to getting it right, nd all the weather seals are new so it seals up well and feels like a much younger car. And given all that sheetmetal, t shouldn't be a surprise that the trunk is massive, nd even with a full-sized spare tire, here's room for, ell, ust about everything.The engine is a 283 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8, hich was a step up from the six and delivers the kind of reliable V8 torque that you'd expect. Recently and correctly detailed, t runs smoothly enough to pass muster in this luxury liner and looks ready for show. Chevy Orange paint, correct air cleaner, nd none of the usual modifications are more proof that the restorer cared about getting this one right. Correct GM hoses, lamps, nd belts are the little things that make an engine compartment sparkle, nd a recent tune-up and battery ensure that it continues to run right. The aforementioned 3-speed manual transmission is a rare find in a car like this, nd 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, nd ultra-rare Chevrolet accessory wheel covers add a sporty look, specially when paired with those 7.75-14 redline tires.Documented with the original title, elivery paperwork, rotect-O-Plate and warranty book, nd an accessory brochure, his is a car with no hidden secrets. Call today!