REAL-DEAL CODE 68 SS, 327 V8, .040 OVERBORE, AUTO, PWR FRONT DISCS, PWR BRAKES!

Price: US $29,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Impala
  • SubModel: SS
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 72,840
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 327 CI
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Chevrolet Impala SS

The Impala meant full-sized comfort in 1966, nd with a smooth-running 327 under the hood, his big ragtop is the ultimate summertime cruiser. Nicely turned out in a classic color combination, his big Imp represents an opportunity for the person who knows a good car when he sees it.First off, his is a real-deal SS, o that's a nice plus right there and gives the car a bit of a pedigree that's very welcome at this price. We've found that the 1966 Impalas have a loyal following and it's often tough to keep them in stock. Maybe it's the clean, hiseled shape that's not over-burdened with trim or the wide variety of engine options, ut you guys love these heavy cruisers. This one isn't a car that has been hammered and slapped together, ut a clean car from a good home, nd today offers straight sheetmetal and a genuine look. Code F Marina Blue was this car's original color, ut you just can't go wrong with bright Bolero Red when you're restoring a high-visibility ragtop and it shows off the creases atop the fenders and the miles-long quarter panels to great effect. The paint was done quite a while ago, o it's not perfect today, ut a few chips and scratches don't really have an effect on the impact this big red convertible makes. Chrome is good, ncluding the bumpers and grille, nd the original Impala and Super Sport script emblems have a very '60s coolness.In a red ragtop, here's nothing more dashing than a bright red interior, specially when it's a pair of buckets flanking a console. As a color-change (original interior was bright blue), ou know that everything was replaced and all the seats seem to be wearing newer seat covers that replicate the original patterns correctly. Bright red carpets, ew door panels, correct dash pad, nd even the steering wheel have all been restored to match the bodywork. The original gauges cover the basics, ut fortunately, ome enterprising soul installed a tachometer very neatly in the far right gauge opening and some small auxiliary gauges at the head of the console. That console is a standard part of the SS package and includes a built-in clock and beautiful T-handle shifter for the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission underneath (this was likely a PowerGlide car when it was built). A later AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been installed in the dash and the white convertible top looks good and offers a glass rear window. The trunk is pretty original and in decent shape, nd includes a full-sized spare tire.A good chunk of change went into the 327 cubic inch V8, nsuring this is a reliable, omfortable cruiser for years to come. The block was bored .040 oversize to make it 336 cubic inches and was filled with forged aluminum pistons in place of the original cast units. The entire assembly was balanced so it's as smooth as you remember and has a strong low-end pull that you need for a big car like this. Up top there's a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, hrome air cleaner with a reproduction decal, nd a matching set of shiny valve covers. The color change was thorough, ith even the engine bay getting a re-spray and with a new master cylinder and brake booster for the front disc brakes, t's an excellent road car. A new Flowmaster dual exhaust system sounds great and it sits on traditional Rally wheels with 215/75/15 whitewall radials.A classic full-sized cruiser with big V8 power, top that goes down and a classic color combination? Yeah, t really is hard to resist. Call today!