Talk about an icon! Did we mention one-owner? The last of the rear-wheel-drive Impalas were genuine cult cars the day they hit the showrooms, and today they've achieved what only a select minority of cars can claim: they were NEVER just used cars and have ALWAYS been worth sticker price. The only other car to pull that off recently is the Ford GT supercar and maybe the Enzo Ferrari.
This lovely Dark Cherry one-owner Impala SS is a very nicely preserved specimen that comes from the collection of a passionate owner (don't they all?). Clearly treated to a life of privilege, the sleek 4-door sedan looks every bit as good now as it did more than 15 years ago when it hit the showrooms, and perhaps even better thanks to a decade of hand washing, polishing, buffing, and waxing. The Dark Cherry was one of three colors available in '96, and arguably the most attractive. Everything on this one is neatly preserved and in excellent condition, from the urethane bumpers that show no parking lot dings, to the slick body-colored Impala SS badges that subtly adorn the flanks. This sucker is NICE!
Inside, the Impala got a nice upgrade over the standard Caprice in the form of gray leather buckets and a center console. Apparently, GM was using some high-grade leather back then, because it wears like iron, and in this car, it has been carefully maintained and shows only minor comfort marks on the driver's chair. The Impala came only one way: loaded. A/C, cruise control, power windows and locks, and a powerful stereo were standard equipment, and it all works like new. The original carpets are the only part that might give away the car's age, but they have been protected with a set of custom-embroidered Impala Car Club floor mats. Pop the trunk and you'll find commodious storage that looks factory-fresh, complete with original spare tire and cargo net.
The Imp's real claim to fame was a Corvette-derived LT1 V8, a version of which was also shared with taxi cabs and police cruisers, so it's powerful as well as virtually indestructible. And as a small-block Chevy, it's so easy to modify that finding an all-stock example like this is almost unheard-of. From the air filter to the exhaust system, this Imp is totally original, and that either means it's just waiting for you to get busy with the upgrades or take it to the show and blow them away with its preservation. Either way, the LT1 barks to life easily, idles smoothly, and it pulls like a freight train. The 4-speed automatic is smooth and shows no signs of wear, and the suspension is an ideal combination of ride and handling. Iconic wheels were a big part of the Impala's look, and these wear 255/50/17 Kumho radials.
Properly maintained, with only one owner from new, the last of the rear-wheel-drive American performance sedans has no equal, and like when they were new, this one won't be around for long. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.