REAL DEAL SS CONVERTIBLE, CORRECT 327CI MOTOR, SEERING RED PAINT, FACTORY A/C
Despite being one of Chevy's perennial best-sellers, we don't see many cars like this 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible. Maybe survival rates are low but we suspect that the guys who own these cars love them so much they just don't want to let them go. And with this car's strong-running 327, handsome good looks, and a top that goes down, it's easy to understand why they're so beloved.
There's nothing that says summertime better than a big, red convertible, and this handsome Imp wears the vivid paint better than most. Originally Marina Blue, it was repainted a few years ago and the workmanship is quite good throughout, with no signs of the original color, even in the tough spots like the trunk and door jambs. All the bodywork is in great shape, with those creases looking sharp enough to give you a paper cut and good gaps that suggest this convertible has led an easy life. Paint with a deep shine accentuates the car's handsome good looks and this is a real SS, so the badges on the grille and deck lid are legit. It continues the Impala's three-element taillight with a stylized version of the look and all the chrome and stainless trim sparkles against the bright red paint. It's hard to not get attention in this car.
The code 895 white bucket seat interior is correct for this car and as an SS, the buckets and console were standard equipment. The combination of the white seats and black carpets and dash makes for a classic look that's easy on the eyes and from the looks of it, almost everything inside has been restored or replaced quite recently. The seat covers are in excellent condition with few signs of use and no UV damage, the dash pad hasn't been dried out by the sun, and the back seat looks hardly used. The gauges are probably original and still look great, but since they only cover the basics, a full set of auxiliary dials with a vintage Stewart-Warner look were installed under the dash. The steering wheel offers a leather wrap and a "suicide" knob and yes, this car does have factory A/C, a nice find on a ragtop of any kind from this period. You also get an AM/FM radio, a nice white power convertible top with matching boot, and a cavernous trunk that's neatly finished with a set of carpets, correct mat, and a spare tire with its own cover.
We have every reason to believe the 327 cubic inch V8 under the hood is this car's original 275 horsepower engine, as it wears a proper date code and specs out properly. It's been dressed up with finned valve covers, an aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold and matching 4-barrel carburetor, as well as a chrome air cleaner with reproduction decals, so it looks period correct. Chevy Orange paint pops against the satin black engine bay and there's nothing like a small block Chevy V8 for smooth torque production, even in a big ragtop like this. The 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission is unobtrusive and works well, and the original 10-bolt rear end seems to have some relatively tall gears in it, so this cruiser just loafs along on the highway. Hooker long-tube headers build torque and feed a burbling dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers and there are KYB shocks handling the suspension. Factory Rally wheels with big 235/70/15 white-letter radials give it a sporty look without upsetting the luxury car ride.
A big, handsome convertible with V8 power, A/C, and no stories, all at a bargain price. Pretty hard to go wrong with that. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
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