SMOOTH RUNNING & CLEAN IMPALA! CORRECT COLOR COMBO, A/C, POWER BRKS & STEERING
It shouldn't be news to anyone that big Impalas like this 1968 hardtop are being snatched up by collectors as quickly as we can find them. V8 power, full-sized comfort, lots of options, and a beautiful, almost artistic look and you have one of the sleeper hits of the last few years. This one is a good, clean car in a great color that will be fun to drive and will undoubtedly attract a lot of attention at shows.
Code C is simple Ermine White, but on something as big and dramatic as this Impala, it makes one heck of a statement. The swoopy styling of the fastback Imps lends itself to bright colors and nobody's going to miss this heavy cruiser. There's no vinyl top like so many of its siblings, so it has a clean, uncluttered look that's accentuated by the single strip of trim running the entire length of the bodywork. It certainly looks sharp and crisp, particularly the arches over the rear quarters, suggesting that it was a clean car to start with, since this stuff isn't available from the aftermarket. No, it's not flashy, but this car has presence and with the wide variety of engine options available in these cars, it's always wise to treat them with respect, no matter what the color. There are still six taillights set into the bright chrome bumper out back, reminding you that this is Chevy's top-of-the-line machine. And while most of the trim is original, it remains bright and shiny and it's obvious that a lot of extra time went into making everything fit together just right.
White-on-white is one heck of an unusual combination (I bet the number built is double-digits at best) and that's how this one was delivered from the factory. The pearly white upholstery is a mix of original and replacement pieces, and it has survived the intervening decades in very good shape with just minor fading but no rips or tears in the seat materials and new carpets that look great. There's room for six in the big Imp, so if you're looking to go cruising with a full crew, this is the car to take. The instrument panel puts everything in front of the driver, with the wide speedometer dominating the view. Up top, the vinyl dash pad hasn't been cooked by the sun, and with ice cold factory A/C, this one is ready for a road trip. The original AM radio is still there, but in a car built to drive, an upgrade would be welcome. And, of course, you get a massive trunk with full-sized spare, another clue that this car was built for the road.
The engine looks like it might be original, but it's actually a 1970s vintage 350 cubic inch V8, which makes the Impala a much better performer than the original 327. It looks pretty correct, what with the factory-style 327 decals still in place, and it's obvious that someone has taken great care of it, because it's tidy overall and there are plenty of signs of proper maintenance. Chevy Orange paint, a correct air cleaner up top, and even the right decals on the valve covers all make it look right, so nobody but you will know about the extra cubes living inside. It starts easily and runs smoothly, as you'd expect, and with the 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes, anyone can get behind the wheel and have some fun. The exhaust system was recently upgraded to a dual setup, and it gives the car a great small-block note. Stock wheels with wire spoke wheels look right and carry big 215/75/14 whitewall radials.
These cars are not going to stay under the radar for much longer, and we can't seem to keep them in stock. Don't miss another opportunity and call us today!
- AM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Maintenance Records
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Ermine White
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Drum
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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