SURPRISINGLY CLEAN SURVIVOR & PERFECT 1970 PERIOD PIECE! SMOOTH RUNNING, COLD AC
Remember when everyone was driving full-sized sedans like this 1970 Chevrolet Impala? Life was good, V8s were in fashion, effortless highway cruising was the norm, and luxury was standard. Journey back with us to those days of your childhood and enjoy the good life at a surprisingly affordable price.
OK, we know a 4-door sedan isn't going to set the world alight with desire, but look carefully at this 29,159 original mile Imp. When was the last time you saw one, let alone one this straight and clean? I mean, nobody stashes these cars away and saves them like this, right? Well, here's one of the nicest we've seen, with super straight bodywork four doors that open and close easily, and a no-frills look that's appealing in today's over-styled age. Champagne Gold shows well here, a throwback to 1970 when golds and greens and oranges were very much in fashion and on the Impala bodywork, it looks right. There's no question about it, this is a big car, but it also looks muscular so it carries the size well, and the bodywork is so straight that you'll do a double take when you see your reflection in the quarter panels. Nice chrome bumpers, a simple grille, and the Impala's traditional triple taillights give this car a familiar look that will bring back great memories.
The gold brocade cloth and vinyl interior is a combination of old and new components, and shows off a lifetime of easy living. Bench seats mean there's room for everyone inside, and the smattering of luxury equipment means that this is a fantastic road trip candidate for those long journeys. The upholstery is in excellent shape with only minor signs of age and activity, the carpets are a little faded but certainly not in need of replacement, and the door panels appear new with original arm rests still in place. Cold factory A/C is a welcome option for those vacation drives and with fingertip control of the steering, this car is an effortless cruiser. A few woodgrained details on the doors and steering wheel remind you that this is Chevy's top-of-the-line, and rear seat occupants are treated to spacious first-class accommodations. A giant trunk looks like it'll help you move your apartment and it includes a correct mat and full-sized spare tire that's never been used.
Chevy's 350 cubic inch V8 is a great choice in the Impala, powerful and torquey, yet much easier on gas than a big block. We believe it is the original, matching-numbers small block which has never been out of the car, and despite a little dirt, it's a great runner. A weekend of cleaning and detailing would pay big dividends here, but it also offers more proof that this is an original car. They didn't try to upgrade it with the usual parts, instead leaving it as the factory intended and once you experience it, you won't wonder why. It's so smooth you can barely feel it running and the TH350 3-speed automatic shifts almost imperceptibly in true luxury car fashion. You've probably forgotten the incomparable ride of these '70s sedans, but you'll be delighted by the hovercraft-like sensation and the gentle burble from the single exhaust pipe. It's solid underneath, albeit not restored, and still rides on original wheels with hubcaps and newer 215/75/15 whitewall radials that give it the right look.
Complete with the original Protect-O-Plate, owner's manual, and maintenance records, this big cruiser is one of the nicest of the breed we've ever seen. Don't dismiss four doors until you've experienced the whole package. Call today!
Defrost, Numbers Matching, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear
Maintenance Records, Original Warranty Card, Owner's Manual
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- Champagne Gold
- Body Style
- 29,156 (Actual)
- Fort Worth
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Vinyl & Cloth
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months