AFFORDABLE CONVERTABLE, 327 V8, AUTO, FACTORY A/C, WHEELS, CLEAN FUN!!
Camaros are OK for most guys, but if you like a bit of stretch-out room in your cruiser, this 1966 Chevrolet Impala convertible offers a lot of sheetmetal for not a lot of cash. It's got the right colors, a great-running small block, and a few custom touches that give it a very appealing look.
That's a lot of red bodywork and this car looks great cruising down the road. It isn't a trailer queen or anything like that, because that's no fun, but it has the right look. Code 2 Regal Red is this car's original color, so you know the guy who drove it off the lot back in 1966 wasn't interested in keeping a low profile, and that's still the case today: drive this car and you're going to get noticed. Panel fit is good overall and with a new quarter panel on the driver's side, the car looks very straight, an especially critical detail on a car this long with that straight side trim. The red paint shines up nicely and works rather well on this full-sized ragtop, which doesn't really care about subtlety anyway. Most of the chrome appears to be original and looks great against the bright paint, giving the car a finished look that will make folks believe it cost far more than it does.
Bucket seats in an Impala are somewhat of a rarity, but in a convertible it's exactly the right choice. The upholstery on the seats shows so good that it must be reproduction, and perhaps the door panels and carpets as well, but there's plenty of originality also. The gauges appear original but show crisp markings, and the bright trim along the lower edge of the dash shines up well. This is a factory air-conditioned car (yes in a convertible), which is nice and the system is complete but perhaps needing a recharge. There's also an AM/FM radio in the dash, replacing the original and offering a bit more variety for your cruising entertainment. The thick steering wheel almost looks like it could have come in the car when it was new, and if you don't like it, the original wheel is included so you can switch it back. The black convertible top looks almost new, and includes a glass rear window which is a nice feature in any ragtop. Finally, the massive trunk is outfitted with a full-sized spare and jack assembly, just in case.
The tidy 327 cubic inch V8 under the hood not only looks great, but runs superbly, as you'd expect from the famous small block. Bright Chevy Orange paint works with chrome valve covers, and an open element air cleaner to give it a sporty look that's just right for this big luxury cruiser. Upgrades like the Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor add horsepower. Original-style ram's horn exhaust manifolds feed an aggressive-sounding dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers, and the contrast between the full-sized bodywork and an awesome exhaust note is a lot of fun. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end ensure reliability, and with soft coil springs and a long wheelbase, the ride is impeccable with those big 17-inch American Racing wheels and staggered 205/60/16 front and 245/45/17 rear tires.
This is a lot of V8-powered convertible fun for the money and while it's not perfect, it's exactly what you need to stand out in a crowd of Chevelles and Camaros. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- iPod Compatible
- Power Brakes
- Power Convertible Top
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- 10 Bolt
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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