1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
In retrospect, it wasn't a good idea. It was brilliant. A stroke of genius. Looking back it's amazing the 1990's Impala SS ever happened. In the early 1990s, family-sized rear-wheel drive muscle was dead at GM. The Monte Carlo SS and Buick Grand National were long gone and families didn't fit in a Camaro or Corvette. Then in 1992, Jim Perkins, a car-guy and the man in charge of Chevrolet, asked Jon Moss to make a hot rod out of the homely and slow-selling Caprice, a full size rear-wheel drive sedan bought by taxi companies, police, and women over the age of 90. Moss was the engineer in charge of GM's Special Vehicle group, or as some called it, “The Toy Box”. His team built the cool stuff. The What Ifs. Prototypes like big-block Camaros and other one-offs to excite the media and the enthusiast public. His skunkworks finished the Impala SS Concept just in time for the 1992 SEMA Show. Moss' team took a black Caprice with the 9C1 Police Package, added five-spoke wheels, dropped in the LT1 V8 from the Corvette, dressed it with Impala SS badges (a legendary name GM hadn't used since 1969), and created an instant classic.
An instant classic… just add gas, and we have a 2 owner 1996 Chevrolet Impala with 350 cubes of LT1 power under the hood, 17 inch snazzy mag wheels, Borla stainless steel exhaust, 4 doors to keep it all unassuming, and an aero design creates this suburban piece of go go driveway candy. No wonder law enforcement ordered these by the ton! Here comes the Popo...YIKES!
All rounded off and aero looking and all bathed in Dark Green Gray Metallic. A 4 door sedan with a kick, for the family who looks to travel in comfort, style and above all… speed. Beautiful prancing Impala badging throughout and a silver bowtie upfront all paint and trimmings are in fine condition with well minded gaps and all original low mileage paint. On top of the hood is a rear facing scoop to help with the inhaling of the performance 350ci LT1. Add on some cool pinstripe three tone aqua, purple and orange pinstripe graphics, tinted glass, and we give you THE first place winner Impala Class GM Carlisle from just last month, (June 2021). Impressive.
If you have a penchant for things from a factory, then this car is worth a serious look. Gray leather in clean condition abounds on this interior. These are matched in back with a long bench. Original dash of course is in front showing a simple and nice gauge cluster and central black panel which houses the temp dials and digital readout AM/FM/cassette. Slightly smudged but very nicely preserved light gray carpet below, and a perfect headliner in gray is floating above.
The garage within which this car was stored was climate controlled as the engine and bay are showing slight corrosion and nary any signs of ever being even remotely wet. Plastic is shiny, metal bolt ons are clean and corrosion free, and even the exhaust manifolds are still shiny. A detuned Corvette 350ci LT1 V8 with EFI resides under the hood and on the back is a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission. A 10-bolt 3.08 posi rear axle puts power to the road. Add some hi test go juice and you are down the road further than you ever thought.
Mostly LIKE NEW! Very slight surface rust but all wonderfully clean floor pans and suspension parts. Power disc ABS brakes, full coil suspension, stainless Borla exhaust, performance all the way.
A slip inside the gray leather and after a quick fire up, this car exhibited rocket-like acceleration, great handling and can cruise at high speeds all day without even breaking a sweat. It has a new A/C compressor and A/C lines and blows nice and cold. Great to have with this HOT car.
A real cruiser and eye catcher, and a fav of the police. I still hit the brakes when I see one of these coming. It's just a habit, that and I'm usually at least 10mph over! An award winner multiple times at Maple Grove Shows and of course the aforementioned 2021 Carlisle Winner. Culture and class all the way, with a wolf under the hood for performance.
5-4 Door Sedan
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P-350ci V8 LT1 260hp
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
118202-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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