1966 Chevrolet Impala SS
1966 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
In celebration of their 50th year of production, Chevrolet introduced the Impala. Designs were changing, moving away from traditional tail fins being replaced by deep sculpted rear panels, dual headlamps, larger “greenhouse” passenger compartments, and upgrades in suspension and engine options. Interior finishes such as color keyed door panels, and brushed aluminum began at this time as well. Through generations 1 to 3, styling got sleeker, passenger compartments lower, and emphasis was on a look of a car in motion, when it was sitting still.
Flashy muscle cars are fun, and polished customs are nice, but for some folks, there's nothing better than a well-done cruiser. No gimmicks, no frills and no drama; just sun and fun -- LOTS of fun. This exceptionally clean Impala is a classy stunner that has been in the capable hands of 1 owner for all these years. Bought by her father as a gift to her, our consigner dated, got married, raised a family, and all life has to bring, all the while owning this car from its inception. It is the beneficiary of a frame-off restoration, and a reminder of many memories.
Rid of any rust that might have been on this car, it is now long gone, and replaced by straight steel, with great consistent gaps, then a fine coating of Chrysler Black Cherry with a glass-like finish is seen all over this car. A nicely contrasting beige convertible top is in fine working condition. Wonderful script style badging is seen on the front quarters, and on all 4 corners are the correct and essential SS wheel covers. Dual exhaust protrude from the rear of this car, and produce a wonderful sound when the accelerator is pressed in the downward direction.
Two tone Fawn Beige in bucket form, and a rear bench in the same, make up the newly restored original interior. Straight and true GM dash and instrumentation and plentiful use of ribbed aluminum makes up the center console, and it shows a storage glovebox, and the automatic shifter, and another for storage area. Interestingly the interior of the top is dark brown. All this sits behind a new windshield and weatherstripping.
Reworking the original 283ci V8 now bored over .30, and a rebuilt Powerglide 2-speed transmission with a rebuilt torque converter, new clutch, we now have a great working couple, not unlike the owners.
Up on the lift, we gaze upon miles of clean sprayed steel, with virtually no rust. There has been an upgrade to power brakes, a 3-core radiator, electronic ignition, new brake and gas lines, and some new suspension parts for that ultra-smooth big car Chevrolet ride.
You can see the story unfold in a folder full of receipts, a book full of photos, and life full of this Chevy SS for consignment. Turn the key and have your years of enjoyment…why not?
Engine Block ID
GF-283 2bbl V8 195HP
68-Impala SS V8
67-2 Door Convertible
Y-Wilmington, DE Assy Plant
104362-Sequential Unit Number
09E-5th Week September Build Date
ST 66 16867-1966 Chevrolet Impala
SS V8 Convertible
BDY BE 00090-Wilmington, DE Body
PNT V-Cameo Beige
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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.