1966 Chevrolet Impala SS

Frame Off Restored Impala SS Conv 396/325hp V8 Auto Air Conditioning PS PB
Stock #
135978
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
396 V8
Exterior Color
Regal Red
Interior Color
Ivory & Black
Miles
38

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Why Buy
  • The beneficiary of a comprehensive, frame-off restoration
  • Correct Regal Red paint / Correct White top
  • Factory power steering
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Correct 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
  • Correct Ivory interior
  • Factory 4-wheel power drum brakes
  • Correct GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Factory air conditioning
  • 12-bolt rear axle

SUMMARY

  • The beneficiary of a comprehensive, frame-off restoration
  • Correct 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
  • Correct GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Regal Red paint / Correct White top
  • Correct Ivory interior
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory 4-wheel power drum brakes
  • 12-bolt rear axle
  • 14-inch steel wheels

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 mixes 396 cubic inches of big block power with a 3-speed drivetrain, comprehensive restoration and tasteful aesthetics. And if you’re looking for a cool classic that’s road ready, show-ready and just plain battle-ready, it’s the perfect way to cruise the strip and turn some heads!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a comprehensive, frame-off restoration, this carefully finished convertible was re- premiered in correct Regal Red 2-stage that successfully walks the line between coveted Chevy cruisers and legendary Chevy muscle cars. At the front of its well-maintained panels, a familiar stainless grille hangs a tasteful “Chevrolet IMPALA SS” badge between bright T3 headlights, crisp parking lamps and a mirrored bumper that’s finished with correct guards. Behind that grille, a stainless-trimmed hood flows to factory-tint glass, which rides under stainless wipers, stainless frames and correct vinyl. At the sides of that hood, a ridged profile, founded on thin wheel liners and small rocker guards, centers traditional door handles and a polished bowtie mirror behind black speed spears, stylish cross-flags and flowing “Super Sport” badges. And at the back of that profile, fresh taillights, a modernist Chevrolet crest and black trunk trim split the difference between a correct antenna, a second “Chevrolet IMPALA SS” badge and a second mirrored bumper that’s finished with small reverse lamps.

ENGINE

This stylish Super Sport is motivated by a correct, 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 that, according to the factory, creates a solid 325 horsepower. At the top of that hot mill, a painted, single-snorkel air cleaner funnels oxygen in to a familiar Quadrajet 4-barrel, which feeds through fresh stainless fuel lines. That carb fills a cast iron intake, which is framed by factory Chevy heads and Chevy Orange valve covers. Those heads force spent gases in to correct, cast iron exhaust manifolds which, thanks to 2.5-inch, true-dual pipes, create a deep and sinister roar. That roar is the product of sparks sequenced from a traditional points distributor to fresh Belden plug wires. Those sparks are generated by pliable V-belts, which spin a rebuilt alternator opposite a Frigidaire AC compressor. And this B-Body’s entire engine compartment, from its Chevy Orange block and convincing reproduction battery to its Satin Black fenders and correct Harrison radiator, is decaled, detailed, and ready to roll.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

When the big block jumps to life, it spins torque through a correct, Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, which twists power to a tough 12-bolt axle. That pumpkin pushes a 4-link rear-half, which features Gabriel Red Ryder shocks. Opposite those shocks, a factory front-clip frames factory power steering. At the corners, power-assisted drums provide solid, consistent stops. Aluminized exhaust pipes shuttle spent gases through brash turbo mufflers. And everything rolls on painted steelies, which spin 215/75R14 Cornell whitewalls around ornate Super Sport wheel covers.

INTERIOR

Decked in correct Ivory vinyl, this Impala’s delightfully ‘60s interior is conservative and comforting. Seating is provided by SS-spec buckets, which front a factory-spec bench. At the front of those mitts, a padded dash founds factory telemetry and factory air conditioning over a correct Delco AM/FM radio. At the center of the car, a chrome-trimmed console anchors a polished shifter behind stylish accessory gauges. In front of the driver, a color-keyed steering wheel laps a familiar Impala centerpiece. And power abounds in the cockpit as well, with a power top joining a power driver’s seat and a full suite of power windows.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • A Vintage Owner’s Guide
  • Factory accessory literature

When it comes to style, presence and comfort, nothing beats a topless GM full-size. And thanks to high quality restoration, this clean Chevy wraps a reliable drivetrain in a capable chassis and precise aesthetics. Looking for a standout cruiser that’ll provide years of great memories? Don’t miss the chance to add this sweet Impala to your collection!

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Impala
Secondary Model
SS
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Classic
Mileage
38

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
396 V8
Engine Number
3855961
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
TH400
Transmission Number
CA - 66

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes

Interior

Interior Color
Ivory & Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Regal Red
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Coil Spring
Axle Specification
12 Bolt
Front Wheel Specification
14"
Rear Wheel Specification
14"
Front Tire Specification
215/75R14
Rear Tire Specification
215/75R14
Front Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Turbo Muffler

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Vintage Owner’s Guide. * Factory accessory literature.

Our Service Programs

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