1968 Chevrolet Impala


CLASSICAL GAS ENTERPRISES
Arlington, TX 76017
United States

1968 Chevrolet Impala
Price
$38,500
Condition
Mileage
39,600
Stock Number
2358
VIN Number
164678J242844
Exterior Color
Green
Interior Color
Black
Category  Classic Cars

Description
1968 Chevrolet Impala - SS Convertible

The Chevrolet Impala was introduced in the late 50's and became their most popular flagship passenger vehicle joining the ranks among the best selling American-made cars in the US. The name took inspiration from the graceful antelope from the African plains which was also used as the cars logo. It first premiered at the 1956 GM Motorama show and took features from the Corvette but incorporated them into a larger design. This was a smart plan .....
because while families certainly would admire the Corvette they were by no means a family car with only 2 seats. The Impala came to the rescue as they now had a passenger vehicle that didn't sacrifice style. Overall designs for the Impala rapidly changed as they moved into the 60's with some generations only lasting 1 short year before they were redesigned again. This 1968 belongs to the 4th generation which set an all time industry annual sell record when more than 1 million units were sold in their introductory year, 1965. They now used a "X" full width perimeter frame, a sharper angled windshield, reshaped vent windows and a redesigned full coil suspension. That being said they did still retain some of the iconic Impala stylings like the dual double headlights and triple taillights which had a horseshoe design exclusive to '68.

This car is a true SS convertible and received a full frame-off restoration in 2014 by the previous owner. Since then it has been driven approximately 20,000 miles and has been well cared for. It is painted in its correct Grecian Green that pairs perfectly with the Black power convertible top that raises/lowers with ease. From the grill to the bumpers and trim all of the chrome work is in excellent shape with a beautiful shine. It wears all of its correct Super Sport badges that are in great shape as well. The glass is all good throughout with no cracks or issues. The car has a great stance and rides on a set of 16 inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with new BF Goodrich Advantage T/A Sport tires. It also includes a matching full size spare.

Under the hood is the car is powered by a freshly rebuilt 350 V8 motor. It runs great and has approximately 3,000 miles on it since being redone so should be rock solid for many more miles to come. It is dressed up with chrome valve covers and a 327 Turbo-Fire chrome circle air cleaner. It doesn't smoke and sounds great while not being over bearing with a modest dual exhaust system. From the motor, power is sent through the original Hydramatic 400 transmission to the 10 bolt rear end to get those tires spinning. It has power brakes with discs up front as well as power steering so it is a very comfortable cruiser.

The interior has been kept mostly stock and is done in all Black to match the top. It has its original center console that features the horseshoe style shifter and some storage space. The dual front bucket seats and rear bench are nicely upholstered and in good condition. That dash has all of its stock features and all of the gauges work except for the temp gauge so a second temp gauge is mounted under the dash. The trunk of the car has plenty of extra storage space for your car show gear and is where you will find the spare.

In addition to getting a an awesome classic convertible the car comes with a high quality waterproof and sunproof car cover. This Impala SS is ready for a new home and is sure to bring you many years of enjoyment. It starts up well, runs strong, and gets looks wherever it goes.

It could be yours for $38,500.00!

This vehicle is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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