A real-deal 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 convertible is a wonderful thing. But as you dig deeper, you're going to love the mix of originality (like the numbers-matching big block) and upgrades (like the shining paint) that come together in one irresistible vintage package.
The first thing that stands out on this convertible is the paint. The burgundy is a close cousin to the factory Aztec Bronze. But the real reason for the upgrade is you get a great modern clearcoat luster and a hint of metallic that loves to radiate in the sunlight. So it makes for a stellar sunshine-friendly convertible. The Impala was a premium Chevy, and so it's highlighted by the upper-class lines that have same timeless appeal as a crisp Brooks Brother's shirt. But more than just color and sheetmetal, even the details are correct. The trim is bright and complete as it warps around the body; the GM-branded Rally wheel covers are in place; and the doors hang with the crispness not seen in many convertibles of this era. The wide chrome grille up front is like an extension of the mirror-like bumper. And in the rear, the bumper has a terrific fit as it integrates into the sheetmetal. So the overall effect of this one is a classic that looks smart with its top up or down.
Inside is a classic interior with a ton of vintage appeal. People will love to point out the little things, like how the insignia trim door panels coordinates with the trim on the seats. And the two-tone upholstery coordinates with the colors on the upper and lower dash. This is really a terrific vintage total package that even keeps the AM radio on display and gives you provisions for factory air conditioning. A Super Sport of this era means bucket seats and a center console. So while there's plenty of room in the back for family and friends in the full-size Chevy, you'll always be riding in individual comfort. In fact, the driver gets the best treats as you slip behind the factory wheel with Impala center cap and gaze over the speedometer that's as wide as the horizon. There are sporty details, like your auxiliary gauge package integrated in the console. There's also a ton of comfort as power windows and a power convertible top mean you control the open-air experience right from the driver's seat.
Open the hood to reveal the numbers-matching big block. It has a terrifically stock look with the bright block radiating within the dark engine bay. And even the decals look correct everywhere. But while you'll love the originality, there's also some well-hidden upgrades. Not everyone sees the Holley four-barrel carburetor or the newer dual exhaust. It makes for a strong setup as the V8 fires up easily, inhales deeply, and makes a sweet exhaust tune. The TH400 three-speed transmission is a nice pairing for a stout setup and automatic shifting. This easy cruising package is completed with power steering, power brakes, and a smooth ride you get from a true classic American convertible.
This is the real-deal big block Super Sport convertible that has a ton of appeal. Don't let this deal slip away, call today!