This 1970 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe is one of the most interesting mixes of survivor and upgrades you're going to find. It has cool original pieces, like the V8 and paint. And that's joined by modern pieces, like the wheels, thumpin' stereo, and cold A/C. It makes for a total package that is both affordable and distinctly attractive.
The 1970s were all about earthtones, so this Green Mist paint with well-kept green vinyl roof is a great way to represent the era. And more than just the right colors, this package shows all signs of being all original. The paint is far from perfect, but that's not what you want in a survivor. After all, there are a lot of us who marvel at a look that proudly shows decades of history. So while the price leaves room in the budget for a respray, a car is only original once. The full-length trim and overall panel quality shows off a car that has been treated with respect. But that's not the only impression you get. There has also been an investment in upgrades. The bumper has extra shine to go with the half-moon headlights. And the 20-inch Coys alloys are a true modern way to roll.
There's even more cool green inside. It's a factory-correct color package that keeps its originality in plenty of places, including the premium wood-like trim on the dash. But just like the exterior, there has also been a nice investment in upgrades. Some areas are subtle, like the newer carpeting and upholstery that keep a stock look. Of course, that artful steering wheel on the tilt column is an obvious and cool upgrade. Also, you could never get a cup holder center console like this in the '70s. This also houses the AM/FM/XM touchscreen head unit with modern Bluetooth. It's also your gateway to the full custom stereo with a custom JL Audio subwoofer enclosure in the trunk. The air conditioning is now blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant. So feel free to roll down all the windows and crank up the music, even in the summertime.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8. It has the right original style everywhere you look, from the Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor to the bold orange block radiating within the dark engine bay. But once again, there are also the right upgrades in this package, including an HEI ignition and a newer Flowmaster dual exhaust. So it starts easily, runs nicely, and makes a subtly sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. There are nice driving features, like power steering, power brakes w/discs in front, and the numbers-matching three-speed automatic transmission. Plus, you have lowering springs and the extra grip of modern ZR-rated tires.
Complete with owner's manual, this has been given a mix of proper preservation and the right investments to be one of the most interesting hardtops around. So if you want to cruise something quite distinctive, and for an affordable price, call today!