1966 Chevrolet Impala Impala SS Big Block
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|Engine:||396ci (engine code VR 325|
|Trim:||Impala SS Big Block|
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1966 Chevrolet Impala Impala SS Big Block for sale
Time capsule SS with original paint and original interior
Sold new at Manning - McComb Chevrolet in Peoria Illinois on 2/26/1966
Grandma #1 Helen owned the SS for 33 years and sold the car to Grandma #2 Patricia in 1999 (17 years)
Factory-correct Lemonwood Yellow (paint code Y) exterior with full black vinyl roof and black vinyl interior (trim code 813)
Genuine Impala Super Sport
25. 72 miles. previous owner states as actual with supporting documentation
Original Protect-O-Plate for this Impala
Numbers matching factory original 396ci (engine code VR 325HP)
Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission with a 2. 73 rear
Power steering. power-assisted brakes
Factory-correct "Strato" front bucket seats with center console and floor shifter
All four T3 original headlights
Period correct Goodyear Polyglas radials
We are very proud to offer a very well preserved time capsule from the 1960's American muscle car era. This time. it's a 1966 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Coupe (body code 16837) or as we like to refer to it around here as "Grandma's Big Block" at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. In late 1965 Helen Mulvaney from Peoria Illinois walked into Manning - McComb Chevrolet in downtown Peoria and placed an order for a 1966 Impala Super Sport coupe and not just any SS coupe. she had a particular list on how she wanted her Impala. It had to be Super Sport Coupe with the big block 396ci and it HAD to have the Rochester carburetor as she strongly insisted (sounds like Grandma knew her carbs). She finished her custom ordered SS with Lemonwood Yellow exterior with the black vinyl top. black vinyl SS interior and matched the 396 with a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic with a 2. 73 rear end ratio. Of course she also had to have power steering and power brakes in the mix because this is grandma we are talking about!
Helen enjoyed her Impala SS for many years to come and by 1983 her health kept her from driving it as often so she stored the SS away in the garage for the next 18 years. The current mileage was at 16. 19 miles when the car was taken out of storage in 1997 and then the car was driven for a couple more years by Helen. then put up for sale in 1999 with the current mileage of 19. 16 miles. In December of 1999 Patricia from St. Louis Missouri saw the for sale ad in the St. Louis Post Dispatch (snippet included) for the Impala and on December 27th she purchased the Impala from Helen. She noted to us how impressed she was at the excellent original condition of the Impala when she first saw it in 1999. she promised herself that she would take great care of the Impala and only put on an extra 6. 00 careful miles from 1999 to 2016 and always kept it inside her garage.
This Impala SS was produced at GM's Janesville. Wisconsin (VIN code J) factory and its still overal original Lemonwood Yellow (paint code Y) paint and trim are in very good overall condition. For being 51 year old original paint there are a few blemishes in the paint at the top of the driver's side rear fender and others visible only upon close inspection. The car's lights are in very good order and still retain all four original T3 headlights. This Impala SS rolls on period correct Goodyear Polyglas radials. size 215/75R14. with its original factory wheel covers. The car's body panels are solid and straight and the full. the original black vinyl roof is a similar state to the rest of the car's body and looks great. The engine bay is in good condition. the battery appears new and the original chromed bumpers are in very good order overall with just small surface blemishes evident.
Inside. the fully original black vinyl interior greets you after opening the doors. with the “Strato-bucket” front seats beckoning you to take a seat. These seats have thinner and higher seat backs and flank a center console. The seats are in very good condition for being all original. the matching carpet is in good order and the matching headliner is in great overall shape. considering the car's age. The instrument panel. with its strip speedometer and minimal gauges. is in fine shape. as is the original two-spoke steering wheel. The matching door panels are in very good order. as are the mirrors. center console and shifter. Rounding out the interior is a factory AM radio. The overall original but excellent interior really tells you the story on how well this Impala was cared for by its two previous owners.
Under the hood is the factory correct numbers matching 396 (#6J209062) big block V8 and a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission with a 2. 73 rear end ratio. The Impala is also equipped with power steering and power brakes.
Documentation included with this Impala are the original 1966 Chevrolet Owners Guide. original owner protection plan book included with the original Protect-O-Plate for this Impala. copy of the original 1966 Illinois title. 1966 Illinois registration card. original Chevrolet Accessories book. for sale ad newspaper snippet from the late 90's and the original plastic delivery pouch.
Redesigned in 1965. the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than one million units in the U. S. All new then. full-size Chevrolets eschewed the "X" frame for a full-width perimeter frame. a new body which featured curved. frameless side glass (for pillarless models). sharper angled windshield with newly reshaped vent windows and redesigned full-coil suspension.
A new three-range Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was optional for the 396 CID V-8. Other later-built cars had the 396 as the big-block option. The Impala would be the #2-selling convertible in the U. S. in 1966. with 38. 00 sold.
The 1966 Impala SS was facelifted with a revised grille and new rectangular taillights that replaced the triple round units. A chrome beltline strip shared with regular Impalas was added in response to customer requests. Inside were new "Strato-bucket" front seats with thinner and higher seat backs. and a center console with an optional gauge package available.
Competition to this Chevrolet in 1966 included Dodge's Coronet 440 two-door hardtop and Ford's Galaxie 500 two-door hardtop.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 25. 72 miles and believed to be actual by supporting documentation. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS. AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths. styles. tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS. AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all classic and exotic vehicles. the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica: History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping General Terms
The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "46128" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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