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1966 Chevrolet Impala
Sale price: $11,100.00 make an offer
Car location: Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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For sale is a 1966 Chevy Impala convertible.Financial woes force the sale of my dream car. I purchased it sight unseen at the end 2019 and it's description and condition were misrepresented to me. Below I'll attempt to describe what I know and what I've done. Keep in mind I'm a driver and not a pit crew so I don't know much about auto mechanics or bodies.
The car was born with a 327 V8 paired with a power glide automatic transmission. Now there is a 350 V8 paired with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission.It has power steering and a front disc brake conversion. The after market radiator is an aluminum four core. There are headers and dual exhaust.
The Impala has 27xxx miles that were represented to me as original.It came to me from the Northeastern US but the seller stated it was originally from AZ. For over 50 years it did not have a title and was sold on a bill of sale; therefore there is no way to verify mileage. The NC DMV did an inspection to verify the vehicle was correct, not stolen or any other issues, and now it is titled.
When I first inspected the Impala, I found a lot of paint imperfections and some botched minor body work. That has all been repaired by a professional body shop specializing in collectable vehicles. Now the body is straight,and the paint is very good.
The car came with a new convertible top, but it would not operate under power. I was operating it manually till the convertible top frame separated at a weld. So, I brought it to an interior shop specializing in classics to have the convertible top frame repaired and had all hardware and plumbing replaced. I believe the frame is original but everything else is new in and out. Now the new convertible top operates nicely under power. Included is a red vinyl parade boot but a few of the snaps don't work very well so I never used it.
At first the car left “horsepower sweat” on the floor of mygarage and while driving exhaust gases entered the cabin. I brought it to a mechanic that specializes in classics, it now has all fluid and exhaust leaks repaired.
The wheels use to be a combination of dated aftermarket rims and bald tires. The wheels shown in my pictures are new, purchased from Discount Tire. They have less than 1,000 miles of use.
The battery is also relatively new, purchased from AutoZone 12/21/20.
The glove compartment was locked so I had a local locksmith open it and I replaced the broken latch with a new one. The seats had been re-upholstered, they are plush and very comfortable. The rest of the interioris somewhat worn but presents as mostly original, I think.
The front turn signals and reverse lights should be replaced.They work but aren't in the best shape. I haven't gotten to it, but I believe it should be an easy, inexpensive fix. The sun visors are in good shape but don't hold position, it hasn't been much of a concern to me.
That is all I know about the vehicle. Any other repairs or modifications prior to my ownership I would not have knowledge of. No history or maintenance paperwork was transferred to me, but the new owner can have the paperwork on what I've done. What I do know is that the car starts, runs,drives, stops, and looks great! While cruising the main drag or travelling at highway speeds this car does not disappoint. It would make a great start for a restoration or a resto mod as per my original intentions. Likewise, it could easily be used as a reliable daily driver or a weekend fun ride with a lot of character. Seriously, don't purchase the car if you don't want attention. Everytime I take it out, I get a lot of looks, smiles, waves, thumbs up and comments from folks 8 to 80. I have not driven the car much, less than 1000 miles I assume, I've only filled the gas tank twice, it stays in my garage, I only take it out on occasional fair-weather days.
The 3 shops I have taken it to have all commented that the car is in great shape, one even made me a low-ball offer. Speaking of which,bad examples of 1966 Impala Convertibles sell for $9-$15k, very good examplessell for $40k-$65, so I believe I have priced the car fairly. They don't make 1966 Impala Convertibles anymore and ones in this good of shape are getting harder to find, it took me awhile to find this one, keep that in mind while bidding. I'll try to answer any additional questions to the best of my ability and can take additional pictures if desired.
I have represented the vehicle to best of my knowledge. Sale is final and this 1966 Chevrolet Impala is sold “as is”, no warranty is offered or implied. Shipping will be arranged and paid for by the buyer. The vehicle is in the Southeast coastal area of NC. I would prefer payment by wire transfer but will entertain other legitimate methods. The vehicle and title will be relinquished upon full payment, and I will not finance. Good luck and thanks for viewing.
Here's a walk around video:
I added a close up picture of the underside of the trunk lid. A viewer expressed concern about rust. It is not rusted. It's the combination of the remnants of glue and fabric.
The carpet in the cab and trunk is glued to the body therefore I cannot lift it to take pictures.
I do not have any pictures of the underside of the vehicle and I do not have access to a lift to take any. Sorry, but as stated the mechanic that addressed the fluid leaks stated the car "is in great shape".
I have relisted and have lowered the pricing. Please do not bid or make offers that you cannot make good on. DO NOT WASTE MY TIME AND DISRESPECT GOOD FAITH BIDDERS. Thank you.
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