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1966 Chevrolet Impala Ss 396 Big Block 4-speed. on 2040-cars

Year:1966 Mileage:99999
Location:

Spencer, Massachusetts, United States

Spencer, Massachusetts, United States

Up for sale is a very nice turn key 1966 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport. 

Based on the research I have done this is a true V-8 S.S. car... but as far as I can tell there is no way of knowing what size V-8 or transmission this car was born with. I am by NO means an expert at decoding the trim tag however... I can send pictures of the trim tag/vin tag if you contact me.

The motor is a 396 (based on the #'s on the back of the block) but is the original engine or size V-8 is anyone's guess... The car is very solid and appears to have has extensive body work done to it over the years by a previous owner(s). There is no rust or rot. I did the "state of the art" refrigerator magnet test and it sticks everywhere I tried it...including rockers,rear quarters etc. Is there any plastic in the car? I am sure there is SOME...every restored car has SOME but I see NO evidence that it is a "Bondo buggy". 

The floors, trunk and body are solid and very straight. It has very nice bright red paint that shines like it was just painted (but wasn't) and there are no major flaws that I could find. The chrome on the bumpers is decent but not perfect. It drives and runs very well and rolls on 14" white letter radial tires.

The interior is in very good condition, but the rear seat does have one tear on the top of it (about 2 or 3 inches long and probably could be repaired, see photos). Also above the radio there was apparently something screwed to the top of the dash and pushed the vinyl down a bit (I believe it was a clock, which is no longer there).

The dash contains a functional factory tachometer, (I assume someone added this because the car doesn't have the other gauges that would go on top of the console).  There is a Pioneer CD player with speakers in the rear deck. Under the dash is a set of Auto Meter mechanical water temp, oil pressure and volt gauges.

Everything works as it should including the heat, wipers, speedometer, fuel gauge, dome lights etc. The console is in good condition and all the SS badges are intact as well. The carpet is nice and other than a few minor touch up type things that a new owner (if you are anything like me) would love to do to "bond" with his new toy. Again it is very presentable as it is...

The motor runs fine and has an Edlebrock intake and carb (with electric choke) and an HEI distributer (a very reliable and simple combo) and oem exhaust manifolds so no ground clearance issues either. As far as the motor goes, any internal specs we are unsure but it idles like it is basically stock. The car more than "gets out of it's own way..." as it sits.

The Muncie 4 speed (not sure which one, feels like a wide ratio unit) has had a recent freshening and has a new clutch/flywheel.

The motor sounds like a big block should with a true dual exhaust with Dynomax turbo mufflers but is not overly loud. We added a Classic Performance Products power steering kit (about $500) to make it more enjoyable to drive. The brakes are the oem manual drums and stop fine. The front end and suspension are tight with recent tie-rods shocks etc..

The motor compartment is in good shape and is more than presentable as it sits but (as I stated above) it could stand some "bonding time" (touch up work if you are real picky, like me) but I have seen plenty of cars that are MUCH WORSE than this car pull in at a cruise night and then see the proud owner stand next to it with a big smile on his face... There are no plates of "spaghetti" (wiring messes) under the hood either. The undercarage is clean but the motor could use new paint on the oil pan. Many of the things I have pointed out MOST people would never notice. The owner gets compliments everywhere he goes with it.

Overall there are no major or even minor leaks that I am aware of.  It does not leave any puddles on the garage floor.

This is a completely presentable driver/cruise night car that most people would be more than proud to own. But you have to remember this car is 48 years old...

If I didn't have my Camaro...(If you are curious about me -click this: About demoderbydave I would buy it. It is a real fun car to drive. 

It does everything it is supposed to do and you can simply register/insure it and go have fun!  And unless you are the Octomom or that Kate on TV with 8 kids the whole family can ride along as well!

Is it a 100 point show car/Barrett Jackson car? I would say no but it isn't that kind of money either. I know plenty of people who have spent WAY more than this for something nowhere near this nice.

Serious inquires call me at 508-335-0346, My name is Dave. 

You are more than welcome to come check it out prior to making an offer.  The current owner bought this car about 4 years ago and most of the work was done prior to him buying it.

The car is located in central Massachussets and is for sale locally as well. I am listing/hosting this for a eBay illiterate friend (but is a very nice guy...)who unfortunately has some medical issues and won't be able to enjoy it anymore. This isn't a fire sale but he does want to sell it. The owner has MUCH more invested than he expects to get back out of it.

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