1970 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and since 2000 onwards. The Impala was Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 and had become the best-selling automobile in the United States.
Offered for consignment this 2 owner Impala was purchased from a dealership new in 1970. The first owner continued to have the car serviced by the same mechanic, at the same dealership for as long as they owned the car. When it came time to sell, the original owner wanted the mechanic who worked on the car for all the years, to own the car, so said mechanic purchased it from the original owner. This car has been continually owned by this mechanic since this time, and is now offered here at Classic Auto Mall
A repaint of Daytona Yellow to match the original has been applied. Otherwise the car presents original, with working and very clean black canvas top, electrically operated, as well as original chrome and badging. True to 1970's design change, 3 vertical tail lights are imbedded into the rear bumper. Wrap around bumpers are seen on the front. Flipping the trunk lid we behold a very clean lined trunk with a spare and jack as it came from the dealership.
Front split bench vinyl seats, as well as a rear bench are in excellent original condition, and sport medium saddle coloring as per the build plate code. Gold carpeting in nice condition flood the floor. Matching tufted and buttoned door panels in medium saddle adorn both sides, and a dark brown color wraps the dash. The instrument panel sits in front of the iconic Chevrolet steering wheel, with odometer showing 88,000 miles as consigner stated. Being only the second owner of this car, and working on it since it left the dealership, one would be inclined to say these are actual miles. A AM/FM radio, power steering, and power brakes, as well as a tilt steering wheel have been added as dealer options.
The original 454ci V8 with a single 4-barrel carburetor atop, is nestled into the engine bay. A THM400 transmission is attached to the rear of this original power plant, and shifts smoothly, and efficiently. An underside visual scan of the car reveals nothing remarkable, and shows typical of a garaged, well maintained classic vehicle.
A truly original car owned by just 2 people since its drive away from the dealership. Some new paint, and a well-maintained life within a garage, this car presents very nicely. The matching medium saddle convertible cover is in good condition, although is a bit stiff from age. Best of all it is a convertible, so you can enjoy the great outdoors while taking in a lazy Sunday drive.