Looking for a true muscle car icon in such top-notch condition that it needs nothing but a turn of the ignition key to get the admiring nods and good times on the asphalt started? Check out this 1966 Chevrolet Impala. This is a truly outstanding classic - it's wearing its original colors both inside and out, with everything in stellar form, and offers plenty of big block power fed by an upgraded carburetion system.
That Regal Red color draped over the exterior may look like the results of some aftermarket customization, but it in fact represents the very shade this Chevy wore as it emerged from the assembly line more than a half century ago. You can tell right off that the paint was applied at the hands of a pro - it's a got a great shine and carries no distracting flaws - a simple detailing session will elevate it to undisputed show quality. The curb appeal it provides is amped up even more with some nice finishing work - check out those color matched perimeters surrounding the chrome centers on the wheels. From front to back, the chrome fitting, badging and body trim on this classic are in top form - Chevy introduced their new generation of the model to unparalleled success just a year before this '66 debuted and this specimen, still displaying an authentic factory-looking appearance, is a sterling representative in all respects.
As a thorough restoration brought the exterior up to optimum form, the interior was redone at the same time, so you'll be surrounded by a sharp vintage driving environment as you climb in. There are new black vinyl covers over the front buckets and rear bench seat to recreate their original factory appearance and the carpet below them appears fresh. Farther forward, the fully functional factory gauges in the dash are joined by a pair of aftermarket displays just below to keep tabs on oil pressure and operating temperature and a clean expanse of chrome trim runs the width of the cabin. An added AM/FM/CD stereo offers increased audio capacity by virtue of the multi-CD changer in the trunk and is easily navigated by controls mounted on shifter. Raise the deck lid and you'll see that inner fenders of the spacious trunk area are solid and a full-size spare sits inside.
Abundant power comes from the 396 cubic inch V8 at the center of a very clean and well-detailed engine bay. Dressed in fresh paint over its block and valve covers, the big block is fed by a pair of Carter 4-barrel carbs perched on its aluminum intake manifold - malnutrition will never be an issue here. Bored .040 for even more displacement, its output is further increased by solid lifters, roller rockers and a comp cam. An MSD ignition system joins the other top tier components to provide maximum spark as the engine pairs with a 3-speed automatic TH400 transmission benefitting from an added shift kit and the drivetrain is completed by a 3.55 rear end that puts the considerable power on board to the pavement with maximum efficiency. In addition to its straight ahead prowess, this classic also offers a really solid overall driving experience - it's been outfitted with new suspension and steering components to make for a nice, smooth ride and tight, responsive handling made even better by the featured power steering.
This 1966 Chevrolet Impala has been restored to razor sharpness both inside and out, and its enhanced big block power and fresh array of components make for an outstanding vintage driving experience. Call today!