1969 Chevrolet Impala Coupe
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 is Chevrolet's popular flagship passenger car and is generally among the better selling automobiles in the United States. For its debut in 1958, the Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple taillights.
Coming from the factory with bucket seats, a Muncie 4-speed transmission, and air conditioning, there were very few Impalas in 1969 that had these options. An engine upgrade to a 454ci big block, this car has a badge on the trunk that reads Yenko, who was a dealer in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania that was known for customizing Chevrolets. Today a Yenko Chevrolet is highly sought after.
Laser straight steel panels, all minding their gaps are bathed in new sexy white paint, and have a sporty custom Black Metallic stripe running along the belt line. In contrast a Black Vinyl top, rust free and in good condition, floats above. All trim, badging and chrome are seen in excellent condition, all shiny and new just like its 1969 again. In each corner we see American Racing Torque Thrust wheels shining on like crazy diamonds. Seen within the rear bumper are the iconic triple taillights.
As noted, the bucket seat option is covered in Black vinyl and both are shiny and tear free, all in good condition. A rear bench has a repair area on the driver's side but sports the same tuck and roll as the seats upfront. The dash is Impala all the way in black with some wood grained vinyl accents and chromed plastic surrounds looking great. In the center console a Hurst shifter fronts a trio of aftermarket gauges hanging from the dash, and show oil pressure, water temp, and RPM. Carpeting is black and has some small areas of missing carpet near the console. Seen also is A/C controls. A tight headliner also in black hangs above all this interior eye candy.
Sitting within a new restored engine bay we see the 454ci Big Block topped with a Holly 4-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold. Interestingly the big block has black texture painted valve covers which add a nice contrast to the Chevy orange pristine block. A 4-speed Muncie manual transmission is strapped to the rear of this healthy mill.
Showing off a nice patina, some areas of surface rust are noted, frame is solid and stretches from front to rear with no areas of any prior repairs. A 12-bolt rear has been installed, and power disc brakes in front, and drums on the rear, this car has plenty of good stopping power to compensate for the big block. The underside of the doors is showing slight rusting, which has occurred since the restoration.
Entering Classic Auto Mall, you will quickly notice that this Impala restored example is definitely a standout, with this custom paint and striping, and nifty American Racing Wheels, and above all that BIG 454 under the hood. Ready to run like the wind just as its namesake does on the Serengeti.
47-2 Door Custom
T-Tarrytown NY Assy Plant
053797-Sequential Unit Number
ST 6916447-1969 Impala 2 Door Custom
BDY TAR189281-Tarrytown NY Body#
TR 812-Black Buckets
PNT 59 B-Frost Green Black Vinyl Top
11D-4th Week November Build