Sleek 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Resto-Mod Up For Grabs

Jul 30, 2019 2 min read
Sleek 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Resto-Mod Up For Grabs

It’s powered by a C4 Corvette LT1 350 V8 motor.

Streetside Classics is pleased to announce this immaculate 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS for sale. The Impala practically defines the term “full-sized muscle” and it’s not hard to see why. The 1965 model year for the Impala boasted a redesign that is perfectly highlighted with this two-tone combination. The dual-color scheme emphasizes every body line and contour to show why the Impala was and still remains such a popular vehicle. This resto-mod example delivers a sleek appearance, while still being big on performance. It’s powered by a strong-running LT1 engine that provides just the right amount of thrill.

The 1965 Chevy Impala was larger, but sleeker with a more pronounced “Coke bottle” fender treatment and roofline. All of the work done on this model was completed a while ago, and it’s still holding up well. It’s clear to see that the job was done right, with crisp masking between the two colors and a large chunk of time spent blocking all that sheet metal. The result is sharp reflections and perfect door fitment. This example is a real Impala SS and sports the proper badging with emblems on the grille and decklid; there’s also Super Sport script on either fender. There are also ‘327’ emblems on the front fenders, but those aren’t entirely accurate as we will soon delve into.

The interior is mainly all original with SS bucket seats and a console. Upgrades include a smaller diameter steering wheel and some auxiliary gauges under the dash. The black upholstery looks practically new and, although it got a change from code 831 Blue, you won’t find a trace of the original color. That means during the restoration, all of the parts, i.e. the carpets, door panels, and headliner, were carefully removed and replaced for a fresh new look. The console-mounted clock looks pretty rad and the dashboard was tastefully finished in silver to complement the exterior. What’s more, the back seat is large enough for adults to fit comfortably.

This beauty is actually powered by a C4 Corvette LT1 350 cubic-inch V8 motor, rather than the 327 shown on the emblems. The fuel injection system is gone and has been replaced by a Bowtie intake and a 4-barrel carburetor, but with aluminum heads and the trick reverse-flow cooling system. This powerhouse combination retains the LT1’s serpentine belt drive system to reliability. This combination delivers 300 horsepower and sounds amazing thanks to the Flowmaster dual exhaust system that purrs the song we all love to hear. Up front, you’ll find a big radiator with a pair of electric fans and a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission for easy and enjoyable highway cruising. This Chevy Impala SS sits on Corvette-style Rally wheels wrapped in 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials at the front and 255/60/15 at the rear.

Don’t miss your chance to own this beautifully restored full-size cruiser. It’s just the right size with just the right amount of power to back it up. Goldie Locks would be proud.

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