Unleash the True Potential of the 1965 Chevy Impala SS with an Epic 427 Upgrade -117

𝘚𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 1965 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘭. 𝘕𝘢𝘺𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘣𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵.

Launched in 1958, two years after saying "hello" to the world in the form of a concept, the Impala rapidly turned into a money-making machine for General Motors.

As such, Chevrolet tried to deliver worthy upgrades with every new model year, keeping the Impala fresh, modern, and in line with customers' expectations.

1965 witnessed a new generation's debut and a new record setting. Impala became the first car in the United States after World War II to exceed 1 million sold units in a single year. It was the icing on the cake for the car that put Chevy back on the map in the late '50s.

The fifth-generation Impala, therefore, has a well-deserved place in the hearts of collectors worldwide, so 1965 models are typically sought-after classics, both in tip-top shape and in project car condition. This Impala SS here falls in the second group.

The photos are worth a thousand words, as they clearly show the car's current condition. The rust damage is not horrible, but it's there, so make sure you thoroughly inspect the floors and the trunk. The provided images reveal a few occasional holes, but a visual inspection is required to clearly determine if regular patching is enough or if new pans are needed.

As an SS, this Impala has what it takes to rapidly catch everybody's attention. On the other hand, as a 1965 model, the car could be ordered with any engine in the lineup, despite the SS package.

Fortunately, the original owner didn't go for the lazy six-cylinder, but their choice wasn't the top either. The car was fitted with a 283 (4.7-liter), and the same engine is still there under the hood. It still turns, but no further specifics are available right now.

Needless to say, an SS deserves something more potent, and a 427 would fit it like a glove. Given the 283's uncertain condition, you should totally go for a big-block, especially if you plan to bring this Impala back to the road.

Other than that, we're being told the vehicle is still complete (though some parts appear to be missing in the photos), and all the glass is intact. The bucket seats are there, and so are some of the SS tags.

Anyone brave enough to give this Impala SS a second chance can get it for $4,900. The owner says they're also interested in some trades, so reach out to them if you're willing to bring this fantastic classic back to the road.

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