The 1967 Chevy Impala is one of the oldest sedans in existence spanning over six decades with ten generations to its nameplate, that’s amazing from Chevrolet. With record-breaking sales of over a million units in the U.S for 1965 launched fourth-generation Impala. This explains why it happens to be the most sought-after in the market today. Its popularity can not be overemphasized even with the arrays of modern marvels around, the impala still makes an impact and maintains its prestige.
Taking the car to Valhalla as a meager front-wheel-drive sedan, only makes early Impalas a lot more compelling in terms of sentimental value when a prim and proper example of the bygone era comes up for grabs. Finding one that is well maintained can cost as much as $55,000 as the Impala still manages to deliver new benchmarks for performance, comfort, and value more than half a century after they left the factory gates.
For the purpose of this article, we will consider this tastefully preserved and respectfully updated 1967 Chevy Impala dressed up in a deep black shade that properly contrasts its burgundy interior. This two-door hardtop is now offered on consignment by the good folks over at Garage Kept Motors and has the highly desirable 327ci V8/four-speed manual powertrain combination.
The Impala’s Aggressive Exterior
This two-door, hard-top model 1967 Chevy Impala is finished in a black exterior shade, it has a lower stance and rides on five-spoke chrome aftermarket wheels wrapped in Toyo performance tires so the street credibility is equally high with this one. The body panels are devoid of any dents and dings. All the chrome trims and elements on the body are period-correct.
The Interior That Stands The Taste Of Time
The interior of the Impala is impeccably maintained. With upholstered in burgundy across the entire interior, the cockpit has a sport-style steering wheel with a wood-look rim, crossed-flags center emblem, and brushed-metal trim around the analog instrument cluster. There are slide-lever controls for the HVAC settings. The car comes with a floor-mounted shifter for the manual gearbox with a chrome knob.
With the original seat upholstery that is over five decades old! The second row comes with a bench seat with an ‘Impala’ logo in the middle. The door trims and the floor carpeting also match the seats. There are rubber mats at the front and back, which are finished in burgundy, too. Unless you know the car’s history, you will find the $55,000 price absurd. As one of the best-selling nameplates for Chevy, the company tried to milk it till its death. A car that used to come with a V-8 engine was later sold as a mid-size sedan in some generations with a front-wheel-drive layout. This made it famous as a budget family sedan.
Under The Hood
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Under the hood of this 1967, Chevy Impala features a 5.4-liter V-8 engine. The engine churns out 275 horses at 4,800 rpm and 355 pound-feet of twist at 3,200 rpm.
Power is sent to the wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox. It also comes with a full-length, dual exhaust system with a crossover pipe.
The engine is pretty much stock, except for a few changes like a chrome air-cleaner cover, finned “Chevrolet” script valve covers, etc. The dual-chamber brake master cylinder is polished and the engine bay is factory-correct. Even the chassis is damage-free. The Impala handling is good giving you a smooth ride and is extremely stable without pounding you on rough roads. It’s amazing that a car this large and heavy can stay so glued to the road. It handles flat like a sports car yet becomes a luxury car for cruising.
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