Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala
Type: 6 pass Wagon
Year: 1966
Mileage: 80,125
VIN: 164356L149044
Color: White
Engine: 396
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Dark Fawn
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Vanderbilt, Michigan, United States
Air Conditioning

Description of 1966 Chevrolet Impala

My wife and I have decided to sell our 66 396 Impala wagon that we have owned for the last 11 years.We have moved on to other interests after retiring. I bought the the car in California from the original family that bought it new. The lady I bought it from inherited from her 80 year old uncle. Her and her husband did drive it a little but didn't have a lot of interest in older cars. The car has 80,000 actual miles.
They told me the engine smoked and leaked some from sitting, so being they owned a air conditioning business, they had their service dept. pull the engine and transmission had them rebuilt by reputable companies in the area that they new.Their son told me the engine builder put .030 forged pistons and the heads were set up with hard exhaust seats and stainless valves for unleaded gas.He also told me they put a Crane 396/350 HP blueprinted hydraulic cam and lifters and valve spring kit in it.The original steel crankshaft was in nice shape so it is still std. I see they also resurfaced the deck of the block so the numbers are gone but the casting dates all match the dates the car was built.The original Quadrajet carb has been replaced with a Edelbrock Quadra- jet replacement. I replaced the point distributor with a GM HEI and I have the original cast iron points distributor and the smog pump which will go with the car. The original 400 turbo trans was rebuilt and works great. It has a new dual exhaust with stock mufflers and tail pipes. The front suspension has been completely rebuilt along with the brakes and wheel cylinders,master cylinder and hoses and changed over to synthetic fluid.The rear end is the original 12 bolt 2.73 open. I also installed a OEM rear anti-sway bar which helps handling a lot.
The body on this car is rust free as you are going to find; no rust holes or rust repairs ever. The floor pans still have their factory under coating. I replaced the carpet a few years ago and the interior floor pans had no rust, just factory white paint. The rear spare tire carrier compartment and rear storage compartment have zero rust. The previous owner said her uncle had the the car repainted back in the mid-eighties. Although there aresome minor paint chips, small dings and dents from use over time, the car still shows well for its age. The chrome and stainless are in nice shape. There is a small dent in the top center of the grill (see photos). The car has all the original tinted glass including the windshield. It has period correct 14 inch torque thrust aluminium spoke wheels with Firestone Firehawk radial tires that have approximately 3000 miles on them and the original wheels and wheel covers are included with the car.
Options include:
  • a rear tailgate power window, which works fine.
  • power steering
  • power brakes
  • 396 big block engine with 400 turbo transmission
  • factory AC with R12 which blows ice cold
  • factory luggage rack
  • very rare 70/30 second seat (839 made) out of 177,000 full size chevy wagons produced in 1966. After 10 years of research I have found no others with this rear seat option. Please let me know if you know of one.
The interior is original except the bottom cushion on the front seat and new carpet. The previous owner had it recovered which is not a perfect match. We never bothered to change it. The second seat, the 70/30, is in like new condition. So are the door pads and the padded dash. The headliner is in very good condition. The rear inner wheel well covers show some sun deterioration from its life in the California sun. Everything works in the car except the clock. I installed an oil pressure and water temp gauge without any modifications to the dash.
Keep in mind this car has not been restored just well mantained and is very depenable great driving car. She shows her age well after 51 years. Althought this car is in good condition and very reliable i can not put a warranty on a 51 year old car.
*I'm listing this car with what I feel is a fair reserve. If you are looking for a real clean unmolested original wagon that drives well this is probably the car you are looking for.Car is listed locally and may be removed from bidding unless the reserve has been met.I see in the last few years there are a number of non-paying bidders on Ebay so please ask questions before you bid.The car is available for inspection by appointment.No overseas sales. Buyer responsible for shipping arrangements but I will assist in shipping process. The car will not leave premises until funds have cleared my bank via wire transfer or cash.