To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 164878Y127074
Estimate: $ 45,000 - $ 50,000 US
The popular Impala continued its winning ways for Chevrolet with its bold new sweeping lines for 1968. Among the new highlights were new decorative trim elements that included slender bright moldings underneath the doors, side moldings with protective vinyl inserts along the length of the body and bright metal trim around the wheelwells. Rugged and handsome were words often associated with the car in period ads.
If you specified the SS version of the Impala Coupe, you received a car that was stated to be “Something Special.” The standout amongst the Impalas for 1968 was surely the SS 427; this one is all the more by having a desirable four-speed manual transmission. You could choose between the classic Custom Coupe or the sweptback Sport Coupe, represented in style by the car being offered. A center console divides the comfortable factory bucket seats. Other equipment seen with this “Marina Blue” car includes SS 427 badging, power steering, power brakes, twin rearview mirrors with driver’s side remote, radio and factory gauges. The interior features ivory tones seats and door side panels, while the dashboard, center console and carpet is presented in black. The wheels are aftermarket, but in keeping with period style.
A reported grand total of 1,178 Impalas were created in 1968 with the SS 427 package. This Texas car has been restored in a “no-expense-spared” manner. The chassis is reported to be “like new,” and “the floor is as shiny as the top of the car.” The engine compartment is extremely well detailed and exhibits a chromed breather and valve covers. The Impala SS 427 is further stated to be a multiple show winner including being an AACA Senior National First Prize Winner in 1999.
Not only is this Impala one of the key musclecars from Chevrolet, it is an uncommon example that will be highly prized by the new owner. 1968 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Sport Coupe