1965 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport

Mid-sixties Impalas are really popular and none more so that the SS version. This 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS two-door Sport Coupe really looks the part in its Mist Blue paintwork.

With a full redesign for 1965, this was the fifth generation Impala and were the largest Chevrolet models to date.

To the rear the familiar triple unit taillights of the Impala are present with the SS black-filled rear cove band with Impala SS badge to the right.

1965 Chevy Impala SS

The distinctive Impala taillights

In 1965 the SS was still a trim package and not a performance package in itself (that happened in 1966). It could be had with a Turbo-Thrift 230 cubic inch six-cylinder. This car has the base V8 - a 283 cubic inch Turbo-Fire producing 195 horsepower. It was also ordered with Powerglide automatic transmission and air conditioning costing $187 and $363 respectively.

1965 Chevy 283 V8

396 cubic inch Turbo-Jet V8

The all-vinyl trim of the SS interior with thick foam cushioning bucket seats and bright seatback outline moldings. Doors are combination vinyl and carpet with SS badges.

1965 Chevy Impala SS interior

SS Interior

Impalas are 213.3" long with a wheelbase of 119" and are 79.6" wide.

There were 216,114 Chevrolet Impala SS 2-door Sport Coupes were built, although this figure includes both 6-cylinder and V8 engines. This particular car was originally built in the Los Angeles, CA assembly plant.

If you had ordered 1965 Impala SS Sport Coupe back then the base price was $2,839 for the six-cylinder and $2,947 for the base V8. 

This '65 Impala SS is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)