Here we have a wonderful Impala SS convertible that is nicely optioned with power steering, power brakes, ComforTilt telescopic steering wheel and a powerful 396 cubic inch engine.
Presented in Artesian Turquoise and matching interior, this has to be one of our favorite color combinations and reflects the mid sixties perfectly.
Externally the ’66 Impalas hadn’t changed much from the previous year with just a few minor styling changes. The most obvious was the rectangular taillights that replaced the round lenses of previous years.
Inside, the SS models came with all-vinyl bucket seats, center floor console and SS badges. While the exterior hadn’t changed too much, interiors had changed quite a bit from the previous year. Gone were the bulky Corvair based bucket seats with new “Strato” seats in their place. This turquoise interior is one of six colors available for 1966.
The standard V8 for the Impala was a 283 cubic inch power plant that outpot 195 horsepower. However this car was purchased with a 396 cubic inch V8 that outputs 325 horsepower. It is paired with a Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission – a combination that would have cost the original owner $519 on the purchase price.
The SS Convertible was the most expensive Impala for the 1966 model year with prices starting at $3,093. Chevrolet sold 119,300 Impala SS cars although there is no figure breakdown between the Sport Coupe and Convertible.
This ’66 Impala Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)