Here we have a wonderful Impala SS convertible that was purchased new by the original owner’s father as a gift for her. It’s been owned by her all that time and has seen her married, raise a family this car has been there through all of the adventures life has brought to them.
It has seen a full frame-off restoration but think how many memories this car has seen happen to just one family.
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.
Under the hood sits a 283 V8 that outputs 195 horsepower and is paired with the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. It is an option combination that would have cost an additional $300 when the car was originally purchased.
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)