1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
In 1996, Chevrolet discontinued its full-size rear wheel drive body on frame sedan. This car represents the last, and best, of the breed. Among those, it is the finest example we have seen.
This 1996 Impala SS has only 7,319 miles on it. That’s right. Just over seven-thousand three hundred miles. This two-owner car has been in the possession of the last owner for over 15 years, and he has kept it in climate controlled storage the entire time. It shows. Just look at it.
Anyone who knows these cars can see that this car has all the markings of a true survivor. The original BF Goodrich tires are still present, as are the original deCarbon shock absorbers. Even the underhood light still functions – a rarity. The first base air intake, however, has been replaced with an Airaid unit, and the mufflers have been replaced with Flowmaster units. Aside from those two very easily rectified modifications, this car is 100% original.
Under the hood is a Corvette-derived LT1 V8 that produces 260 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. The 1996-only floor shifter on the interior controls the 4L60E automatic transmission, and together, they drive the rear wheels through a set of 3.08 gears and a factory limited-slip differential. These cars, with their front and rear sway bars, big 17 inch wheels and 255/50 tires, were meant to be luxury performance machines, and they were. Still today, these cars enjoy a huge following.
The gray leather bucket seats (both of which are power), were derived from Buick Roadmaster seats, but are Impala SS exclusives. They are comfortable, sporty, luxurious, and supportive – exactly what you need in a car like this.
Own this car and you’ll have the nicest Impala SS at any car show, club meet, or local cruise in you can think of. The color is, colloquially, known as BBB for Big Bad Black, and that’s exactly what this car is. As Chevrolet famously said in its advertisement for the Impala SS:
Lord Vader, your car is ready.
Give us a call or come see this low-mileage beauty here on location in sunny Stuart, Florida today! Remember – Blue Marlin Motors finances collector cars! Call us to learn more and drive this beauty home to add to your collection!
-Team @ Blue Marlin Motors USA