For Sale: 1965 Chevrolet Impala in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Over the past few years, we've certainly seen some choice resto-mods. But this slick Impala, wrapping a hot Chevrolet Performance small block in fully custom aesthetics, is definitely one of the coolest! Fully sorted and ready to hit the road, this awesome Chevy combines a solid 480 horsepower with tailored yet aggressive swagger. And today, thanks to a meticulous rotisserie build, not only is it a sweet place to cruise the streets, it's also instantly recognizable muscle that could easily rule the front row. Looking for a dreamy classic that simply has it all? This awesome drop-top checks every box!


An authentic Impala Super Sport that was the subject of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration, this sweet cruiser is definitely built for keeps. From casual glances to long looks, the car exudes a sense of quality that comes from countless hours of work and serious credit card bills. With straight panels and impressive panel fitment, its body sets the standard for what to expect from the rest of the build. There are no notable modifications, aside from razor-sharp PPG two-stage that would've been unimaginable in the mass-production world in 1965. And today, roughly 250 miles out of the paint shop, this slick resto-mod is right at home turning heads on the road OR claiming trophies at a show.

Not surprisingly, this Chevy's unique pigment creates an excellent foundation for a select array of mirrored bolt-ons. At the front of the car, a polished bumper props polished guards in front of a fully polished grille that stretches a tasteful "IMPALA SS" emblem between clean parking lamps and bright headlights. At the top of that grille, a streamlined Chevrolet header leads a stainless-ridged hood, which fronts fresh glass that's planted in polished frames, cleared by polished wipers and shaded by black canvas. At the base of that glass, a silky profile hangs traditional door handles and classy bowtie mirrors amid legendary fender flags, flowing "Super Sport" scripts and polished wheel lips. And at the back of that profile, a slim Super Sport valance splits a second broad bumper and jet-inspired LED taillights that frame a second Chevrolet header.

480 > 409

Scope this Chevy's two-tone engine bay and you'll find 6.2 liters of Chevrolet Performance small block that's primed for years of spirited cruising. Officially known as the Chevrolet Performance LS376/480, that storied crate engine twists respectable 10.7 to 1 compression into 495 horsepower and 473 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of the mill, a familiar K&N filter funnels wind into a color-keyed air tube, which feeds a proven GM throttle body and a lightweight GM intake. That air meets spark in rectangular-port L92-style heads, which ride under pliable AC Delco plug wires. A nodular crank, powdered connecting rods and hypereutectic pistons compress that volatile union. A racing-inspired LS Hot Cam maximizes intake efficiency through better breathing. Speaking of breathing, the smooth valvetrain funnels spent gases through factory GM manifolds. There's an aluminum radiator that's slid between a big puller fan and a polished expansion tank. Lubrication is supplemented with a tough Holley oil pan. And all that hi-po hutzpah is backed by a semi shaved firewall.


Under this Impala, a body-matched chassis aligns a proven 4L60E 4-speed with a tough 12-bolt axle. That drivetrain rides a fully rebuilt suspension that's been augmented with a big sway bar, tubular control arms, Ridetech shocks and Ridetech Level 2 air bags. Those components are led by fluid power steering. Stops are provided by power-assisted Wilwood calipers, which drain a familiar Wilwood master cylinder to cinch a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. At the center of the floor, custom, Mandrel-bent exhaust pipes spent gases through an X-shaped crossover and throaty Magnaflow mufflers. And all that mechanical goodness rolls on chromed Foose blades, which spin 255/35ZR20 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports.


Pop the doors and you'll find a choice custom interior that serves as the perfect accent to this Chevy's sophisticated pigment. Bolstered buckets join a refashioned bench to provide big comfort for a family of passengers. Opposite those thrones, a glossy dash hangs all-new wiring behind factory heat, Pioneer audio and sophisticated Auto Meter telemetry. At the floor, premium carpet floats thick mats between muted pedals and a custom console that's boxed around a classy Hurst shifter. Sculpted side panels hang billet handles in front of a full suite of power-operated windows. And in front of the driver, a color-keyed and bowtie-stamped steering wheel laps a tilting Ididit column.

When it comes to maximizing the amount of metal your money buys, you simply can't go wrong with a purpose-built resto-mod. Thanks to its exceptional attention to detail, this top dog Chevy is a great driving piece that's fun, unique AND reliable. If you're looking for an awesome classic that commands respect on both the boulevard and the show field, this incredible Impala is just your style!


Serious Impala resto-mod that's the product of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie build

Authentic Impala Super Sport

Chevrolet Performance LS376/480 crate engine with 495 horsepower

Chevrolet Performance 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission

12-bolt rear axle

Power steering

Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes

Heavily upgraded suspension that features Ridetech Level 2 Air Ride

Custom leather interior with power windows and modern audio

Custom PPG paint with a black canvas top

20-inch Foose wheels

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1391006
  • Price:$89,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Impala
  • Exterior Color:Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:319
  • Stock Number:136787
  • VIN:166675S184062