Selling together 64 and 66 chevy Impalas - both 4 doors. Both 283 engines. If interested - texting will reach me the fastest due to so much spam with phone calls and emails:). But I’ll also keep an eye on those modes of communication.
1964 Chevy Impala 4 door. 283 engine with fewer than 60k original miles (59,280). Three speed Hurst linkage.
This vehicle was purchased in Montana by an older gentleman who was retiring from car shows. I was told the mileage had been verified by Montana DMV and am sure its listed as such with them. I’ve never cared about that given it runs like a dream, and it seems right given the condition. Both the interior and exterior are original, including the paint. Other than the linkage and the radiator cap it’s as it was in 1964. The stock wheels aren’t on it presently but I have them.
This vehicle drives so nicely its hard to remember you’re in a nearly 60 year old vehicle. Starts right up - no hesitations with anything. Its low to the ground so it’s important to slow down for big pot holes and speed bumps. Ive never caused anything to hit the ground because I know its lower - so always take it easy, but its worth mentioning.
The things wrong with this vehicle are pictured but I’ll also describe here: appears someone rubbed something on the paint on the trunk - I’m assuming they tried to use a machine instead of hand waxing, (but this happened before my time so I cant be sure). Its original paint so needs to be hand waxed. Pictured.
There are a few little paint chips on the very front of the hood from rocks hitting it while driving down the highway. It would be nice to see the original paint job somehow protected from that happening anymore but I’ve not looked into it. Pictured in closeup.
Interior - door handle area is a bit worn. Pictured. Headliner in rear is coming out but Ive not done anything with this. Mostly because all but this rear area is pristine so tearing the whole piece out never felt right to me. Thinking a careful hand can stretch it back under the chrome trim. Pictured.
I had trouble with downshifting while rolling for awhile in that I’d have to come to a complete stop to go from 3rd back down the 1st. This was because it felt a little stiff to downshift while rolling and I didn’t want to hurt anything (I baby it). It didn’t create any delays in traffic but it was something that bothered me. My brother in-law showed me if I didn’t push the clutch all the way to the floor it would downshift just fine while rolling. Im not sure why thats the case but maybe I was engaging it too much before. As far as shifting up - its smooth as can be. So maybe there is something going on with that (or maybe not - may just need to engage the clutch a little less). Before I knew what my brother in-law showed me it never stopped me from driving in town, where lots of shifting is needed. Now that I’m aware its not even something I think about.
I've always uses zinc based oil, and add lead to the fuel. I also use ethanol free gas whenever possible.
I don’t know mpg but I’m confident it does better than my 05 suburban.
Always garaged, or in the barn as they are now. Always have have interior protected to keep critters and insects out.
1966 Chevy Impala - 4 door - 283 automatic. Runs and drives perfectly. This car has had some alterations with chrome upgrades to the exhaust system. It also just had about 3k worth of tune up work done. Can also be a daily driver, just like the 64, if someone chose to use it for that.
What’s wrong with it: rust in the spot as pictured. I ground this out and put POR on it long ago so it wouldn’t get worse but obviously haven’t messed with it since. Not necessarily a negative thing but it’s a little low geared presently. An adjustment would fix that if its not preferable to have it set like it is. The 66 shows 20,582 k but I assume that it’s 120,582.
Extra info: The radio works in the 64 Impala but only plays oldies. In the 66 impala - someone hooked up an alternate system (as pictured) and it works.
The cars have always been covered even when in storage and pest proofed with moth balls, cedar chips, and bounce drier sheets.
I didn’t wash, wax, vacuum or wipe these down prior to taking photos so this is how they look after a year in storage. They both started right up. Sorry about shadows, etc. Did the best I could with the photos. In the time I’ve owned them they have never been smoked in but I can’t be sure if they were way back. I detect no odors and see no stains to indicate they were.
I'm not sure what else to say but I can be reached for any questions
I’m uploading as many pictures as allowed and will try to do a video of them starting and driving. Update - It appears I can upload one video so will do my best so you can at least hear how they sound. If it’s not on here it wouldn’t upload as I’m not sure how long it can be etc., but I’ll save so I can send video over in another way if interested in hearing how nice they sound. It would be important to me to hear and see how something ran if I was buying something to be shipped, so that will be available and saved on my phone. If the video uploads, it won’t be ideal visually as the person I have helping isn’t comfortable holding the phone as it records (technology and age gap) but to give a sense …. I’ll do my best. They both start, run, and drive reliably.