Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
For some guys, "muscle car" means a big car with a lot of firepower and a killer look, and this 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS would certainly qualify. Slick Silver Metallic means you won't be sneaking around and the 350 cubic inch crate motor under the hood makes sure that the car can deliver on its brilliant good looks. This real-deal SS represents a ton of style, performance, and value for the money.
Originally code W Glacier Gray, this big Imp SS was repainted not long ago in much brighter and attention-grabbing Silver Metallic, and we welcome the upgrade. This must have been a pretty straight car to begin with, because those giant quarter panels just don't turn out this well if they need a lot of bodywork and the crease that runs from nose to tail is sharp enough to give you a paper cut. There's a lot of depth and gloss to the two-stage finish, suggesting quality materials (silver paints are particularly expensive) and careful prep before it went on. All the proper Chevrolet, Bowtie, and SS badges are exactly where they're supposed to be, and the parts that did go back on were carefully polished or replaced if there was a need. The '65s are particularly appealing to hobbyists for their round taillights, which would disappear in 1966 and it was definitely not an improvement. It appears that the bumpers are recent and the rest of the brightwork is really in great shape too, providing incredible curb appeal on this big body muscle car.
Inside, we really like the black vinyl upholstery, black dashboard, and black carpets that are all accented with brightwork everywhere you look for a combination that is vivid without being too intense. The upholstery appears to be original, or at the very least an older OEM replacement, and the seat covers and door panels capture the stock look quite nicely. A matching headliner overhead makes it feel bright and airy inside and as a full-sized car, there's plenty of stretch-out room for everyone. The original dash was painted black to match the upholstery and includes a beautiful stock steering wheel that shows some wear but is in line with the condition of the rest of the cabin. All the gauges are stock, including the OEM units in the center console, and there's a retro-style AM/FM stereo neatly installed in the factory slot, so the dash didn't need to be cut or modified. Experts will quickly spot the factory A/C vents, although the system is missing several components that would need to be installed for the air to be operational. Out back the trunk is big enough for just about everything you'd like to take with you on a road trip.
Under the giant hood, the original 327 was dumped in favor of a 350 cubic inch V8 crate motor, which was obviously an easy installation in the giant Impala engine bay. There's a massive aluminum radiator up front with dual electric fans so you'll never worry about overheating and the combination of chrome valve covers, a chrome air cleaner, a polished intake, and an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor that tops the engine make it seem like it was all custom made just for this car. Power steering and brakes, a chrome alternator, and a quick-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic never hesitates to deliver the power, spinning a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end out back. The dual exhaust system uses Flowmaster-style mufflers for a great sound and while the suspension is mostly stock, it has a great stance thanks to slick 20-inch Foose wheels wrapped in 245/40/20 Hankook blackwall radials.
This real-deal Impala SS represents a ton of fun for not a lot of scratch, all wrapped in a bright silver package that looks like it should cost thousands more. Call today!
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