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1966 Chevrolet Impala SS

Since its introduction Chevrolet’s Impala had been a hit and 1966 was no exception with 655,000 of them being sold in that year alone.

After a major restyle in 1965 the full-size Chevys look very similar with just a few changes for 1966. These included moving the parking lamps were moved from the grille into the bumpers. At the rear the round taillights were replaced large, horizontal lenses.

This Impala Sport Coupe has just 56,479 miles on the odometer which are believed to be actual miles.

side view of a 1966 Chevy Impala SS with 396 V8
side view

With the promotion of the Chevrolet Caprice to its own series this year the Impala was no longer top of the line. However, it was still a Deluxe Chevrolet and still sat above the Biscayne and Bel Air.

rear view of a 66 Chevy Impala SS
rear view

Foam cushioned seating, armrests with fingertip door releases built in. Electric clock with sweep second hand and parking brake warning light were all features that Chevrolet were proud to announce for ’66.

Bucket Seat SS interior of a 66 Chevy Impala
Bucket Seat SS interior

Under the hood sits the 325 horsepower 396 cubic inch Turbo-Jet V8.

1966 Chevy 327 Turbo-Jet V8
396 Turbo-Jet

If you wanted a Chevy Impala Sport Coupe (2-door hardtop) back in 1966 it would have cost you $2,684 for the base six cylinder. An SS Coupe was $2,842 giving you the bucket seats, center console and various internal and external SS trim.

Another $105 could get you a 283 cubic inch V8, $198 would pay for a 327 V8 and $263 for the 396 that is in this car. A 3-speed manual transmission with the Powerglide automatic transmission in this car an option costing an additional $226.

Production figures for individual Impala models are a little vague but we do know that a total of 119,300 Impala Super Sport cars were made. This includes both the coupe and convertible.

This 1966 Impala SS is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)

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