If you like an unassuming car with brute power then look no further than this Ermine White 1969 Chevy Impala 4-door hardtop with a 427 V8.
1969 saw Chevrolet very busy building Impalas – 777,000 of them to be exact. However, only a small percentage of them were lucky enough to be fitted with a 427.
As you’d expect on an Impala, the triple taillight arrangement was once again one of the features that distinguished it from the lesser Biscayne and Bel Air models.
Full-size Chevrolets were the only cars in the line-up to receive substantial exterior changes during the ’69 model year. The new slab-sided bodies had grown an inch while retaining the wheelbase at 119 inches. Slight flaring at the wheel housings gave them a bit more of a sporty look.
The only small sign that this car has something a bit more special under the hood is the “427” badges on top of the side marker lights.
1969 saw Chevrolet change the base V8 of their full-size cars from a 307 to the 327 cubic inch Turbo-Fire outputting 325 horsepower – an increase of 35 horsepower. However, this car was ordered with the mighty 427 cubic inch Turbo-Jet. Paired with a Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission it was a $385 extra cost.
The Impala 4-door hardtop price started at $3,086 during the 1969 model year. This car also has air conditioning, power steering and power brakes which would have cost $384, $105 and $42 respectively when it was ordered new.
This 1969 Impala 427 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)