Here’s a 1970 Chevy Impala Custom Coupe that offers plenty of originality – not least the total of 35,362 miles that it has traveled in its entire lifetime!
The Cranberry Red metallic paint is the original color and is certainly one of the more striking colors available that year.
While much of the Impala remained the same as the 1969 models, the changes it did receive were to the front and rear. The formal roof line you see here was a unique feature of the Custom Coupe.
At the rear, while still mounted in the bumper, the horizontal taillights of the previous year were now replaced with vertical “slot” style lights.
Inside, the Impala came with a cloth and vinyl interior with the all-vinyl seen here available as an option (was standard in the convertible). Vinyl was offered in 5 different color choices.
Underneath the hood the Impala came with a 155 horsepower 250 cubic inch, inline six cylinder engine. This car was purchased with the base V8, a 350 cubic inch, 250 horsepower engine that cost an additional $112. The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual. This car was ordered with the Turbo 350 automatic transmission that was introduced for the previous model year and cost $201.
Also fitted are AM radio, power brakes and power steering, options costing $61, $64 and $105 respectively.
Chevrolet built 612,800 Impalas for the 1970 model year with no breakdown between body styles (except the convertible which sold 9,562 cars).
The Custom Coupe had a base price of $3,266 (for the six-cylinder version).
This ’70 Chevy Impala is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)