At the height of the 1960s muscle car era, manufacturers were combining high horsepower engines with almost every car in their lineup. Ford had their 7 litre Galaxie and Chevy built the Impala SS 427. This one from 1969, is completely restored to almost the exact factory condition, with a few slight, though reversible changes, looking exactly like a brand new car would have looked sitting on the showroom floor. It’s perfect and if you missed your chance in 1969 to buy one, here’s your opportunity to correct that omission.
The owner says:
The vehicle was completely disassembled, and stripped using razor blades, all parts were metal prepped and epoxy primed, then sealed with DP-90 and shot with 4 coats of PPG single stage black urethane then color sanded and buffed to a flawless finish (note: all of the paint finishes i.e. gloss, or satin or flat were put back as they came from the factory) . All of the original chrome trim, bumpers and guards were re-plated by Advance plating in Nashville Tennessee. All of the stainless was also polished. The car has power steering, power front disc brakes, Factory original Air conditioning with new A-6 compressor and hoses converted to 134 Freon, cools down to 38 degrees, front bench seat, CB code turbo 400 transmission, GM code 12 bolt with G80 code 273 positraction rear end with F-41 suspension including 4 new Eaton heavy duty F-41 coil springs , am fm radio, and code U73 Stainless steel 1 piece rear antennae, tilt column, sport grip steering wheel, new G.M. under hood and trunk lid lights, New under hood insulator with the original G.M. metal square clips, new Coker red ring radials, It also has the original Goodyear red ring bias ply spare tire in the trunk, (the G.M. tilt column, sport grip steering wheel and am/fm radio were added during the restoration process) The tilt column was completely rebuilt before installation. The original standard steering column and original key goes with the sale.
Very rare on the street at the time, I knew of only one of these in the town where I lived. It looked exactly like the one you see here. This comes from the pre-smog days, without computer engine controls and restrictions on everything. The owner says he has only run non-ethanol gasoline since the rebuild. I absolutely love this car. If you remember those days, maybe you should make a little room in your garage for a car guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s for sale on eBay.
over restored imo
Paul Crowe says
That depends on what you want. The very real problem of this sort of restoration is the reluctance an owner might have driving the car and getting dirt on the undercarriage and a chip in the paint, but many like the perfection and wouldn’t have it any other way. I remember the years when these cars roamed the highway and seeing this makes me smile, though I, too, wouldn’t want to mar the showroom new appearance, but cars are meant to be driven and what can be restored once can be restored again.