|Address||945 48 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2A7, Canada
|For Sale By||Owner|
|Body Type||Coupe (2 door)|
|Drivetrain||Rear-wheel drive (RWD)|
|No. of Doors||2|
|No. of Seats||4|
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Restoration
The impala is a true SS car. Countless hours went into the true, full "frame off" restoration, and the details are outlined in the following paragraphs.
The car came from the factory with a 283, which was removed, in favor for a built 327 - assembled by Okanagan engine rebuilders - for a little more get-up-and-go.
The engine is a small journal 327 dated 1966, rated at 375 hp. The rotating assembly has been peened, balanced and blueprinted. Forged 11:1 TRW Pistons were used, complete with moly rings. The block was also bored, honed and decked. The cam used is a lunati .268 465/465. The heads are 62cc camel hump close chamber heads, complete with new guides and hardened seats. To top the power plant off, is a edelbrock performer rpm intake and Holley street avenger carb. Handling the spark is an msd 6al box and hei electronic distributor.
The body was stripped and quarter panels, rear wheel wells, and trunk floor sides removed due to hidden rust, and replaced. The floor had a few small rust holes that were patched. The bottoms of the door were rotten, hidden by layers of body filler. The car had an abundance of filler throughout the body panels, which were stripped and patched and straightened properly, as needed. The doors and all panels were the. Aligned properly and body work commenced. Not a speck of rust remains on this car. The body was coated in "race red", a 2015 ford color.
The windshield and rear glass have been replaced with new units, as well as the stainless trim. All rubber seals and body gaskets and mounts were replaced at the same time.
Interior includes new seats, headliner, etc. The original door panels and dash were cleaned up and are in very good shape. A new speedometer lens and SS center console clock were installed. For music, a modern, vintage looking "retro sound" head unit was installed, along with modern speaker, hidden in the original locations.
The original frame was rotten, so the body was removed from the frame and the underside cleaned up and under coated. The new frame was disassembled, sandblasted, epoxied and painted gloss black. All suspension bushings were replaced with polyurethane and a disc brake conversion was installed up front.
After the car was assembled, the full stainless steel exhaust and ceramic coated headers were installed, as well as a custom made transmission cross member.
Rolling attire is 14" Cragar SS mags and bf Goodrich radial t/a's for that timeless muscle car look.