All-Original 1969 Chevrolet Impala Shows Up With a Mileage You Probably Won't Believe

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Photo: eBay seller xchiefstephen
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The Impala was already the king of the Chevrolet castle after the 1965 performance. It was the best-selling model in the GM brand's lineup, and sales remained strong in the last years of the decade.
The 1969 release continued the same trend despite a decline in sales. Chevrolet sold over 1.1 million full-size cars, and the Impala remained the number one model with 777,000 units. The Caprice, which debuted in 1965 as an Impala option and gained series status a year later, was the runner-up with 166,000 units.

The Bel Air was now third in the charts, followed by the significantly more affordable Biscayne, both sharing the styling and part of the features with the Impala.

Chevrolet operated several notable changes in 1969, and the most important concerned the Super Sport.

The SS debuted in 1961 as a $53 package for the Impala and rapidly evolved to become a major sales catalyst for full-size buyers interested in the performance side of their cars.

1969 Chevrolet Impala
Photo: eBay seller xchiefstephen
Chevrolet only offered the Super Sport as part of an SS 427 package, which was exclusively offered to Impala Custom Coupe, Sport Coupe, and convertible buyers. It could be had for $422 and included a heavy-duty 3-speed manual transmission, 15-inch wheels, a new suspension, bucket seats, and a vinyl interior. The standard SS engine was the 427ci unit with 390 horsepower, but the COPO upgrade allowed buyers to increase the power output to 425 HP.

However, the Super Sport was already becoming rarer among Impala buyers. SS sales this year included only 2,425 units.

The Impala in these pictures doesn't come with the SS package, as it was born as a Custom Coupe fitted with the 327ci engine. The small block was one of the most popular engine choices in 1969 – it developed 235 horsepower and was offered as the base V8 choice. Customers could also order the 350 with 255 and 300 horsepower, the two 427 versions, or stick with the 250 six if they didn't mind the lazy mill on the cheapest Impala.

1969 Chevrolet Impala
Photo: eBay seller xchiefstephen
While many people might be disappointed to see this Impala being fitted with the base V8 choice, there's something a lot more important than the engine under the hood. The car has only 7,000 miles (that's approximately 11,250 km for our European readers), and the mileage is believed to be original to the car. The Impala is unrestored, unaltered, un-you name it. It's in the same shape as on day one and needs nothing.

It's a time capsule whose place should be in a museum or a heated garage, and you can tell it's a head-turning machine by looking at the paint. You won't find any nicks or dings, as the body is spotless. eBay seller xchiefstephen says the Impala wears the factory Frost Green paint paired with a gold cloth interior. It's incredible how everything was preserved in such a great shape, with the owner insisting the cabin "looks factory new."

Chevrolet wanted the Impala to be a highly customizable full-size car so customers could choose from 15 exterior colors and six two-tone combinations. The number of options was also impressive and included anything from power front disc brakes (not installed on this Impala, as it sports drum brakes all around) and power door locks to cruise control and a sport steering wheel. The most expensive option on the 1969 Impala was air conditioning, which could be had for over $463, depending on the ordered version.

1969 Chevrolet Impala
Photo: eBay seller xchiefstephen
Everything looks to be in tip-top shape, and you don't have to worry about typical classic car issues, such as floor rust. You should still order a third-party inspection or check it out in person, but once you put this Impala on a lift, you should expect nothing but clean undersides.

The Impala is currently with its third owner, but it has been properly cared for throughout its life, no matter who owned it. It came out of Minnesota and is now parked in storage, away from anything that could damage its beautiful condition.

A 1969 Impala in this condition is rare, and more importantly, it's impossible to find with this number on the clock. However, I can't stress enough how important it is for the buyer to order a third-party inspection or verify everything in person. It's the only way to make sure that what you see is also what you get, and God knows that such a cool car isn't something you find every day. People could jump at the opportunity to buy this car despite not selling for pocket money.

1969 Chevrolet Impala
Photo: eBay seller xchiefstephen
The owner posted the car on eBay with a reserve, but the Buy It Now price is close to the starting bid. You can get it without a fight by paying $42,000. Nobody entered the race to take it home so far, so it'll be interesting to see how fast this rare Impala sells.

You can find the car in Wappingers Falls, New York.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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