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In Storage for Years: Nantucket Blue 1967 Impala Convertible Needs a New Home

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Photo: eBay seller cadolac
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The Impala remained Chevrolet's best-selling model after the 1965 record when it shipped over one million units, with the Impala SS also enjoying strong demand.
The 1967 model year reached 575,000 units, while the Super Sport tags were installed on over 76,000 units.

The Impala was available in six versions, and the base engine remained the six-cylinder unit, producing 155 horsepower. The base V8 was the famous 283, but customers could choose from a long list of optional units, starting with the L30 327, rated at 275 horsepower. The top unit was the L72 427 with 425 horsepower, which could cost $542 extra.

The Impala in these photos was equipped with the 327, so the first customer paid $92.70 to get this small-block unit on their car. The mill still starts and runs, and a video shared by eBay seller cadolac reveals that it still sounds healthy.

The convertible spent years in storage, but the owner doesn't share more specifics. However, judging from its condition, it's been stored in proper conditions, and the rust isn't a major concern. It's not a showstopper either, and while the floors are good and the Nantucket Blue paint is gorgeous, I'd still put the car on a lift to inspect the undersides.

The owner explains on eBay that the carburetor must be rebuilt, while the top works but needs some attention because the rear glass is separated at the bottom. The interior also looks in good shape, but it'll need some repairs.

The seller claims the car is "original," but I'd thoroughly inspect this promise before committing to a purchase. A 1967 Impala in such a solid shape with everything original, despite not being an SS, is a desirable model, especially when loaded with options like air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes. The engine starts right up, and the car drives, but you shouldn't consider this Impala roadworthy without a complete verification of everything under the hood.

The selling price makes sense for this Impala project, especially because it requires more attention. It's listed on eBay with a $23,900 price tag, but the owner also enabled the Make Offer option, meaning they are willing to listen to other offers if someone is interested in buying their vehicle. The convertible has already caught some attention on the auction site, with 40 people watching the listing, albeit it's unclear if anyone is involved in acquisition talks.

Meanwhile, the Impala sleeps in Lombard, Illinois, and despite coming in such good shape, you'd still have to take it home on a trailer. You should be able to drive around for a test-drive, though, considering its good shape and the working engine, but it's not prepared for a long journey.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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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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