One-owner ’68 Impala SS Sport Coupe with 427

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As if a 1968 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe with its original 427cid V8 isn’t rare enough, the Pick of the Day has been a one-owner car and was ordered with a front bench seat, according to the Englewood, Colorado, dealership advertising the car on ClassicCars.com. 

“It shouldn’t be news to anyone that Impalas like this 1968 SS 427 are being snatched up by collectors as quickly as they can find them,” the dealer states in that ad. “427 V8 power, full-sized comfort, lots of options, uniqueness and rarity. 

“You’re looking at a one-owner, all-original 1968 Impala SS 427 that is one out of 1,778 ever built. Included is the original owner’s manual and Protect-O-Plate. This car has been well cared for and stored indoors for the last 20 years with less than 2,000 miles put on it during this time. 

“This is the real-deal numbers matching 427 SS 4-Speed car everyone wanted back in 1968.”

Cloth-covered front bench seat

The dealer points out that the car was ordered, and originally delivered to Glendale, California, without the usual Z03 options code, which meant it came out of the assembly plant with a cloth-covered bench rather than vinyl interior with front bucket seats. 

While largely stored for the past 20 years the car did undergo service, including rebuilding the front suspension, a new clutch, new brakes and engine tuneup.

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“Overall the car runs great, all the lights and gauges work as well as the A/C compressor, even the door buzzer still works,” the dealer notes. 

“The interior is very clean and the dash and gauges almost look brand new.”

The car shows 82,880 miles on its odometer.

The asking price is $54,900.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The mileage might show 82880 miles but, because the numbers are not in a straight line,( like the 2 is up and the first 8 is down) shows that the car has over 100,000 miles, just like G.M planned, that is, when the speed-o rolls over the mileage numbers or never in a straight line again. G.M proved that in a court of law, in the early 60s.

      • I have never seen a more beautiful car, than the one my dad bought, and sold to me in 1973 = 1968 Chevrolet Impala 2dr Coupe, automatic with 327 4 barrel, that ran the best at about 90 mph, it was candy red, with a white landau roof, with white leather interior bench seat. I told him, when I bought a compact, he could have it back, big mistake he didn’t think I was serious. I’ve never seen another one like it. My dad is 93, and if I could find anything on it? Wow!! They should all be RED.

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