1969 Chevrolet Impala Convertible (Impala)
Last updated Mar 6, 2011
Purchased from the original owner a couple of years ago & drove it out of the garage where it was titled to when new. The Impala was built at the Doraville Georgia GM plant, then lived about 10 miles down the road in Decatur Georgia from April 16, 1969 until 2008.
The car has about 76,000 original miles and still has the build sheet, Protect-O-Plate, sales order, and all other documentation.
All original sheet metal with no rust, we took care of a few small bumps and bruises and painted the car in an original 1969 Silver instead of the Champaigne color it was born with. Black interior is original as is the 350/4 and Powerglide (for now). We did a refresh on the suspension and converted the original manual drums to power front discs w/2" drop spindles. The original (!) exhaust was replaced with a nice-sounding dual Magnaflow set up, and the original 14" steels and hubcaps were replaced with a set of repro 15" rallys.
The original grille parts were wrapped up and put away to stay with the car, and another nice grille was sourced from DVAP so that it could be painted black with chrome trim to mimic the SS grille and give the car a little bit more 'attitude' than the original argent paint.
The '69 and '70 Impalas are sort of the 'forgotten' Impalas of the great history of the nameplate, but this '69 is a good looking barge that is fun to go cruising with.
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