This is the last chapter for the legendary 409 cubic-inch V8. The 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS is part of the final run of these big blocks, and this one celebrates that correctly with its numbers-matching motor and four-on-the-floor. In fact, as you look over this whole hardtop, it seems to properly celebrate being a significant classic. This coupe has a thoughtful mix of preservation and good investments. The trim tag tells us Regal Red paint is its original color. There was a professional respray about five years ago, and today it retains a nice gloss. And when combined with the good brightwork, this keeps the nostalgia factor high. This has the right signs of being a well-respected car - even the odometer is suspected of keeping the actual mileage. And where this is seen the best is in the quality of the straight sheet metal. And there are also terrific vintage details like classic factory wheel covers, whitewall tires, and SS badges. Overall, it has the kind of clean and crisp look that lets you know it revels in being a true classic. And its easy to understand why this its a revered coupe. The W-blocks were being phased out within the first few months of the 1965 model year. Its believed there were only about 2800 examples of 409 Impalas made, and of those only about 2k were the 340 horsepower version like this one. If that seems rare, also remember that GM was the worlds largest automaker in 1965, and the Impala was the most popular Chevy. So the figures we have indicate that this car represents less than .02 percent of Impalas made in 1965. It takes a mainstream car and truly turns it into an exotic! The black and white two-tone interior is also factory-correct. The seats, dash, headliner, and carpet have a crisp appearance. So it looks redone without losing the classic/original feel. In fact, this one likes to keep a stock style, right down to the working Delco AM/FM radio and interior lights that greet you when the door opens. You get all the best drivers features, like bucket seats up front, a center console in between, a grippy/thin steering wheel, a full set of gauges with tach, and a bright stick shift calling out for your right hand. So you may have the size to carry plenty of family and friends, but we bet youll even enjoy solo time in this Impala. We already know the 409 makes this one rare, and having the numbers-matching unit still under the hood makes it irresistible. And a motor this exceptional received the care and investment it deserves. That means bold block paint, polished valve covers, a correct-style Rochester four-barrel carburetor, and an overall tidy presentation that makes it ready to show off right now. Its the kind of appearance that says this car has been well-maintained, and the way the V8 runs readily reaffirms this feeling. Plus, the numbers-matching Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission allows you to dial in the performance of the motor and rumble of the dual exhaust. Add in power steering, a 12-bolt (likely Positraction) rear end, and modern tires, and this coupe is ready for cruising today. Complete with the owners manual, this is the best vintage pieces in a ready-to-drive package. Its an Impala of truly rare distinction, and its looking for a true collector. Is that you? Call today!!!