1969 Chevrolet Impala Coupe
Coupe Car for sale in Cologne, Minnesota 55322
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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Super solid 1969 Impala Custom that spent up until 2008 on the west coast. Original numbers matching 300hp 350, turbo 350 automatic, 12 bolt posi rear end. Power steering, manual brakes and windows. All original body, floors, glass and chrome. Just drove it 200 miles after being in storage for over 7 years. Mechanic removed the distributor, lubricated the cylinders, drained the fuel and replaced the rubber fuel lines before starting it. When I purchased it in 2008 it was listed as having 68k on the car. I had it transported to MN and I've only put about 400 miles total on it since then. At some point the odometer stopped working. I had the cable replaced but it still isn't working. I can't say for sure, but based on the condition and paperwork that came with the car I'm fairly confident this 50 year old car really only has less than 69k on it. Items I've replaced include; distributor, plugs, plug wires, trans cooler lines, radiator, hoses, belts, thermostat, engine wiring harness, starter, forward light wiring harnesses, battery tray, and battery (though it is old now, but still working). Added silver 15x8 knock off rally rims, center caps and trim rings and mounted P275/60R BFG Radial T/As. Items purchased that have not been installed include; reman AC compressor, roof rail weather strip, side glass weather strip, qtr glass weatherstrip, all side glass and door weatherstripping. All glass and chrome trim is original and 95% of it is in excellent condition. A few dings in some of the wheel trim and the rear bumper has a dent and some minor rust. I painted the interior floor and trunk with a product called POR15 thinking it would help protect it over time. Probably shouldn't have since the original metal is solid. I installed a layer of EZ cool foil sided insulation under the carpet and you can see it up behind the rear seat in the pics. I have all the trim, both interior and exterior. The carpet, front seat, dash pad (no cracks), sail panels and door panels are in very good condition. Interior needs a headliner and rear seat foam and cover, but everything else is there to put back together. I had the front clip off and repainted by an acquaintance back to the factory color. The car was repainted back in the 90s the wrong color blue and frankly it was not very good paint work. I literally began removing that repaint by using rubbing compound. What you see on the driver door is back to the original paint, though it doesn't look right anymore. Inside the doors and jambs is still the original paint. The body, floors, trunk and frame are very solid. I was going to replace the vinyl top and you can see the glue remnant on the top and there are a few minor rust spots exposed once I removed the old top. I've had others of this year that needed extensive body work around the glass once the vinyl was removed. This one will only need minor attention before painting or putting new vinyl on. The trunk lid has some minor rust on the rear lip and underneath the front edge. Comes with a California car cover. Have the original protecto-plate and warranty card and owners manual. When I bought it the car came with a photo album and a sheet that showed some of the maintenance done over the years with the mileage. Apparently a previous owner took it to some shows back in the 90s, mayber early 2000s. It still runs and drives well. The front end probably has had parts replaced because I was surprised how well it handled on the 200 mile trip I just took. The mechanic I took it to before driving it investigated low compression on the #8 cylinder and determined the intake valve isn't seating properly. I don't think this engine has ever had any internal work done to it, so not surprising, though it ran smoothly for me on the 200 mile drive. VIN is 164479L041017 and I have the clear title. Not sure why auto trader site doesn't recognize the VIN. It wouldn't take a great deal of effort to have this big body, 50 year old piece of history looking great again.
Classic Car ID101199352
ConditionDriveable, needs minor body work, paint, headliner and rear seat foam/cover.
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
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