1965 Chevrolet Impala SS
4 Speed SS
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS
400ci V8 - 4 Speed Manual - Fully Restored - 4500 Miles Since Restored
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The newly restyled Impala for '65 is a car that GM advertised as a car that pampers passengers and driver, and as a car with a beautiful new shape. This Impala which is finished in Evening Orchid is a restored example which could pamper occupants and deliver a surprise punch thanks to a 400ci V8 under the hood. The elegant looks and docile color could fool a number of people!
It's highly likely that this car's first owner was a woman who liked the styling and the color of this Impala SS. Maybe a spouse, or friend convinced her to go with the sportier SS package as well. We can make assumptions all day long, but what we do know is that this is a car that is in great condition now. The car has been restored in the original color, not changed to something a little sportier or flashier. In our eyes that makes this car really special. The color that we are speaking of is called Evening Orchid - such an elegant, fancy name which fit right in with the other subdued colors offered by Chevrolet in '65.
This car has no interruptions to the coke-bottle lines, just smooth body lines thanks to body panels that fit just as they should. Chrome bumpers, trim, lights, and even the “327” badging are all there and in great condition. Once seated in the car the comfortable interior is tidy, and has a number of desirable details. Obviously attention to detail was important during the restoration of the interior. Bucket seats, console, “SS” badging on the door panels, sweeping speedometer, Impala 2 spoke steering wheel with chrome horn ring, retracting front seat belts, clock, factory tach, and three pedals to go with the 4 speed manual transmission.
It left the Arlington Texas assembly plant with a 327ci V8 under the hood, but thanks to a few changes during the restoration process, a 400ci V8 found its way into the engine bay. Finished in orange as it would've been from the factory and badged as a 327, the 400 pumps out more power than the 327 and makes a great sound. Putting the pedal down and taking the car through the gears is something that will leave you grinning.
Don't let the color, or the docile looks fool you, this Impala SS is ready to lay down some rubber. The SS trim, two door coupe configuration, 400ci V8 mated to a 4 speed, and having gone through a full restoration are all great points on this special car. Make room in your collection for this elegant sports car. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
1 - GM Division: Chevrolet
66 - Model: Impala SS V8
37 - Body Style: 2 Door Sport Coupe
5 - Year: 1965
R - Assembly Plant: Arlington, Texas
173926 - Production Numbers
Trim Tag Decode:
ST 65-16637 - 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS V8 2 Door Coupe
TR 802 - White/Black
Paint PP - Evening Orchid
04B - 2nd Week of April Production Date