1969 Chevrolet Impala SS Custom Coupe
Rare L72 with AccuAir
Here is a rare one. This is a true 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS L72 427ci/425hp Custom Coupe. It is the rarest Impala ever produced. Chevrolet only made 2,455 SS Impalas in 1969 and of those cars only 546 received the L72 motor. However, most were Sport Coupes, not Custom Coupes with the vinyl top. This car is so scarce, you can't even find it on Hagerty, the biggest classic car insurance company in the world. Please educate us if you find another one like it for sale because we can't find any. Luckily for this car, we have documentation to prove its authenticity.
In April of 1969, one Carroll Renfro purchased this car through Edde Chevrolet of Rutledge Tennessee. It was ordered with the following options: 1969 Impala SS Custom Coupe, 427ci/450hp L72 Engine, Medium Blue (LeMans Blue) paint and black vinyl top, Parchment (Pearl White) interior, TH400 Turbo Hydromatic transmission, 3.73:1 Posi-Traction rear end, AC delete, Power Steering, Power Brakes. This information comes from a signed and notarized affidavit from the owner of the Chevrolet dealership that sold the car brand new. We also have a copy of the original MSO that states this vehicle was a sold as a 427/425 car. When the car was found before its restoration, it had the original single 3/8" fuel line on the car. Only 427/425 cars had a single 3/8" fuel line. A meticulous Impala fanatic then performed a frame off restoration right back to factory specifications. Unfortunately the original engine for this car was lost prior to restoration. The restorer was fortunate enough to locate a stamped 1969 L72 Counter Exchange (CE), which is still acceptable by judging standards.
This car was fully restored in 2004 and was featured in the October 2011 Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine with a three-page spread. As already stated, the article focuses on how almost all 427's came with 390hp ratings but this one boosted 425hp with 11.0:1 compression, solid lifters, forged crankshaft, aluminum intake and a 780-CFM Holley 4bbl carb. Due to its unicorn-like status, our client found the car for sale a couple years later and had to have it. He then took it from car show winner and made it concours, while adding some flare of his own. The big one being the expensive Ridetech Suspension/Airbags with the AccuAir Dual Compressors and control module (see video). He also added a 2600 Stall Converter and 3-inch wrapped stainless side exhaust with Flowmasters. All original components were saved and can be bolted on as a new owner sees fit.
This Impala is the quintessential head turner. It has been babied with no expense spared in service. It just had a fresh Brad Penn oil change. It has always been garage kept and mainly trailed on the open road. It fires on command and has an awesome soundtrack. Be sure to watch the video and check out over 175 photos on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with questions. Thank you for looking.