St. John's

28 July 2012

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Lot 102

1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible

  • Chassis no. 168677J221485

Sold for $37,400


385 bhp, 427 cu. in. RPO L36 V-8 engine with single four-barrel carburetor, Muncie four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119"



• Triple black with a thundering 427 V-8 four-speed combination

• Well equipped with desirable features and options, including A/C

• Restored in 2006 and acquired by the current owner in 2007; sparingly driven



Chevrolet’s “big block” performance originated in 1958 with the “W” head 348-cubic inch “Turbo-Thrust” V-8, which began as a truck engine but found its way into the all-new Impala for 1958. Relentlessly developed, it grew to 409-cubic inches and 425 bhp by 1962, and Chevy’s Biscaynes and Impalas utterly dominated the emerging Super Stock classes at the drag strip and were strong performers in NASCAR competition until GM again distanced itself from racing in 1963. Nonetheless, Chevrolet engineers quietly continued their work, developing the 409’s successor, the all-new Mark IV 396-cubic inch big block V-8, which debuted in 1965.



Continuing to bask in the glow of the early-1960s glory days when Chevrolet’s full-size Impala and lightweight Biscayne ruled the street and strip, full-size Chevrolets received all-new bodywork for 1965 and again for 1967. Deceptively large with crisp, taut lines, the full-size Chevrolets were available with the enlarged 427-cubic inch Mark IV V-8 beginning in 1967, supported by an ever-growing list of powertrain and suspension options to harness its massive output.



Handsomely presented in triple black, this 1967 Impala SS427 Convertible received a highly detailed body-on restoration in 2006, and it was acquired by the current owner in 2007. Driven sparingly and reported to run well, the Impala is highly equipped with the 385 horsepower Regular Production Option L36 427-cubic inch V-8, a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, and such desirable features as factory-installed air conditioning, gauge package, power brakes, and power steering tilt wheel. Now offered for sale only to allow the current owner to focus his collecting efforts on vehicles of the classic era, this 1967 Impala SS427 is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of big block, full-size Chevrolet performance on the market, in its most desirable open form.

Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is offered without reserve.

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Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

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Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

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David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

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California, United States

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United Kingdom

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