Three On One Family Tree: 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS L30 Hardtop – Sold!
Some of the best car stories are the ones in which a single-family has owned a collector car since new. That’s what the seller of this 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS Two Door Hardtop posted on Craigslist in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey reports. He is currently asking $21,998, which a check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms is $300 less than the #3 “Good” estimate.
Coming off a successful redesign for 1965 that saw over one million Impalas produced, Chevrolet updated 1966 models with a revised grille and new rectangular taillights that replaced the triple round units. A chrome beltline strip shared with regular Impalas was added in response to complaints about door dings on the clean-lined 1965s. Inside were new “Strato-bucket” front seats with thinner and higher seat backs combined with a standard center console and optional gauge package. Sales of the 1966 Impala SS dropped by more than 50% to around 117,000 units; this was mainly due to the sport/performance car market switching from full-sized models to mid-size muscle cars combined with the emerging Pony Car trend created by the Ford Mustang and met with Chevrolet’s new Camaro for 1967.
With no interior, engine, or undercarriage pictures provided, you’ll definitely need to either receive more pictures of the car from the private seller or see the car in person to accurately assess this Impala’s condition. We like this car more for the likely intact story that goes along with being only one family owned since new. The three-on-the-tree three-speed manual makes this one of the more interesting Impala SS’s from that model year. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“It has a 327 engine with a 3 speed manual transmission. Shifter on the column. It has been in the family since new and I am selling to pay off a car loan. Leave message.“
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