1965 Chevrolet Impala Custom Wagon – Sold?

Nov 2020 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

December 15th Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.

Redesigned in 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than one million units in the United States.  That’s a record that stands to this day that will likely new be broken.  The all-new-for-65 full-size Chevrolets eschewed the previous “X” frame for a full-width perimeter frame, a new body that featured curved, frameless side glass (for pillar-less models), sharper angled windshield with newly reshaped vent windows, and redesigned full-coil suspension.

With so many examples produced, it’s not that hard to find a nicely customized Impala station wagon such as this example first listed in November 2020 on Craigslist in Marietta, Ohio with a negotiable seller/builder asking $20,000.  Using a stock model as a comparison, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the builder’s ask is $2,200 less than this guide’s current #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $22,200.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Nicely restored 1965 Impala Station wagon. Barely driven since restoration. Original 300HP 327 showing under 37,000 miles, 350 Turbo trans., Air ride. Ample sound system. The entire cargo area covered in durable black speaker cabinet material. All new interior. Runs and drives great.
LED headlights with LED angel eye rings with range of color selection. New, new, new engine and suspension parts replacements all taken care of. New 2.5″ exhaust and Flowmaster delta 50, low rumble, not too loud mufflers. I’ve dumped over $35K into it, but need to sell. $20,000 or best offer. I cannot deliver, but will assist transport company pickup.
Only a couple minor issues remain. Haven’t polished and installed stainless door window trim. An occasional rattle I haven’t yet debugged.
I’ve retained the original column shift parts and nice recovered front and rear bench seats which go with the sale.
The current stripe will be removed and I can design and install a similar stripe of your preference if desired.
The speakers in back have been downsized and fit more cleanly. There is an extra set of American Racing 17″ Torque Thrust rims. The pictures show new 15″
I’m interested in selling this, so don’t be afraid to haggle. I’d consider partial trade on low mileage ’99-’01 Cherokee sport, or gen 1 RX-7.”

What would you have the seller change the stripes to?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    I would ask the seller to change the stripe to a full wrap to cover that color, YAK…lol
    It appears the back seat is missing, removed to make more room for the sound system????
    It does appear the body is sound(pun) and the money sounds fair for what you will be getting. I might pull the trigger if there was someplace for me to park the long beast. I love wagons and 1965 Impalas. Check, and… check.


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