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1967 Impala 427 4 speed SS Convertible

1967 Impala 427 4 speed SS Convertible trim tag decode help, I think I got most but want to double check
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 01:54 PM
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Built 3rd week of December 1966
16867 1967 Impala SS Convertible
Built tin the Los Angeles plant body ID # 271
Gold bucket seats B-Buckets
G-2 Granada Gold, Black Conv't top
EX Tinted Glass, Power windows
2LN M20 Trans, Stereo Multiplex
4D SS 427
5Y Deluxe F&R belts

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Is that a 427 SS car with a 435 horse engine? Or an Impala SS with a 427 390 horse motor under the hood. They were two different cars. The SS427 is as rare as hen's teeth.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 01:33 AM
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Dave, there was never a 435 horse 427 offered in a B body.
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Actually, the 427 that was available in the SS427 (as well as other full-sized Chevrolets) was rated at 485 horsepower. This was was the only 427 available in 1967 in the full-sized Chevrolet line.

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Actually, the 427 that was available in the SS427 (as well as other full-sized Chevrolets) was rated at 485 horsepower. This was was the only 427 available in 1967 in the full-sized Chevrolet line.
I know you meant 385 horsepower!
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There were over a 1,000 425 horse L-72 high performance big blocks installed in full size Chevrolets in 1966

Rare V-8 Performance History - Musclecar Mania 1966-1969 - Super Chevy Magazine

The two door sedan Biscayne was the favorite body style as it was lighter and stiffer than the four door Caprice. It did very well in Super Stock class racing but not as well as the 350 horse 327 L-79 in a fly weight Chevy II which owned Super Stock in 1966. !967 saw the introduction of the Camaro so the factory shut down the L79 option in 1967 with only six being built (two of them went to Grumpy to replace his wrecked 1966 Chevy II SS).

The 430 horse L-88 was offered in the Carvette and the Full size B-body as a special order (Not a COPO, just a regular pay cash up front at the dealer and it was delivered when built). It was only offered in these two bodies as an RPO. To get one in a Chevelle or a Camaro required a COPO that had to be authorized by Vince Piggins. Because the L-88 was a race car engine (required 103 octane) it had no warranty and was a very rare option in a full size car, but they were made, and raced in Super Stock class racing.

They were not the most street friendly of engines, and it had the street manners of a Z/28 Camaro. I owned five of these engines that I bought as a "Service Part"; or better described as parts; as the biggest chunk of the engine that you could buy in 1967 was the short block, everything else was bought individually, and assembled because it wasn't offered as a complete crate engine until 1969. I installed them in Camaro or Nova bodies (I put an all cast iron L-72 427 in a Chevy II but that was a disaster).

Here are few pictures off the web of these never made cars:

http://image.adam.automotive.com/f/3...ayne+front.jpg

http://image.superchevy.com/f/142430...yne-orange.jpg

http://image.superchevy.com/f/283654...MGP6822.JPGjpg


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Oops, yes --> 385....Thanks, Darth!

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427 info

Based on GM records there were no L88 1966 Cars produced at all. Not of any model including no Corvettes.

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