These are 2 Impalas that I am looking at. They are very different. The black one is a 1969 numbers matching SS 427 390hp. The otheer is a 1967 custom with a date coded 427 390 hp. They are very different cars with different prices. Please let me know what you think. Thanks
I am a big fan of the 67 myself. Next to 66 (my year) I like 67 the best. The 68 and 69 started to be regulated to have certain safety features and smog equipment. To me the 67 was an ideal year for these big chevy muscle cars. With that being said the 69 still looks nice and would be happy with either one.
Chad, I hope you know that all you are going to get in responses are the personal preferences. If you have posted more details like price, restoration type, etc you may get more detailed opinions. That said, I was never big fan of the wrap around front bumper on 69 so my vote goes to 67.
As a side note to Paul: What smog equipment does the 68/69 have? I have 70 and as far as I know all my car has is a PCV valve.
The 67 was put through a full rotisserie restoration. price asking $39000 The 69 from what I know was never restored maybe painted once but just very well maintained with new crome,shocks, and other parts. asking pric $29000
Can't go wrong either way. If you are buying for yourself to enjoy, identify what you like and dislike about each, and compare apples to apples.
I never plan on selling my 65', so re-sale and value are meaningless. Current cost, and cost of additional things to get it where you want it should be considerations. There is no bad choice here! Let us know how it turns out!
As mentioned by a couple other people, It depends on what you're looking for. The '69 seems like a better deal based on price, but if you want a pro touring type car the '67 is probably a better bet.
Having said that I don't think I would spends $39K on that '67, that seems like a lot of money for what it is. Check out both thoroughly and decide what you want, it's a tough decision but one you have to make yourself.
I had agreed with them that I would not talk about it any more. But ripoffreport dosen't erase any of their complaints. I am not here to talk s&!% about anyone but it was a major issue. I am now just looking for your help in finding a great Impala for myself.
Since there are more registered 69 SS on the road that orgionally built I would need some hard proof that it is one, although it looks great. While the 67 is also very nice that price, IMO with the market being down seems a little high, unless you are looking for more of a driver than an investment.
Since there are more registered 69 SS on the road that orgionally built...
I'd believe that. Back in '97 I came across (for sale) an all original white '69 vert with a 427 for a measly $2900 IIRC. 10 years later I found the very same car for sale at a classic car dealer, with SS badges and stated as a "rare original SS'... and they wanted a lot more for it too.
Even though the '69 may not be an original SS, I'd still choose it in a heartbeat for several (but personal) reasons.
1. The '69/'70 body style is my favorite
2. I love black paint
3. I love red interiors
4. I like stock looking Impalas over the modified ones
5. The price is a lot less than the '67
Thae way I look at it is there are so many parts available to make a 67 into an SS or anything and have the correct design for it for example the 4 spd. hump. The 69 as for 68-70 are not recognized yet by the aftermarket as much; example a 4 spd hump which is not reproduced or even considered. So in my opinion go with the 69 if its a true SS. But as mentioned the price is a little lofty.