What was the factory color? Looks to be in pretty good shape from what I can see. It what you can not see that you have to worry about though!
She was that blueish/torquoise color I believe. The car had a lot of red and gray primer on the car before and most of the car was sanded down when I bought it with very little paint so its hard to tell, i suppose I could de-code it... The previous owner patched in a couple panels in the floor and rockers and the drivers fender is replaced. I could actually get a good look at all the metal and frame so I am happy with it. I rattled canned it flat black for now because there was a lot of exposed metal. I want to get it running and driving good before I tackle the body. The frame is very nice and I grinded that down and undercoated it already.
On a side note, it has been funny buying parts from the local Napa, O'reilly et al and talking to the parts guys again. But nowadays its different, sample comments/questions:
Me: "Its a 65 impala, 327, air, powerglide..."
Kid at NAPA: " is that a V6?'
Me: " Need fuel pump 327..."
Other kid at NAPA: "Did that come with an electric pump?"
Me: "Need a tranny pan gasket for a TH350" (Powerglide was replaced)
O'reilly Guy: "Hmmm, what is that? what kind of car? Hmmm, is that an Auto? Hmmm, we are going to have to order that in"
Me: "you're kidding right? that is probably the most popular tranny in the history of mankind"
In the early 90's when I had another 65 the parts guy's were still able to go grab any SBC part from the shelf with out looking the part up on the computer. Times have changed since last go around.
I will admit that when i needed an EGR valve for the wifes Acura they were all over that.