New to site, considering a 66 SS
Found this site cruising around looking for info on a car I'm considering purchasing. I've been in the market for an older car for some time. Definitely looking at Impala's and found what I think to be a good deal.
What I know about the car, chime in if anything sounds fishy? I know a fair amount about older cars, but definitely not as much as the members here (why I'm posting!)
It's a 1966 396SS w/ power glide. Drums all around. Car is very clean, everything works except the AC. Interior is a 9 out of 10, I couldn't find a spot of rush. I'm yet to drive it, but did give it a good once over, and watched it idle in 100 degree heat for 10 minutes with no leaks/boil overs.
Main purpose of the car will be cruising with my wife and 2 daughters (like the big back seat for the car seats).
Not sure long term what I'll do with the car, but definitely would consider upgrading the brakes/trans/rear end if I ever decide to go a little faster.
He's asking just over $14k, which I thought was fair for the condition. Plus it's white, which I definitely like.
Other than validating it's a true SS (which I'm honestly not all that worried about), what else should I be looking for on the car that may come up as an issue.
Also, how is the power glide on the highway? Speed limits out here are 70, not sure it can comfortably cruise at that speed?
How are parts to come by for these cars? Haven't done my research to see how readily available upgrades/replacement parts are, I know they're not like the Camaro/Nova/Chevelle crowd, but figured there was a decent amount.
Thanks in advance for any comments.