Introducing myself. Names Don. Wife and I just got our 67 two door hardtop in May. Rebuilt the original 327 (as far as I know). Anyways, excited as hell to be here. Posted some pics and looking for lessons learned from your experiences. About our baby? I posted some pics on my profile. She needs alot of work. Thanks.
Nice car to work with. I can't even remember the last time I was in a 67, I forgot how big the gauges are. I bet you could actually see the needle move on the gas gauge driving it down the road. It's simply amazing that these cars can still be found and in this condition. Welcome to the site Don.
1. Remove yours and send them to a shop like "Redline Gauges" where they can 'restore' your gauges for you.
2. Try Ebay for a used set. (still a small gamble there.....)
3. Buy new at any of a half dozen Impala parts retailers like YearOne, Classic Impala, Hubbards, Impala Bob, etc. (speaking of Impala Bob, he may have a used set too and he'd make sure they work probably)
I had a new 67 327 four speed with a bench seat. When I ordered it I had to put $200 down because the dealer said if I didn't take it nobody would. Funny, the day I got the car somebody did take the car that night and burned out the clutch and put 10% wear on the rear tires. That turned out to be a troublesome car after that. Insurance fixed it but it never seemed like a new car.
Good luck with yours.
Yes I bought it brand new. It cost $2700. What a beautiful car it was. It had a 327 cu in 250 hp with a bench seat and a four speed. It was not really fast but was fun to drive. I kept it two years then traded it for a new 69 Chevelle convertible. That car was fast. Good luck with yours.