1969 Impala Convertible Mystery Car
Hello Folks- This is my first post here, so let me first say "hey!". This looks like a really active community, so looking forward to spending some time here.
Now the long story.
In the early 80's my father bought a very nice looking blue 69 convertible Chevy in Washington. It appeared to have original paint, and generally be a very original looking, numbers matching car (factory finished interior, etc.). We enjoyed this car for many years in the pre-internet era. Eventually he made a gift of the car to my wife and I on our wedding day, so now it's mine.
Here's where it gets weird. The car is an SS badged, 1969, Caprice Convertible. The astute amongst you will quickly say, "there's no such thing". I tend to agree. The rest of you will say "No way it's an SS427", and frankly I could almost care less except for the following:
A couple of years ago the car was stolen from my house. It was ultimately recovered, but in very poor cosmetic shape (paint stripped, decals and trim removed, etc. etc.). The whole drive train, etc. were still intact, but it was a shadow of it's former self. I put it back together the best I could, but was never really happy with the result. Which brings us to present day. I want to bring the car back to it's original form. Something really nice and tight. Unfortunately, I don't know what that is!
The VIN decodes as a 69 Impala Convertible Big Block. The car has a numbers matching 427 block (390HP variant). It's badged as an SS and has all of the SS equipment as far as I can tell (wheels, trim, disc brakes, etc.). It's also badged as a Caprice, and has all original Caprice equipment and interior as well as hide away headlights, hood mounted turn signals, remote locking trunk, etc. etc.
And that's all I know. Anyone want to venture a guess as to what this car actually is? I'm linking the VIN and Cowl Tag in this post. I've looked every conceivable location for the Build sheet and none still exists.
Thanks! Comments welcome.