This is a 1968 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe and it can be found listed on the Nex-Tech Classifieds website. The seller is asking $1,800 or best offer for this car. Thanks to Gaylon S for sending in this find! This car is located in the great city of Great Bend, Kansas.
Admittedly, the photos aren’t the best, but this sure is a desirable body style, at least in my opinion. The Custom Coupe was new for the 1968 model year and a lot of buyers snapped these two-door hardtop cars up. Chevrolet also made a Sport Coupe with a sloping roofline. I wrote about a somewhat similar-condition car back in March but it was twice the money as this car is and it still didn’t have an operating engine or transmission! Not to mention the interior may be in better condition on the car for sale here.
This car was stored in a shed since 1982 so it needs some major elbow grease as you can see. The passenger side looks rougher than the driver’s side does, but both side need rust repair, but the floors and trunk are solid. New patch panels are available for the fenders and quarters if a person chose to go that route.
Ok, you’ll need a hazmat suit for sure! There will be some major mold and mildew to deal with on this car, which is unfortunate. Is there really any way to 100% remove that smell? If you have a basement, you probably know that some things can pick up a mildew odor even if your basement isn’t leaking, just from being moist. I’m guessing that even though this interior does look like it’s in nice condition, some of those fabrics and carpet will need to be replaced to make it really nice inside again. Perhaps a bigger issue is there is no title for this car, it’ll come with a bill of sale. That’s not that much trouble in some states, but in others it can create a headache.
A couple of sprays with detailer and a quick wipe and you’re in business! (kidding, of course) The seller says this this 275-hp 327 V8 isn’t running, but there is no word as to why. Is it stuck? Is there no spark? A dead battery? Gummed-up fuel system? I’m guessing all of the above, but hopefully the car wasn’t put into storage in 1982 because the engine didn’t work back then. What are your thoughts on this one? These things can all be repaired and this looks like it could be a good buy if a person has a couple of parts cars lying around.