22k Original Miles: 1967 Chevrolet Impala

This 1967 Chevrolet Impala might not be loaded with optional extras, but it more than makes up for this shortcoming by having a genuine 22,400 miles on its odometer. In “Chevy-Speak,” that’s barely broken in, which means that it still has plenty of life left to offer its next fortunate owner. If you would like to be that person, you will find the Impala located in Tucson, Arizona, and listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has reached $19,067, but this remains short of the reserve. If this is a must-have and you want to bypass the whole auction scene, you could hit the BIN option at $31,000.

The current owner sourced and fitted a set of reproduction fender skirts, but otherwise, this Butternut Yellow Impala remains original and unmolested. The paint shines beautifully, with no scratches or problems that would require attention. The panels are as straight as an arrow, with gaps that are tight and consistent. There is no mention of any prior accident damage or repair work, and the Impala’s overall condition suggests that it hasn’t led a hard life. Rust can be a nightmare in any car from this era if it hasn’t been treated with care. It seems that this Impala has a history of being stored in a dry garage when it isn’t in use, and combined with a life lived in drier climes, it’s no surprise to find that it remains completely rust-free. The original owner may have been shopping for his classic on a budget, which could explain why he ordered it with a tinted windshield, with all of the remaining glass untinted. The glass is in fantastic condition, while the exterior trim and chrome are more impressive again. Even the damage-prone hubcaps appear to be clean, and with narrow whitewall tires gracing the original wheels, the overall impression that this Chevy conveys is hugely positive.

Apart from the odometer reading, one of this Impala’s greatest attractions is its consistency across the entire vehicle. The exterior presentation is superb, and the interior offers more of the same. It is upholstered in a combination of Black vinyl and cloth, and there is literally nothing that I can fault with its condition and presentation. There is no wear on the seats or other upholstered surfaces, the dash is flawless, the pad has no cracks, while the carpet and headliner are in as-new condition. However, for those expecting life in the lap of luxury, they’re going to find that the original owner didn’t go nuts with the order form. The original pushbutton AM radio is intact, and that appears to be about your lot. I suspect that with all of that Black trim, things would have the potential to get pretty warm on a sunny day with no air conditioning. However, there are plenty of windows to lower to encourage airflow. It’s what I refer to as “2/50” air conditioning. That’s two windows down at 50mph, and that system works beautifully on my daily driver.

The original owner did give a passing nod to effortless motoring when he ordered the Impala. With those thoughts uppermost in his mind, he chose to equip the vehicle with a 283ci V8, a two-speed Powerglide transmission, and power steering. That little V8 should be producing around 195hp, which is enough to propel the Chevy through the ¼ mile in 18.9 seconds. That’s not fast, but this Impala is not pretending to be a muscle car. It is a family car capable of seating six people in comfort, and as such, that number would have been considered respectable in 1967. The owner purchased the vehicle around 15-years-ago, and he has only clocked around 500 miles in that time. He has kept the car well maintained, and any mechanical work has been performed on an as-needed basis. He has fitted a new alternator and water pump, along with all new hoses and belts. The front end has received attention, as have the brakes and several other aspects of the vehicle’s drivetrain. The owner hasn’t had to perform any significant work, so the engine and transmission remain untouched. The car runs and drives well and is ready for some immediate classic motoring with a new owner behind the wheel.

There’s something rewarding about taking a tired and battered classic and transforming it into a thing of beauty. However, it is not a path that suits everybody. I will never look down on the person who buys a turn-key classic because their passion will almost certainly be as great, if not greater, than yours or mine. In most cases, they choose this path because tackling a project build is not viable for them. If you are one of those individuals, this 1967 Impala must look like an attractive proposition. It appears to need nothing and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. The bidding has been solid on this one, and it’s easy to see why. There’s still some time left on the eBay listing, so if it ticks the right boxes for you, maybe you should throw your hat into the ring. If you do, I could hardly blame you.

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Comments

  1. Moparman Member

    What a beauty! I’m conflicted, I like it both with and without the fender skirts, although I think it looks sleeker with them! Even though I prefer OEM wheels rather than wheel covers, I’d drive this one with them. It’s a shame that there isn’t a full complement of gauges to fill in the blanks in that lovely dash! GLWTA!! :-)

    Like 6
    • JoeNYWF64

      Could you get the aux gages(incl tach) with column shift & bench seat? Maybe not.
      Oddly, clocks were preferred over gages back in the day.
      I actually would have preferred Chevy carry over the futuristic ’63-64 dash thru 1970 – of course with the tach up front & center.

      • A.G.

        GM documentation indicates RPO U14 was the gauge package available on all full-sized 1968 Chevrolets. The tachometer was a dealer-installed accessory.

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      • JoeNYWF64

        A.G., could you get the tach & extra gages with the strait 6 motor(s) in the full size chevys in ’67? Maybe not!
        DEFINITELY not with either strait 6 in the 1st gen Camaros & ’68-74 novas, including, i bet, from the dealer. lol

  2. Will Fox

    Chevy’s factory fender skirts in `67 only looked good on Caprices; not Impalas. I’d lose those.

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    • On and On On and On Member

      I’ve got to agree, with those skirts it looses some beautiful lines. They’d look better hanging in the garage.

      Like 4
  3. Terrry

    I’m not crazy about the color, but this has all the right pieces and is in the right condition. You can’t go wrong driving this every day.

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  4. Vance

    I prefer this car to the long legged Elle Macpherson in her prime, skirtless.

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    • 86_Vette_Convertible

      Aunt and Uncle had a 67 Impala like this body except gold with a 327. I will admit I’d rather have had Elle M back in the day over this car, but I was younger then.

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  5. local_sheriff

    I instantly fell in love, first it’s a ’67 PLUS it’s wearing my favorite solid GM color in extremely good finish! Can’t think of any GM car of the era this color doesn’t look good on.
    Of course a 327 and 4spd would be more desirable; still; this is truly a car I’d love to own and an amazing survivor find. Someone cherished this car

    Like 7
  6. Rex Kahrs Member

    I can’t figure out why neither owner wanted to drive this car.

    If I weren’t driving it, I’d be out in the garage sitting in it! It’s an Impala-gasm!

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  7. Mike D

    A friend in high school had this. Triple black, 327. It was sinister.

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  8. Autoworker

    Owned the same optioned car except in Granada Gold. Would love this one.

    Like 4
  9. gbvette62

    All I can say is WOW. That thing is beautiful! There’s just something about the roof on 67-68 Impala Sports Coupes. They’re just so slick looking, especially for a full size car. The way the roof line flows into the trunk lid, is just so sexy!

    • JoeNYWF64

      Too bad Chevy did not put the futuristic ventless glass & offer the hidden headlites on the fastback for ’68 – only offered on the formal roof caprice(& ventless glass only on the 2 door).

  10. Blyndgesser

    We had a ‘67 Caprice four door in Madeira Maroon, with the 275 hp 327 and Turbo-Hydramatic. Great dash layout, lots of space and a nice smooth ride.

    Like 3
  11. Big Art

    Will don’t Really know Impalas … Those fender skirts look just fine right where there At …

    Like 1
  12. Big Art

    The 1967 Impala is one of the most Sleekest cars of the whole “ I hate to use this Bad Word on this Site “ Lowrider Community… Some of you Hot Roders just don’t know Chevy Cars all that well . They are the most Beautiful cars ever made . ( No Skirts ) you guys just don’t know .

  13. Jimmy

    Thanks for the write up on my 67. As the owner I can say the reason it was driven sparingly on my end is due to two factors. First is location. When I purchased this car, I lived in central Ohio. That means from Mid September through late May, essentially, not much great weather. I then moved to Tucson, driving older cars from Late March through mid October really does a number on paint, interior parts and tires. The second reason is the car’s low mileage. It’s hard to pile miles on something with such low mileage. And we have three other Impalas, a 68 convertible, and two 69’s. As for the skirts, they are currently off the car and stored in the trunk. I’ve had them off and on at various times.

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  14. Rex Kahrs Member

    I’m a Columbus boy myself, Jimmy.

    • Jimmy

      Not too far from you. I lived in Mount Vernon

  15. Car Guy Beancounter

    Interesting that for a sparsely equipped Impala, the original owner checked the box for the optional front fender lamps. These “parking lights” were in addition to the base car amber park and turn lamps located in the front bumper. These front fender lamps were standard on Caprice, optional on other models.
    Without these optional front fender lamps, there was simply a stamped trim piece on the front fenders with black paint accents. These front fender lamps came on with the headlamps, but were not turn signals.

    • karl

      It was probably not an ordered car , sparsely equipped Impalas would be all over dealer lots (as would higher line models) , so there would be no reason to order one. More likely is that it was delivered to the dealership that way, or the original buyer had them added on as an after purchase accessory. Adam always seems to assume the original owners special order their cars when the truth is most are off the lot sales.
      This is one beautiful car ; I hope it stays in a dry climate !

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  16. Gary

    I like in the south. No air, no way no chance be no how. 🤣

  17. 19sixty5 Member

    My prescription calls for Rally Wheels, the whitewalls are fine, and no fender skirts.

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  18. Dewey Gill

    A buddy had a 327 maroon one in the early 70’s. He had a tapper mounted where the Impala button is in the rear speaker and hooked to a quarter barrel in the trunk. A towel hid it when not in operation. Fruit flies in the summer were the only issue. Darn kids.

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  19. Kevin

    My favorite year impala!,really nice,I wouldn’t mess with it “much”,but everyone has their taste,skirts would go,hubcaps put aside with steelies,and rally’s instead,then start with headers and dual exhaust to wake up the lil 283,and enjoy the cruise ins.

  20. karl

    It was probably not an ordered car , sparsely equipped Impalas would be all over dealer lots (as would higher line models) , so there would be no reason to order one. More likely is that it was delivered to the dealership that way, or the original buyer had them added on as an after purchase accessory. Adam always seems to assume the original owners special order their cars when the truth is most are off the lot sales.
    This is one beautiful car ; I hope it stays in a dry climate !

    • Jimmy

      I have all the original purchase paperwork which will go with the car. It was most definitely not a special order, it was bought from dealer stock. The original owner traded a 61 Impala for it.

      Like 1
  21. Dominick Meo

    My Favorite Chevy
    I had a 1967 SS-427 385 HP 4 speed Muncie
    Maual steering
    I wish I still had it

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