327-Powered Driver! 1966 Chevrolet Impala Wagon

The impala; an elegant African antelope known for long graceful leaps. This 1966 Chevrolet Impala reportedly “runs great!” After having its safety items inspected, this member of your herd should have no trouble leaping from place to place. Thanks to reader local_sheriff for spotting this beast in its natural habitat, Montgomery, Alabama. The listing here on eBay has attracted more than 25 bids and a market value above $4,500. If you don’t want this impala to slip free click Buy It Now to cage it tight for $6000.

This factory air-conditioned car is missing the compressor, but the seller includes it with the sale. Updated parts like the brake booster, thermostat housing, radiator, and alternator reinforce the assertion that this wagon is a driver. The 327 cid (5.4L) “Turbo-Fire” V8 made 275 HP and power is transmitted through the two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. Thanks to automobile-catalog.com for some details.

Other than air conditioning (worth every penny in Alabama), this wagon wears few options. With room for six (or nine in three-seat models), this full-sized wagon came ready for adventure.

In addition to plenty of room for sleeping bags and tents and fishing poles, these wagons offer a secret compartment under the trunk floor for flashlights, bricks of heroin, or an emergency bottle of Pepto Bismol. The seller describes a solid frame and some more serious rust spots. What look like mid-80’s Z28 wheels lend some style to the retro people-mover. Which Drive-In Theater would you visit if this big Chevy was yours?


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  1. 8banger David Mika Member

    And remember folks, a kilo of Mexican brown equals 2.2lbs – HA HA!

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  2. rpol35

    “Alabama didn’t title vehicles prior to 1975”. Really? That sounds like a potential problem at titling time.

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    • Glenn Schwass Member

      Neat. Not sure what it is worth and would have to see the floors. Would be nice to restore.

    • Miguel

      Not really. If all the documents are in order from Alabama, the other states do honor the fact that the registration is the transfer document.

  3. bobhess bobhess Member

    “a brick of heroin”?. Hey Todd…think you’re on the wrong site. Smoke it if you got it but do it some where else.

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  4. local_sheriff

    Interesting introduction to the write-up mentioning the African anthelope version of the species. I recall from my college days utilizing the same approach when doing a 15min presentation of optional subject on Impalas (of course also the tin version)

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  5. Ken Carney

    Boy could I use this thing around my
    house! A little something for me and my
    new girlfriend to work on together. She loves cars as much as I do! They just
    don’t get any better than this! Do the
    bodywork, throw on a coat of paint,.
    convert the A/C to 134, and call it done!

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    • Howard Collins

      Make it a SS tribute car with the console, bucket seats!

  6. Troy s

    Drive-ins or make out point, it’s spot on.
    Rather see older style mag wheels on the ’66, but what it has now is okay.
    Actually would make a good tool hauler for work, plenty of room for ladders, levels, power tools…throw on a rumbling exhaust, if it doesn’t already have one, and enjoy the drive.

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    • DayDreamBeliever Member

      Those are Z28 wheels from a couple of decades ago.

      Buy the car and put on the wheels you want, I’ll take the ones which are on it now, as long as they are straight and without damaging corrosion.

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  7. Uncle Leo

    Wow! Inherited my parents’66 wagon. They ordered a new with a 250 six cylinder,no air, no power steering or brakes,three on the tree. On the plus side,it had the 12 bolt limited slip rear for towing. When I would try to get on it,the linkage’s would jam between first and second gears. Then I had to pry them apart with a screw driver. Quarter mile with the six was between 19-22 seconds. Finally found a 283 vette motor for $100 bucks and converted to a floor shift. Brought my quarter mile up to 14-15 seconds. Painted the rear windows, folded the rear seats,packed the rear compartment with beer and ice and many good times were had. I miss that car!

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    • Paul Reilly

      I had a ’62 Chevy 11 300 with 3 in the tree that jammed up exactly the same way!

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    • Bob C.

      Growing up, I do remember there being quite a lot of full size Chevy wagons with six bangers. I don’t remember any full size Ford wagons with them.

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    • r s

      In 1965 my dad bought a 1962 Chevy Belair wagon from Nickey Chevrolet in Chicago. He never drove it before he bought it – unusual for him. My mother HATED that car. It had a 6 and powerglide.

      She used to drive me to school in it and we’d see how far we’d get every morning before the COLD light went out on the dash.

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  8. TimM

    Could be a great ride!! I would like to see under the car to know if the body is truly solid or if the floors need replacing!! 327 is a great Chevy motor!! I’ve had a couple and it definitely is my favorite small block!!!

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