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Crown Vic Killer: 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS

Chevrolet’s Impala nameplate made its production debut in 1958 with the Impala SS introduced in 1961. The Impala name was homogenized with the Caprice until 1985 and was very popular among police and taxi fleets where it competed with the Ford LTD and Crown Victoria. According to motortrend.com “Unveiled at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show, the Impala SS was a murdered-out Caprice with a lowered suspension and an 8.2-liter V-8. The Impala SS went into production for the 1994 model year, effectively a civilian version of the 9C1 police package with a 260-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8.” This one is from 1995 and can be found here on eBay with a current bid of over $11,000 but the reserve hasn’t been met yet. Located in York, Pennsylvania, this is a really clean example. If you’ve always wanted a performance sedan with luxury features, this might be the one for you!

According to the ad, this car has only 55,000 miles on the odometer. It looks very nice inside and you can tell it has been professionally detailed. The upholstery looks nice along with the carpet and trunk. Back in the mid-1990s, these cars were some of the nicest performance sedans you could get. Long before the Challenger or CTS-V, the Impala SS was the way to go.

As mentioned before, it’s obvious this car has been professionally detailed. This car has a 5.7 liter V8 backed by an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, the car weighs 4,200 pounds so performance isn’t exactly super-car-worthy. Zero to sixty times are about 7 seconds with a 1/4 mile time over 15 seconds. Not bad for a stock full-size sedan, but it certainly wouldn’t keep up with today’s 4-door performance models.

Overall, this seems like a really nice car. What do you think about this generation of Impala SS?


  1. jrhmobile

    Like the state police units they were based on, this era of Impala SS is a superb highway flyer. in the mid- to upper teens, this’d make a solid buy if it runs as nice as it looks.

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  2. 19sixty5 Member

    Great cars, had a 96. For it’s size, the car really had great performance, acceleration and handling for such a big car.

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  3. Zen

    Nice, really nice, I wish I could buy it.

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  4. Matt

    My only gripe was they didnt get a console shift til 96. And thats a small gripe because the column shift almost seems more natural here. I believe the digital gauges were gone by 95 and that would be an even bigger gripe. My dad had a 96. What a highway cruiser. And it would get sideways outa the hole into second gear. Fun car!

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  5. Andy

    My brother-in-law had one let me take for a ride I scared the doo doo outta him he never let me drive it again

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  6. Stan

    Merc Maurader would give these big GMs a run i do believe. Both great rides.

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    • 19sixty5 Member

      It would give it a run, but the SS out-accelerates the Marauder despite the 40 HP advantage, and it has a smaller engine. The SS has about 10 foot pound advantage in torque. I like both of them for slightly different reasons. In the Maurader’s case, imitation is the greatest form of flattery?

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  7. Bob

    Your old car gurus need to get a book on old cars, or hire someone who knows old cars. The Impala name appeared on the ‘58 model.

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    • Hank Davis Member

      I think you misread the description Bob. Says the Impala first showed up in 1958, Impala SS (dealer installed trim option I think) showed up in 1961. Impala SS was a separate model in ’62.

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  8. Lars Oster

    Will Chevrolet ever bring back a 2 Dr. HT on the Impala SS . I would have definitely purchased one in 94 ,an made it into a hardtop .It ,s. just right thing to do to a 4 Dr sedan .I am to old school to visuals it any other way.

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  9. peter k

    I looked at these at one point as a replacement run around vehicle. 4200LBs and 260 hp wasn’t enough in my book. They drive like a sled with very little get up and go. I am much happier with the replacement I bought instead and it will beat the pants of this lumbering taxi.

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    • Dave

      Agreed peter k. IDK why people think this is fast or powerful. Nice luxury cruiser, but no rocket ship.

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  10. PRA4SNW

    Ended at $13,100, Reserve Not Met.

    Like 0

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