One Family Since 1972: 1967 Chevrolet Impala Drop-Top

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Two years before the seller’s car was built, Chevrolet celebrated a production milestone that would never be duplicated. They sold more than one million Impalas that year, overshadowing Ford’s new phenom, the Mustang. In 1967, Chevrolet still had a solid showing and built nearly 30,000 convertibles like the one you see here. Offered by a dealer, we’re told it’s been in the same family since it was five years old and has recently been treated to new paint, a refreshed interior, and more.

The 1967 Impala rode on the same platform as the record-selling 1965s, but with styling updates that made the car look fresh while still obviously a full-size Chevy. This one (not a Super Sport) came from the factory with the 327 cubic-inch “Turbo-Fire” V8 that produced 275 hp. It’s paired with a TH-400 automatic transmission rather than the venerable 2-speed Powerglide that was still popular. While the automobile looks impressive now,  we suspect it may have been sitting awhile if the reported 45,000 mileage is accurate.

Some investment has been made in the Impala in terms of new blue paint, a redone contrasting interior, and the convertible top being replaced. My “sitting” theory comes from what you find when the hood is popped open. The engine compartment is dirty and rusty-looking – unlike the rest of the car – but we’re glad that the dealer didn’t pressure-wash it for an improved presentation. If the vehicle had any rust in the body, it was taken care of when the paint was re-applied.

The tires are also new and mounted on Cragar mag wheels (no mention is made of the stock rims). The brakes are new, too. Details in the listing are a bit difficult to decipher, and we don’t want to assume anything. It’s said to be a good running automobile which could soon be ready for Cars & Coffee. The Chevy hails from Vincennes, Indiana, and is available here on eBay where the current bid of $15,000 is below the seller’s reserve.

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  1. Jay

    Why the obsession with # of owners? It’s just a detail and no guarantee it’s been cared for.
    I’ve walked away from many 1 owner classics that are rusted out, then purchased a “many owner” car that was cared for.

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    • Frog

      Same obsession exists with low miles on a 60 year old car Jay. And in many minds over 100,000 they think the car is shot. 200,000? You can’t give it away regardless of maintenance history. I sold a Chevy Express van with 311,000 and the tailpipe was dinner plate clean. I have a Ford E150 with 214,000 same scenario. Took it into the dealer for routine maintenance and the salesman said time to trade it on a new(er) lower mile one. Why i asked? Just for humor and grins and giggles we perused the lot and i performed my tailpipe white glove test. (Using napkin of course) And all of his used vehicles failed. I should have had someone filming. Can’t make this stuff up.

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    • Jason V.

      While you are correct that many multi-owner cars are cared for properly and in better shape than some single owner cars, at the end of the day it is about probability. More cars owned by a single owner over a long period of time have a better chance of being cared for. At the macro level it indeed makes sense to call this out.

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  2. Greg GustafsonMember

    Wait a minute… in this ads opening line, the car is listed as a Chevrolet Impala “drop top” and shortly thereafter it’s name was was downgraded and called one of about 30,000 “convertibles” what happened to the hip name “drop top” in the advertising copy?

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  3. Nelson C

    If it runs as good as it looks. Color looks good and the wheels look right at home. Great summer ride.

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  4. Utesman

    I wish the cowl tag was visible. Though it’s not, I’d wager its production date was late in the model year. As per the sales lit., the T400 trans was ONLY optional on the SS or Caprice in 1967, & ’68 was the 1st year for its availability w/the 327. Upon magnification, the shift quadrant on the column indicates ‘D’, ‘S’, & ‘L’, meaning this IS a T400 car…making it quite a rare ’67 Impala convertible!

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    • stillrunners stillrunnersMember

      Cowl tag in the EBAY ad…..

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  5. Tim Boorn

    I had a 67 just like this, but with a white top and blue interior. Best part about mine was a BB 396 with Th400 Trans. Boy does this car bring back memories!

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  6. stillrunners stillrunnersMember

    They out sold the 1965 Mustang…..are you sure ?

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  7. scottymac

    So, take away the shiny wheels, new paint and interior, and look at the engine compartment picture. With a little imagination, there’s the before picture of the car.

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  8. Greg G

    You’re reserve may have been met if you just would’ve detailed your engine professionally something so simple should be a given on such a gem.

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