Original and Unmolested: 1968 Chevrolet Impala SS

As the years pass, finding an original and unmolested classic car from the 1960s in good condition is getting more difficult, but they still do have a habit of appearing from time to time. That is precisely what this 1968 Impala SS is said to be. It has never been restored, and although it is showing a bit of wear in a couple of spots, there is no obvious reason why it couldn’t be driven and enjoyed as it is for many years to come. The Impala is located in Randolph, New York, and is listed for sale here on eBay. Spirited bidding has pushed the price along to $12,500, and with the reserve now met, the Impala is getting close to heading off to a new home.

The Impala wears its original Grotto Blue paint, complimented by an Ermine White top. The paint is generally in quite good condition, although there are a few spots where it has faded slightly. What is quite limited is major rust problems. The owner provides some pretty good photos of the Impala’s underside, and while there are some spots of surface corrosion present, there are no obvious signs of rot. External rust looks to be confined to some areas around the rear wheel openings on both sides of the car, but even this doesn’t appear to have progressed very far.

The interior of the Impala is looking a bit frayed in a few spots, but there really doesn’t appear to be too many urgent problems to address. The upholstery on the bottoms of both door trims is damaged, the carpet is faded, the dash pad is cracked, and the original radio is missing. That seems to be the extent of the problems inside the car. The headliner, seats, and the remaining upholstered surfaces all appear to be in good condition. Having said that, there is no obvious reason why the interior will need urgent work, and it could definitely be used as it is. With no engine photos, what we do know is that the Impala sports its numbers-matching 327ci V8 engine, backed by a Powerglide transmission. It isn’t clear which version of the 327 is under the hood, so we could be dealing with an engine producing 250hp, or one pumping out 275hp. Regardless of which it is, the owner states that the Impala runs and drives perfectly.

This Impala SS isn’t perfect, but it is a clean and original classic that could be driven and enjoyed immediately. Its problems seem to be quite limited, and none of them would appear to be issues that require immediate attention. I would probably address the rust that is present before it has a chance to deteriorate any further, but the interior issues could be dealt with at any time. If you bought the car now, the rust could be addressed over the upcoming Winter months, and you would be then ready to hit the road for a bit of casual cruising once the weather turns warm again.

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Comments

  1. Vin_in_NJ

    My grandfather purchased a new 1968 Impala Sport Coupe in 1968. I was brought home from the hospital in that car an he still had it when I obtained my drivers license. This one will go out of my price range, or else I’d be all over it.
    White roof looks a little odd to me. Never seen one with a contrasting roof. Love those crank vent windows!

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  2. TimM

    I have a 67 caprice and I love this car the fastback style impala is so cool!!! Seems to be priced to sell as well!!

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  3. Chris M.

    Love the 67-68 fastback Impalas. This looks like a good car.

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  4. 86_Vette_Convertible

    My folks had a similar car at one point in history. Same color, no vinyl top, Impala with conventional interior including bench seats. 283 with a PG. It was a nice driving car right up to the point it got hit. I know Mom missed it, especially when they got a 68 (I think) Mercury as a replacement.
    This one looks pretty good to me and I’m sure someone will enjoy it, especially as original as it is.

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  5. local_sheriff

    Never been a big fan of blue cars, however I find this rather attractive probably due to its white top. The 327 will be a suitable power plant for this ‘pala, but had I bought it the PG would have to make way for a TH700 or at least a TH350.

    In todays market it will probably sell for way more than current bidding. However next owner should be prepared for further expenditures to make it present better

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  6. Del

    wow

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  7. Gaspumpchas

    Shows nicely. Beware its a rust belt car, looker over good, from what we can see, drive the snot out of it as is!! Good luck to the new owner!!
    Cheers
    GPC

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  8. Timmyt

    I have a 68 396 numbers car factory air 400 turbo can’t get 3000 for it complete and all original

    • On and On On and On Member

      Timmyt Please send me a picture and details and your location to: durant28@yahoo.com

    • TimM

      Where are you located???

      • On and On On and On Member

        Lodi, Wisconsin 20mi north of Madison

  9. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Ended:Sep 12, 2019 , 10:00PM
    Winning bid:US $12,600.00
    [ 26 bids ]

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  10. JoeNYWF64

    I wish it was a caprice coupe with the ultra rare hidden headlites. Oddly, the ONLY BIG chevy in ’68 to get ventless door windows was the CAPRICE COUPE! Not the impala, belair, biscayne, or any wagons or 4 doors.

  11. Steve1957 Member

    I’ve had 6 1968 Chevy full-sized coupes over the years, most at one time. One Caprice 396 amid the rest Impalas, including a 427 auto Sport Coupe and a 396 (built like crazy) 4-speed Sport Coupe. A 327 convertible too. I love them, obviously. I think they were the best looking of the Impalas. At the same time, I had black 95 and 96 Impala SS sedans bought new for my then-wife and I. It looked like the Secret Service was showing up when we got home at the same time in the evening. I’d love a ’67 or ’68 big block Biscayne with manual transmission before I die.

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