1 Family Owned 94K Original Mile 327 ci. V8 GM 69 Chev Impala Convertible Driver

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  • Item location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Impala
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 94,500
  • VIN: 1646792000512
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 327 ci. V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Impala 1969 Description

OVERVIEW:
This Canadian built 1969 Chevrolet Impala Convertible has its original 327 ci. V8 with automatic transmission, and is showing just over 94,000 original miles. It was bought new by the current owners father and has always remained in the family.
The car is very complete, and it runs, drives and handles well. Routine maintenance and mechanical work has been done to the car over the years as required to keep it in good roadworthy condition, including an engine rebuild, front end and brakes, with receipts having been retained.
This convertible is a driver that could be enjoyed right away as is, or restored to enhance its appeal and value.

This listing provides many more details as you scroll thru. Near the end of this listing under Payment Terms you will find a link to a photo album of over 120 pics.

DRIVETRAIN:
The 327 ci. V8 engine was fully rebuilt years ago and still runs and sounds good. It starts easily, does not smoke, and uses no oil between changes.
Apart from having installed a chrome air cleaner and valve covers, all mechanical components on and around the engine appear as correct original equipment and are in good operable condition. The original air cleaner and valve covers were retained and will go with the car.

The 3-speed automatic transmission shifts as it should, but does show signs of leaking. A transmission cooler has been added ahead of the rad.

CHASSIS:
The undercarriage is essentially original and unrestored. The frame is in very solid condition and shows no evidence of collision damage.
The car is equipped with power steering and power brakes.
New front end center link and lower ball joints were installed about 20K miles ago.
Brake system work done in the last thousand miles included a new master cylinder, 2 new wheel cylinders, new shoes and axle seals. This work is also supported by receipts.

New shock absorbers evident all around with coil-overs on the back.
The exhaust system is in good condition and gives the car a nice throaty rumble.
There are no dents in the gas tank.

The car rides on Good Year P205/75-R14 radials in very good condition with lots of tread remaining. They are mounted on original rims with wire hubcaps. The spare is an older non-matching bias ply snow tire.

BODY & PAINT:
The car has had previous amateur bodywork and one repaint done in 1991. Although many years have passed since, it does not show any signs of failing repairs or rust issues. It does however show the signs of amateur work as there are some wavy panels and poor prep work evident.
Although the car looks good from 20 ft. away, it will need to have body and paint redone in order to be real nice. There is no evidence of collision damage.

The floor pans appear very solid, as do the body mounts and the trunk pan.
The front fenders, both rocker panels, and the quarter panels also appear to be solid with no rust or blisters evident.
The bottoms of the doors are very solid, and there is no rust or swelling of the flanges along the lower inner lips of the doors or trunk lid. It would appear that the car did not have any major rust issues.
The driver door could use some adjustment to achieve better alignment and gaps.

The 26 year old paint job shows the usual scratches and chips of its years and mileage, but it still has a good shine. There are some minor pings in the hood.

INTERIOR & TOP:
The red interior of the car is in mostly original condition but the front seat received new covers in 1991 which are a very good match to the rest of the interior.
The door panels and arm rests are in very nice condition, as are the rear side panels and rear seat.
Equipped with seat belts for 6 passengers.

The dash pad is also very nice with no cracks evident, but it does have one minor cigarette burn along the top edge above the radio. The visors are nice.
The steering wheel has 3 cracks.
Original carpets are soiled but not torn or frayed.
The pedal pad for the e-brake has come off but is with the car.

The shaded windshield has a crack, but all other glass is clear and in is good condition.
The left quarter window could use minor adjustment.

The top was replaced in 1991 and is in good condition. It has a glass rear window also in good condition. The top goes up and down with no problems and all latches are working and not broken. When lowered it lays nice and flat.
The boot cover is not torn and is a tight fit to get all snaps done up.

Door and trunk weather-strips are original and mostly range from fair to poor condition.
The trunk has a light and the original jack is there, but no trunk mat or carpet.

ELECTRICAL:
The battery is new. Wiring on the car is original and in good serviceable condition.
The fuel gauge works and there is no clock. After-market temperature and oil pressure gauges have been added under dash, but only the temp gauge is operational.
The original AM radio works but is no longer wired in. An AM/FM cassette player is also mounted under dash with a couple of speakers.

BRIGHTWORK:
The grille is nice and straight with no damage. All other chrome and stainless trim and emblems are there and in original condition.
The bumpers are straight and have good shine, but there is some blistering on the lower right of the rear bumper, but no rust out.
Tail light plastic lenses are intact originals, the right center one is damaged.

SUMMARY:
Original literature includes Owner’s and Service Manuals. There are also some spare tune-up parts.
If you are considering a late 60’s Chevy convertible to drive right away, something to tinker with, or a cruiser to restore, this may be it!
You won’t be spending years or tons of money trying to find missing parts, performing extensive rust repairs, major mechanical restoration, or interior re-upholstering.

The owner bought this car from his father several years ago, but since he has had little time to enjoy it he has now decided to make it available.

PAYMENT TERMS:

This Impala ragtop is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘carsgoneby@telus.net’ or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions with the owner, and a test drive and visual inspection. Over 120 pics are available for viewing at www.carsgoneby.com/PhotoAlbumsPro/1969Impala . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing, with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).
Payment must be in certifiable form such as cash or bank wire transfer to Cars Gone By. Other forms of payment only acceptable with time allowance for instrument to clear bank prior to vehicle being released. PayPal for deposit only. Any deviation from, or changes to the preceding terms must be reasonable, and should be requested, discussed, and agreed to prior to bidding and auction closing.

IMPORTANT OTHER:

Please submit all inquiries prior to bidding, and please only bid if you are able and willing to conclude the transaction should you be the winning bidder.
This vehicle is being sold with a clear Alberta vehicle registration (title) document and bill of sale.
The car is located near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, about 3 hours north of the Montana border. Please be aware of your shipping costs before bidding, quotes can be provided upon request if necessary. We can help make this a smooth, hassle free experience by arranging all-inclusive international transportation and brokerage for you. References relating to similar transactions are available. Cars Gone By has sold and shipped numerous collector vehicles to the USA and worldwide, the majority through Ebay transactions.
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