I had a privileged upbringing. That is not to say that I come from a wealthy family. My privilege was to live in a home where classic cars were admired and enjoyed. A few found their way into the family garage, and most wore the Blue-Oval badge.
However, my father instilled in me the ability to appreciate all classic cars, regardless of the marque. That is why I look at this 1965 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport and find myself going weak in the knees. This is an original and unmolested survivor offering performance to match its looks.
This gem is remarkably well preserved, and its most pressing need is a new home. The seller has listed the SS here on eBay in Sparks, Nevada. The action has been frantic, with twenty-one bids pushing the price to $25,300. Plenty of time remains in this auction, meaning I expect both figures to climb before the hammer falls.
This 1965 Impala makes a stunning first impression, but one item requires clarification before we dig into the specifics. The Cowl Tag shows a Paint Code of “AA.” That confirms this car is wearing its correct Tuxedo Black paint, but not that it rolled off the line with a vinyl top.
It is a question worth clarifying, and since the car has been part of the same family since Day One, a plausible explanation might be forthcoming. Its paint has accumulated some minor chips, but none are significant. Addressing these would be straightforward as part of a light cosmetic restoration, although preserving the car is a valid approach.
The panels are as straight as an arrow, the gaps are consistent, and the underside shots confirm this classic is rust-free. There is no mention of prior repairs, with the seller claiming that 100% of this car’s steel is original. The trim and glass are in good order, and the damage-prone hubcaps are excellent.