Friday, November 28, 2014

1968 Chevrolet Impala SS

The 1968 Chevy Impala model's front end received a face lift similar to the 1965 model, while rear bumpers held triple "horseshoe" shaped taillights. The formal Custom Coupe, previously a Caprice exclusive, became available as an Impala. Most Chevrolets got hidden windshield wipers. Plush new interiors also helped attract buyers. Impala overwhelmed the sales charts, as it had for years. Full-sized cars could have a 250-cubic-inch six, a 307-cubic-inch V-8, either of a pair of 327s of 250 or 275 horsepower, or a 325-horsepower 396-cubic-inch V-8. Topping the list was the big 427, rated at 385 or 425 horsepower. The two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission was still available with the 250 six-cylinder and 307 or 327 V-8s, but the three-speed Turbo Hydramatic could be ordered with all V-8 engines on the Impala Sport Sedan and Custom coupe.

This 1968 Chevrolet Impala was made by Greenlight Collectibles for their Tenth Anniversary Series in 1:64 scale.


komenda said...

Nicely done castings of the Impala :) a fave of many collectors of 60s American cars. That trunk and interior are spacious; Ive seen this car in the flesh when growing up in region3 and their presence was hugely commanding. Nice post Mike!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

You are correct when you say huge, its a tank literally hehe, my uncles neighbor has one in the old days, the trunk could accomodate a jacuzzi hehe! :-)

Thanks for the visit! My friend!