1958 was the origination of Chevrolet's 'big block' performance with the 'W' head 348 cubic-inch 'Turbo-Thrust' V-8, which began as a truck engine and later found its way into the all-new Impala for 1958. Over the years, the engine was further developed and grew to 409 cubic-inches and 425 horsepower. By 1962, Chevrolet's Biscaynes and Impala models dominated the emerging Super Stock classes at the drag strip and were strong performers in NASCAR competition. Though GM distanced itself from racing in 1963, Chevrolet engineers continued their work resulting in the 409's successor, the all-new Mark IV 396 cubic-inch big block V-8, which debuted in 1965.
For 1965, Chevrolets received all-new bodywork and again in 1967. The full-size Chevrolets were available with the enlarged 427 cubic-inch Mark IV V-8 beginning in 1967, followed by an ever-growing list of powertrain and suspension options.
This 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS427 Convertible is finished in triple black. It has been treated to a body-on restoration in 2006 and acquired by the current owner in 2007. It is equipped with the 385 horsepower Regular Production Option L36 427 cubic-inch V8, a Muncie four-speed manual transmission and features such as factory-installed air conditioning, gauge package, power brakes, and power steering tilt wheel.
In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the St. Johns Concours auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $30,000-$50,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $437,400 inclusive of buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012
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