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History of the 1965-1970 Chevrolet Impala
New for the 1965 Impala lineup was another special package, this one created for the four-door hardtop. Called the Caprice Custom Sedan option, this deal included a stiffened frame, revised suspension, black accents front and rear, and special trim and wheelcovers. The Caprice nameplate adorned a complete new model line beginning in 1966.
Still available for all Chevys, the famed 409 V-8 appeared briefly for one last run before being superseded midyear by the division's new Mk IV big-block V-8, a 396-cid beast that made 425 horses in top form in 1965. Beneath Caprice hoods, the optional 396 was rated at 325 horsepower. Both the 396 and its 427-cube Mk IV running mate were available for the 1966 Impala SS. A specially packaged SS 427 Impala debuted in 1967 and carried on alone after the base Super Sport was discontinued in 1968. Chevy offered its last full-sized SS 427 in 1969. The original Impala run ended in 1985.
1968 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Info
2dr Sport Coupe
8-cyl. 427cid/385hp 4bbl L36
8-cyl. 427cid/425hp 4bbl L72
Curb Weight: 3883 lbs.
Length: 215 in.
Wheel Base: 119 in.
3-Speed Manual Transmission
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