The Chevy Impala is a well-liked muscle car and are some of the most model Chevys of the 1960′s era. The 1965 Chevrolet Impala acknowledged an exclusively new styling. It was both graceful and sporty.
1965 Chevy Impala review
Brand new sheet metal construction combined with curved glass, novel tempered glass rear window and a sharper angle windshield to give the car an awesome appearance. The 1965 Chevy Impala was available as a 2- and 4-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, 6- or 9-seater station wagon and as a convertible.
The remodeling was a success as the number of sales soared. Chevrolet had a great year for the 1965 models, making over 2.4 million vehicle sales. The Chevy Impala set a record in 1965 with the sale of one million units.
An Impala Caprice Custom Sedan option was offered in 1965, which featured a hardened frame, front and rear black accents, revised suspension, special trimmings and wheel covers before the Caprice became a model of its own in 1966. The Impala Caprice was only available as a 4-door hardtop in 1965.
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1965 Chevy Impala interior
1965 Impala engine options
The Chevrolet Impala 1965 engine options remained vast with about 10 options including the inline six-cylinder in addition to the small-block and big-block V8s. A new 3-range Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was available for 396 Cu in (6.5 L) V8 engine.
1965 Impala colors
The 1965 Chevrolet Impala was available in more than 20 coloring schemes.
1965 Impala specs
All new full-size Chevrolet Impala 1965 shunned the “X” frame for a full-width, perimeter frame, sharper angled windshield with modified vent windows, a new body with curved, frameless side glass (for pillarless models), and restyled full-coil suspension.
The previous 409-cubic-inch (6.7 L) “W” engine was stopped early in the 1965 model year, and they got the 409, in addition to 1-tenth of 1% had the 396-CID big-block. later-manufactured models had the 396-cubic-inch (6.5 L) as the big-block option. Two-speed Powerglide, with 3- and 4-speed manual transmissions were obtained. They also had more internal and external chrome trimmings, with pleated tufted upholstery and door panels.
1965 Chevrolet Impala pictures
1965 Impala SS review
The 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS made the highest waves for this model and had the most sporty appearance. The Super Sport Impala was a high performance model of the Impala possessing custom trimmings, which included exterior trim like the SS emblem, bucket seats, a V8 engine and special side trim. The SS badge became Chevrolet’s autograph of performance on the majority of their models even if over the years the SS label wasn’t essentially Chevrolet’s best performance car.
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1965 Chevy Impala SS specs
The 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS had two 409-Cubic-inch engines that gave 340- and 400-Horsepower respectively. The 409′s were swapped with the 396 big blocks in 1965. These 409′s were rare in this year and only a few hundred were built in the SS models. These were called Turbo-Fire 409′s and the supposed 0-60 MPH time for the 409 was 6.3 seconds. The available transmission was a Powerglide automatic and a 3- and 4- speed Synchromesh manual. The price for a new car in 1965 was around $3,100 for the base engine.
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS photos
1965 Impala convertible
Approximately 72,760 convertibles were manufactured in 1965. It is a 2-door muscle car whose features included bright wheel well moldings, special fender and grille badging, full interior carpeting, full wheel covers, vinyl interior trimmings that included front bucket seats, an engine vacuum gauge and lots more.