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1965 Impala SS - Obsidian & Chrome

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Ever since its inception, the sleek styling of the Chevrolet Impala has made it a popular choice for cruisers, lowriders, and hot-rodders alike. Super Sport models have been especially popular due to their larger engine displacement choices and muscular performance. A restored Full Size Chevy looks great in virtually any configuration, but we love the sinister look of this black '65 Impala SS, owned by Francisco Ferrer, of Oak Hills, California.

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Francisco's '65 Impala SS has been fully restored from top to bottom, with no detail overlooked. The exterior has been repainted in a glistening coat of black paint, producing a mirror-like appearance in the sun. All of the chrome accents have been refreshed, including the bumpers, grille, emblems, and wheel opening moldings.

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The Impala's interior has received an equal amount of attention, with new black carpet, burgundy leather bucket seats, and a reproduction center console with clock. This clock design is exclusive to the '65 Super Sport models, and sits next to a round SS emblem.

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The steering wheel, dashboard, radio, and gauges all look just as they did when this car left the showroom. However, Francisco has added a few small aftermarket touches, such as kick panel speakers and all-weather floor mats.

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This Impala is powered by a rebuilt 327ci V8 paired with a TH-700R4 automatic transmission. Drilled and slotted disc brakes help bring the big Chevy to a halt, and it rides on a set of 5-spoke Rev wheels that match the car's many other chrome accents.

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Francisco enjoys driving his Impala when the skies are clear and the black paint can stay clean. As anyone who has owned a black car knows, it's a labor of love to keep it looking shiny. When he needs detailing products, replacement parts, or other items, he stops by our Retail Showroom to pick them up.

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If you own a classic Chevy Impala, Bel Air, Caprice, Biscayne, Nomad, or other Full Size model, be sure to pick up a copy of the Classic Industries catalog to see all the parts we offer for your vehicle. Click the button below to get your free full-color Impala & Full Size Chevy restoration parts catalog.

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