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Username Post: How much for your first 1965-66?        (Topic#329033)
nicke 
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nicke
Age: 35
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Reg: 01-06-12
08-23-19 08:37 AM - Post#2773874    
    In response to 66SS632

Wow. Great read, on many levels.

I can't even fathom how frustrating that situation must have been.

I can't understand the desire for someone to hold on to something (with seemingly no attachment), knowing someone else has such a connection to said object. Complete lack of perspective, reality, and potentially, lack of compassion.
Absolute shame.

I'm no doctor, but I suspect you're right in calling it a sickness.

-Nick


My 65' Impala SS LS Swap
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jktucker92 
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Posts: 295
jktucker92
Loc: West Richland, WA
Reg: 02-05-17
08-23-19 08:49 PM - Post#2773926    
    In response to nicke

Here's my car. My dad bought it new, right out of college in May 1966. He almost bought a vette, but he didn't want to go into debt and he could pay cash for the Impala. His first trip in the car was to New York from Seattle, and he says he made it in 2 days. It's an Impala SS convertible with a 327 and powerglide. The car was our family car for my whole childhood, including trips to Canada and Mexico.
When I started driving in '86, my dad bought himself a Toyota Supra, and then I got to drive the Impala to high school. When the engine finally wore out after 230,000 miles, my dad gave me the car and I rebuilt the engine. It was my daily driver until '98, when it was in bad need of everything. It's been way too long of a restoration process with family priorities getting in the way often, but the paint is finally finished and I just need to assemble it. Below are some pics.

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1969 on the beach (Ocean Shores?).


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Back from dipping


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Current State




 
66cayne 
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Reg: 08-06-08
08-27-19 08:31 AM - Post#2774174    
    In response to 66SS632

I paid $1100 for mine ($1400 asking price) in 1985. It was a '65 SS 396/Turbo 400 car. Very solid but needed a total restoration. I did a stock build but changed the color from turquoise to black. Eventually decided to get into NMCA nostalgia superstock drag racing with a new 468ci engine, transbrake and 4.56 gears. Best et was 11.29. Here are a few pics, before and after.



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Edited by 66cayne on 08-29-19 01:34 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Johnny468 
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Loc: Richmond, Va.
Reg: 10-24-08
08-27-19 09:33 AM - Post#2774182    
    In response to 66cayne

Very impressive!

I take it those were functional cold air inlets with ducts running up to the carb?

Johnny

1965 Impala SS
505/4-speed/3.90


 
66cayne 
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Reg: 08-06-08
08-27-19 04:33 PM - Post#2774217    
    In response to ImpalaDave

What a great story. Good old Trading Times. I would look through them for hours . Great way to waste some time. Now I have eBay motors for that.




 
66cayne 
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66cayne
Reg: 08-06-08
08-27-19 05:20 PM - Post#2774221    
    In response to Johnny468

Yep, my ram air system. Ducts/4" hoses to dual snorkel air cleaner with 6" open element.




 
elcamino 
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elcamino
Loc: Lake Superior-Michigan US...
Reg: 03-30-00
08-27-19 07:23 PM - Post#2774240    
    In response to PAragtopguy

Bought used in 1968 after I got home from Army. Traded in 1970 on a Chevelle SS 454.


Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 
ImpalaDave 
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ImpalaDave
Loc: Huntley, Illinois
Reg: 07-16-05
08-28-19 10:17 AM - Post#2774300    
    In response to 66cayne

👍🏻

Dave
1966 Willow Green Impala SS 327
1954 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton


 
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