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Wheels in the grass

1965 Chevy Impala convertible, Eden, N.Y.

1965 Chevy Impala convertible, Eden, N.Y.

Driving just outside the village of Eden the other day I came upon this 1965 Chevy Impala convertible. What a shame to see a car like this parked and off to the side on a sunny summer day. Somebody should have been behind the wheel driving it somewhere with the top down! Styling was all-new for 1965, and, true to form, the copywriters who put together the 1965 full-size Chevy brochure did use the words “longer, lower, and wider,” in that order. Hey, it was the 1960s!

...from the brochure

...from the brochure

This Madeira Maroon gem was equipped with Chevy’s famous 283 cu. in. V-8, as proclaims the front fender emblem. Although it’s wearing non-stock wheels and tires, it still looks pretty good! Maybe not as good the the red Impala Super Sport I found on eBay. That one’s buy-it-now price is $22,500 and when I last checked, bids were up to $10,500.

'65 Impala SS up for grabs on eBay

'65 Impala SS up for grabs on eBay

(If you’re wondering where all of my old brochure art comes from, click here and take a tour of Old Car Brochures.com, where you’ll find some great stuff.)