Lot 978-1974 Chevrolet Impala


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This 1974 Chevy Impala was originally purchased in Salem, Oregon brand new off the lot. The original owner kept this car in great condition and drove it only 20,000 miles before becoming too ill to drive it in the early 1990s. After his death, the car remained in a garage for 20 years until sold to me by his daughter. For the past 6 years, this has been the classic car I’ve driven around town to the beach and car shows on Sundays afternoons. It has 27,000 original miles and mostly original parts. I’ve exchanged the radiator, fuel pump, carburetor, fuel line, and tires within the last year. This car’s only downside is the fuel gauge not working and oil pan leak. The interior is A-Typical for this generation, sporting only the barest of essentials. Putting the climate controls to the left of the steering wheel instead of the right provides the driver with full control of the vehicle. With minimal instruments, lights and controls also provide a piece of mind. The comfort level of the interior is worthy of a cross country drive. This is of course pending your ability to drive long distances without the luxury of changing positions as with today’s power seat’s. The ride quality is second to none. It’s a HEAVY car weighing in at 5700 lbs and the suspension is top-notch. As for the performance of my particular car. It has the highly restricted 350 small blocks with 2bbl carburetor.As for the Transmission, it shifts flawlessly and smoothly. The aesthetics of the vehicle are flawless in my opinion. This is a very heavy, very long car whose lines flow through out the length of the car. It’s Cadillac like long front and gigantic trunk balance out the appearance of the car well. My particular model is a 4 door with the solid back side windows and concave rear window. The most aesthetically pleasing body style in my opinion.