1965 Chevrolet Impala SS

When I graduated high school in the mid 70’s I was driving an Evening Orchid ’65 Impala SS. Unfortunately about a year after graduation ‘we’ tragically rear ended someone at a stop light….no injuries but the SS was never the same. Forty plus years later, with the kids grown and some money to spend on myself again I began my search. Those orchid rides (with white interior) are hard to find but I was fortunate enough to grab this beauty through an eBay auction.

Originally a North Carolina car, it’s now quite comfy in my upstate New York garage. This Impala was delivered to me nearly all original including the Protect-O-Plate, original owner’s manual and build sheet. At one time the Impala was painted red, but the previous owner returned it to the original Crocus Yellow. Sporting a matching numbers 300 horsepower, 327 cubic inch engine with ‘3 on the tree’ it’s certainly a rare one.

Modifications include a Custom AutoSound stereo system, front power disc brakes, welded FlowMaster exhaust and later Chevy rally wheels. The car has also had a little sheet metal work as well.

Steve J.
New York

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17 Responses to “1965 Chevrolet Impala SS”

  1. Barry Kress

    In the 70’s I owned a white Impala red interior with a 283 and 4 speed. Bought a vaccuum gauge that fit in the clock bezel from a donor car junkyard. No AC or console or power brakes or power steering. True armstrong driving! It would go 0 to 60 in about 9 seconds. Had to repair rust where moisture inside the trunk would collect on the inside of the trunk lid near the tailights. Wonder if others had that problem. Also frame was cracked and welded above rear axle. As a teenager I learned a lot about cars from it.

  2. Steve

    If anyone is looking to buy a VERY nice ‘65 Impala SS automatic center console, please contact me. Steve-602-717-9135

  3. Dan

    Nice car. I had a 65 Impla SS with the 327 and powerglide. Gave it up for an engine job on my daily driver right before I got married

  4. Eugene Nichols

    I have a 1965 Impala SS with only 21000 miles on it. I think it is very stock but my radiator top
    hose connects to the radiator on the driver side unlike most pictures I have seen of the 65 327’s I’ve seen. As a result I can’t find a fan shroud to fit ?? Any help out there????
    Thank you

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  5. Robert Butner

    I have a 65 Impala 4dr HDTP and a 65 Biscayne 4DR, the Biscayne is a driver with the six cyd. The Impala is a project in its self.

  6. Jeff

    Nice! I was born in 1964 and I can remember my aunt driving an impala, not a SS though. It was a medium light metallic blue with black interior. I can still envision it sitting in my grandparents drive.

      • James Wolford

        I have a true 1965 chevy SS, with lots of options on her, with only 59,000 miles call me we will talk 304-738-3262 have lot to tell ya about this car

        • Chuck Hatz

          My sister drove a silver 65 Impala with a 327. It wouldhave been my first car but was sold for a 66 El Camino needed for our business. I own a 81 El Camino for the past 30 years but would have loved to have kept the Impala.

      • Moses Ramsey

        My dad bought a new 66′ Caprice Coup, special order sport. Black on Black with Black interior, red pin stripes down the length of the car. What made it a sport is it came with bucket seats, floor shift automatic, full vinal top, and the kicker, 390 hp 407 with dual exhaust.