My Curbside Classic: 1966 Chevrolet Impala – It Was Grandpa’s Car

[Today’s My CC is from Daniel]  My Curbside Classic is a 1966 Chevrolet Impala four-door hardtop. Currently she only has a little under 41,000 original miles. My grandfather bought the car new. I even have the original build sheets for the car. Here’s its story:

This car was used sparingly (obviously) between 1966 and 1988. My grandfather had another car that he used exclusively for work and which my grandmother never drove. After he suffered a stroke in 1988, it was put into the garage and sat there until 2006.

I turned 16 that year and convinced my father to drag it out for me to work on. This is the car that made me love cars, and from it I learned everything I know about cars today. It needed little work to get on the road again and, aside from a factory-correct repaint, tires and some interior upholstery, is original.

Yes, the AM radio still works, but the output’s a bit scratchy. The car’s one option is power steering; otherwise, she rocks an all-original 283, Powerglide and drum brakes all around. I drive it every chance I get!

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