1968 Chevrolet Impala Barn Find Seeks Redemption with Encouraging News Under the Hood

A 1968 Impala that’s been sitting in a barn for God knows how long hopes to impress with an intriguing package that paves the way for complete restoration.

Chevrolet produced over 710,000 Impalas for the 1968 model year, up more than 61,000 units from the previous year. The production increase was good news for the GM brand, especially as the SS lost traction.
The Super Sport debuted in 1961 and later evolved to become the performance-oriented model that spearheaded the Impala sales. Chevrolet built only 38,210 SS units in 1968, down from 74,000 Super Sports in 1967.
The 1968 Impala convertible that eBay seller isoldmyz69 recently posted online didn’t roll off the assembly lines with the SS tags but is still an intriguing model, thanks to other tidbits.
First, it’s a barn find. The owner did not share too many specifics on the storage location and how long the vehicle spent in hiding, but the Impala flexes the typical issues, including rust in the usual places. The floors will probably require particular attention, and so will the trunk pan.
The car was equipped with the base V8 for this model year. The 327, which is likely the original unit that came with the Impala, develops 327 horsepower. It still works, but the vehicle can’t yet be considered roadworthy. It requires several urgent repairs, so the buyer must take it home on a trailer.

The icing on the cake in 1968 was the 427, often considered the best choice for a Super Sport. However, few people ordered this mill, as Chevrolet produced only a little over 2,100 units with the 427 under the hood.

The Impala looks restorable, but the seller forgot to mention some of the most important details, especially given the vehicle was found in a barn. Is the vehicle still convertible? Is everything in place? The photos can’t answer these questions, so don’t forget to discuss these details with the owner if you’re committed to a purchase.
The cabin looks better than on most Impalas I’ve seen lately, and I don’t think anything is missing inside. The seats come with the typical problems, but except for a few rips, they look fixable. The dash isn’t cut.
The selling price makes sense for a 1968 Impala that still starts and runs, but I would first ask the aforementioned questions before even visiting the owner. A 1968 Impala that flexes an all-original package is definitely worth a complete restoration, so the $10,000 price tag would make perfect sense.

The owner says buyers can see the Impala convertible in New Jersey, and considering it’s not yet road-worthy, you’ll need a trailer to take it home. The seller isn’t interested in any other offers or trade-ins

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