Take a Look at the Paint Job on This 1965 Impala!
If you were at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, you probably saw this stunning one-of-a-kind 1965 Chevrolet Impala.
This car is pretty hard to miss, actually, with its eye-catching paint job and few custom body modifications. Even though it was built over 50 years ago, there’s nothing overly vintage about this car. While the interior still sports a vintage design, everything has been updated.
The Vibrant Orange Interior
While doing the interior, the masterminds behind this project stayed true to the year 1965. They reupholstered the original seats with vibrant orange leather and alligator leather inserts. You can also see the same orange and alligator leather throughout the rest of the interior, including the door panels.
We also spy a new steering wheel, a custom stick shifter, custom pedals, a redesigned dash, and a modern audio system. To say that the interior is stylish would be an understatement. It’s a complete 180 from the original 1965 Impala interior, and we love it.
The Heart-Stopping Exterior
We can’t remember the last time we’ve seen such a vibrant-looking car (well, if you don’t count the 1973 Monte Carlo we linked at the end of this article). The multi-color paint job alone makes the car worth checking out. We’re digging the orange color, multiple shades of purple, and the small sword artwork on the nose. We’re pretty sure that the paint job attracted a large audience at the 2013 SEMA show.
If you look in the back, you’ll notice frenched in tail lights and custom exhaust tips made of a hood scoop from another ’65 Impala. Pretty sweet, if you ask us.
Awesome Handling Upgrades
This Impala drives as great as it looks. It’s unclear whether the 377 small-block engine is the original engine. However, there are many performance-related upgrades to write home about. This car has been outfitted with:
- A full Hotchkis suspension system
- Drilled and slotted rotors
- SSBC Force 10 calipers
- A pre-programmed air ride system
Currently Available on eBay
If this custom vintage Impala is right up your alley, we have good news. You can buy it on eBay! Denver-based classic, muscle, and exotic car dealership Steel Affairs Automotive has it listed on eBay for under $20K. We're assuming a bidding war will bring up the price.
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