No matter if you are looking for 1964, 1965 or 1966 Impala parts, you must find quality pieces that fit your car right. Let’s find out some important facts about each of them.
The 64 Impala is part of the Third Impala Generation, while the 65 and 66 models are both part of the Fourth Impala Generation, which ended with the 70 model. In addition, Chevrolet also developed an SS line between 1961 and 1969.
The third generation of Impalas was characterized by a trimmer and boxier body style than the Impalas from the previous generations. Another significant characteristic of this generation consists in the convertible roof – thanks to which the 62-64 models have become collectibles. The 1964 Impala, the last from its generation, was rounder and had a softer look. It had an aluminum trim, shaped like a U that was upside down, placed above the taillights, while the lights were surrounded by a panel that had the same color as the body of the car. It featured the same 6.7 L engine and the 2X4 carburetor setup for 425 hp motors. The SS models featured the aluminum trim as well.
The standard 1964 Impala parts were similar to the parts of lower models, but the 64 Impala also featured ultra dense foam cushion seat, bright aluminum front seat end panels, parking brake warning light, bright instrument panel insert, nameplate molding, padded arm rests for front as well as rear seats, electric clock and the Impala center emblem on the steering wheel. The 64 Impala was available as a four-door sedan, four-door hard top sport sedan, two-door hardtop sport coupe, two-door convertible and four-door station wagon – 6 or 9 passengers.
Engine options included the 6-Cylinder Turbo-Thrift 140 hp, the Turbo Fire/ Super Turbo Fire V-8 195 hp, the Turbo Thrust/ Super Turbo Thrust V-8 250/300 hp, and the Turbo Fire V-8 340/400/425 hp; the available transmission options were:
- Synchro Mesh;
Transmission options remained the same for the 1965 Impala, but the engine options suffered some changes: the Turbo-Thrift 6-Cylinder had 150 hp now; a new option was the Turbo Jet V-8 325/425 hp; the production of the Turbo Fire V-8 340/400 hp ceased in mid ‘65.
Starting with 1965, the cars displayed the full-perimeter frame that offered better strength and was more appropriate for the new massive bodies.
The parts building up the 1966 Impala were rather manufactured with chrome- which the ’66 Impala displayed heavily inside and outside (this was a big change compared to the 1965 Impala parts). Engine options were still quite various: Turbo-Thrift 6-Cylinder 150 hp, Super Turbo Fire/Turbo Fire V-8 195/220 hp, Super Turbo Fire/Turbo Fire V-8 275 hp, Turbo Jet V-8 325 hp and Mark IV V-8 390/425 hp. The Turbo-Hydro-Matic transmission was also introduced.
How much should you expect to pay for impala car parts?
The price for a 64 Impala chassis is around $16,000 for the 1965 model, a fuel pressure regulator can cost about $120-$125 and a fuel/ignition controller can reach $400, while chrome fender vents for the 66 Impala stand at around $60. As you can see, if you need more than just a couple of 66, 65 or 64 Impala parts, you may have to make a consistent investment, but it will be definitely worth it.