AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Car: Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Year: 1968

What makes it special: All through the 60’s, the Chevrolet Impala’s body designs changed, but the bright trim that Impala was known for added that luxury touch to its look. The best materials were used in the interiors, and best equipment features as well. The Impala was basically a junior grade Cadillac.

What made it famous: The ’68 model received a facelift, while the rear bumpers featured “Horseshoe” shaped taillights. Hidden windshield wipers, astro-ventilation and plush interiors were part of the Impala model too. Engines ranged from a 250 cu in inline-6 to the big 385 or 425 hp 427 V8. Transmission choices ranged from the two-speed Powerglide or three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic, or manual transmissions.

Why I would want one: Had one. Fastback model, loved its swooping rear and overall styling.

Fun fact: Right hand drive models were built in Canada for export to Australia and the UK until the 1969 model year.