1996 Chevrolet Impala SS--Chicago Cars Direct HD

1996 Impala SS walk around and test drive from Chicago Cars Direct.

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132662 / 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bl428yf With just 8,784 original miles, this 1996 Caprice Classic is the equivalent of an Impala SS, but much more unusual. Ordered new by an 86 year old lady and maintained until her recent death at age 102, this car carries all of the important options, including the 5.7-liter V8. Apparently she wanted an Impala SS, but didn't want bucket seats and a console, so she scanned the order form and built her own version. As with all the low-mileage cars RK Motors Charlotte features, the highest praise we can give this one is that it is as-new in virtually every way. When we talk about restorations, they are inevitably better than new in every way, but original cars are special. There's no bodywork required, no fresh paint on any of the panels, and everything fits the way it did when the guys at the factory put it together. The paint is amazingly nice, and white looks pretty darned good on this big cars body contrasting nicely with the black window treatments and stainless steel grille. The Caprice Classic was available with a V6, but the top motor was the Corvette-derived 5.7 liter LT1, which, in this application made 260 horsepower. One look under the hood is all you'll need to be convinced that this is a low-mileage original car. All the original equipment is intact, including the engine cover up top, which is often the first thing unscrupulous mechanics toss while doing maintenance work. The bottles for the radiator and windshield washer fluid (which are HUGE, by the way) are still clear and white, not yellowed and discolored by age and heat. The belts, hoses, plugs and wires are most likely still the original equipment. There's simply nothing more reliable than a small block Chevy, and these LT1s routinely last longer than 250,000 miles before needing major service. The transmission is GM's rugged and dependable 4L60E 4-speed automatic, and it works perfectly. Out back a set of 2.93 gears on a limited slip differential help the Caprice deliver on its EPA estimated 26 MPG on the highway and make it a highly relaxed cruiser. Like the engine bay, everything is original and in remarkably good condition, from the floors and frame, to the suspension and brakes, which all feel like brand new. The original Exhaust system has no leaks and has a healthy, albeit subdued; rumble that suggests some pretty serious blasting powder is available under the hood. This car does carry the optional $550 Sport Suspension, which upgraded the standard Caprice to Impala SS specifications for a little more precision on the road. The car currently wears aftermarket aluminum five spoke wheels that feature gunmetal gray paint, machined aluminum lips and 235/70/15 BF Goodrich Long Trail radials. However, if you're a stickler for authenticity, the cars original aluminum alloy turbine wheels that came standard with the Special Value Caprice Sedan Package 3 are included with the sale. The main reason this car is a Caprice Classic and not an Impala SS is inside, where the original owner insisted on a leather-lined bench instead of the Impalas standard buckets. Nicely preserved and showing hardly any wear at all, this Caprices interior is a plush environment that has legroom galore. If you're the sort of guy who complains about new cars being too small, well, here's your ride. And all the power goodies are included, like power windows, locks, seats, as well as A/C and a moderately good factory stereo system. The gauges are a combination of analog and digital instruments that were cool in the 90s and still function well today. Wood trim is reasonably realistic looking, and covers parts of the dash and door panels to give the Caprice an upscale feel. This was, after all, Chevy's top-of-the-line sedan. In back, there's enough room for the starting front line of an NBA team to get comfortable, and it doesn't look like anyone has ever spent any time back there; it's new in every way. With all the hardware that makes an Impala SS so cool, plus the updated quarter panels and windows that got rid of the odd Caprice styling, this essentially new 1996 Caprice Classic a slam-dunk!





132694 / 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/cr3zgxz With only 1,189 miles on its odometer, this 1994 Impala SS is a showroom new super low mile time capsule that is a close to perfect as a factory built car can get. In 1994, you could order a brand new Impala SS in any color you wanted as long as it was black; and coming from a brand that was synonymous with Dale Earnhardt race cars and custom Jon Moss creations, I can't think of anything more fitting. With absolutely no rain spots and no fading, this stealthy street bruiser's basecoat/clearcoat paint is in spectacular shape and it likely hasn't seen much of the sun or rain during its entire 17 year existence. Under that paint, 100% factory sheetmetal provides an OEM level of fit and finish that creates a mint condition muscle car which looks, feels and drives just like it rolled off the showroom floor. A car that looks this evil couldn't have just any engine, either. Chevrolet dipped into the Corvette parts bin and pulled out a 350 cubic inch LT1 engine, slapped on some durable cast iron heads, threw in a different camshaft that improved low-end torque to move the cars large mass and, voila! The Impala exclusive LT1 generates 260 horsepower and a neck-snapping 330 lb./ft. of torque just off idle. Of course, you have to make sure the car's accessories communicate with the new engine properly, so a higher output electrical system and a high capacity reverse flow cooling system were also added for the sake of drivability. These engines are virtually indestructible, and with good maintenance practices, over 100,000 miles is not uncommon. What else would you expect from a package that was routinely hammered by police forces and taxi drivers across the country? Backing up the cars torque rich LT1 is GM's reliable 4L60E electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission that is equipped with a factory transmission cooler. Behind that transmission, a set of 3.08 gears combine with a limited slip differential to provide easy high-speed cruising and surprisingly good fuel economy for such a large car. Holding that tough drivetrain in place is a larger gauge metal frame that, along with the cars sport tuned suspension was lifted directly from the Caprice's hugely successful 9C1 police package. At the front of the car a traditional double A-arm suspension benefits from quick-ratio power steering, a larger front stabilizer bar and DeCarbon gas pressure shocks. At the back of the car, a rugged 4 link suspension includes a second beefy stabilizer bar and reinforced springs that were borrowed directly from the Corvette. Standard four-wheel, 12 inch diameter ventilated disc brakes and 4-wheel ABS handle the stopping duties, and the factory dual Exhaust system allows the hot engine to breathe, but retains a quietness and civility that is perfect given the cars luxury sport mission. At the corners, striking 17 inch brushed aluminum wheels ride on fresh 255/50 BF Goodrich Comp T/A radials. For 1994, the Impala SS interior received some welcome upgrades from the already luxurious Caprice cockpit. Leather was the only choice in the Impala, and in this car it remains in excellent showroom fresh condition. Part of the Impala SS package was embroidered "SS" logos in the front headrests and a traditional Impala logo at the center of the rear bench, and both look factory new with no staining or picks. The carpet shows few signs of use and has been protected by factory carpeted floor mats since new, and above the seats, a contoured mouse fur headliner shows no signs of staining or fading. The Impala exclusive leather wrapped steering wheel is more akin to the wheel in a Camaro than a luxury car, and excellent looking padded door panels are trimmed with chrome button for the cars power windows and power door locks. Behind the steering wheel, a pristine dash houses digital GM gauges, controls for the cars climate system and an optional stereo system. If you've been looking for some clean modern muscle to show and have fun with, you'll be hard pressed to find a better car than this essentially brand new 1994 Impala SS!





1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS Start Up, Engine, In Depth Tour, and Test Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.





1996 Chevrolet Impala SS--Test Drive Video Review with Chris Moran from Chicago Motor Cars
http://www.SupercarNetwork.com A 3700 mile MUSEUM PIECE from my friends at the Packey Webb Auto Center! A real modern-day classic...the 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS! By Chris Moran from Chicago Motor Cars The Impala SS was uniquely fitted with a standard 3.08 gear. The limited-slip rear differential was standard (as opposed to the option G80 on Caprices) and suspension that was an inch lower. A retuned LT1 5.7-liter (350 cu in) small-block V8 was standard on the Impala SS, making 260 horsepower (190 kW) and 330 pound-feet (450 N·m) of torque (retuned from the prototype's 300 horsepower (220 kW) rating). The primary difference between the LT1 in the Impala and the LT1 that was in the Corvette and Camaro was that the Impala engine was fitted with cast-iron cylinder heads instead of aluminum ones, and a camshaft that was designed more for low-end torque than high-end horsepower. Another difference was that the Impala LT1 had 2 bolt main bearing caps while the Corvette LT1 had 4 bolt main bearing caps. The transmission used in the car was the 4L60E, which was itself an upgraded and revised version of the previous 4L60. However, the transmission was not beefed up for the power of the LT1, and transmission failures after 100,000 miles (160,000 km) were commonplace.[citation needed] A standard transmission was never available in the 1994--96 Impala SS. However there is a growing trend of replacing the 4L60-E transmission, with the T-56 (6 speed manual) from the Camaro and Firebird using aftermarket kits. Alternatively, a popular enhancement was the addition of a shift-kit and/or a more aggressive torque converter. Several other cars in the B-body line also shared a similar powertrain: these were the Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and the Cadillac Fleetwood which all shared the LT1 engine and 4L60E automatic transmission. 1996 Impala SS 4Dr. Sedan Cosmetically, the Impala SS received body-colored trim, which helped reduce the sometimes "bloated" look of the standard Caprice, a unique single-bar grille with no hood ornament and, a rear deck spoiler. It was fitted with 17-inch (430 mm) brushed aluminum wheels with 255/50ZR17 tires. Inside, the car came with a central console with cup holders (1994 and 1995 models) and a storage compartment, leather seats embroidered with the Impala SS logo, and a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel. For the 1994 model year, it was available only in black with a grey interior. Due to a shortage of the unique 5-spoke aluminum wheels (manufactured by ROH in Australia), only 6,303 cars were sold. However, the wheel shortage was remedied for the 1995 model year and 21,434 cars were sold. In 1995, Dark Cherry Metallic and Dark Grey Green were added as exterior color options, and the body paneling on the rear quarter panel was altered to reflect the cosmetic effect formerly achieved by a window insert. Another change from 1994 was the placement of the side mirrors from pods attached to the door to a larger format attached to the 'A' pillar. 1996 was the last year of production with 41,941 units sold. The 1996 Impala SS production went late into the model year; the last one being produced on December 13, 1996. It saw minor interior alterations, with the digital speedometer being replaced by an analog one, along with a tachometer. The shifter was moved from the column to the center console, and the engine was given an OBD-II computer control system (the camshaft was reground to adjust for the new computer). A special ceremony was held at the plant on December 13, 1996[2] for M.G. "Pinky" Randall, a Chevrolet collector from Houghton Lake, Mich., who bought the last Impala SS. When Randall drove the car with the dark cherry-metallic paint off the line, he was accompanied by County Judge Tom Vandergriff in the front passenger seat. In the back Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars.chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars www.chicagomotorcars.com




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