1965 Chevrolet Impala SS coupe 396 L78!

Restored original SS car


Year 1965
Make Chevrolet
Model Impala SS coupe 396 L78!
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8
Engine Size 396 cui
Estimated HP 425+hp
Heads Chevy performance
Carburetor 4 bbl
Intake Single 4bbl
Ignition Chevy electronic
Transmission Type Manual
Transmission Spec Muncie 4 speed
Exhaust Type Dual
Muffler Type Custom
Interior Color Red
Seating Type Buckets
Seat Material Vinyl
Shifter Type Floor with console
Restoration Status Restored
Awards Summary Show quality
Body Style Coupe
Doors 2
Body Color Regal red
Paint type single stage
Stripes None
Front Suspension Type Stock with shocks
Rear Suspension Type A.Arms with shocks
Axle Specification 12 bolt Chevy
Wheels 15 inch rally wheels
Front Brakes Discs
Rear Brakes Drum
Miscellaneous As with all our high-quality cars, this Impala is completely serviced and checked before it enters our showroom floor!. Its turn key and not a project or a car that needs work.
Bodywork & Trim

Super original laser straight body, fully restored car with all new paint, trim and emblems.


L78 396 cui Chevy big block, all new rebuild, but upgraded with a hydraulic camshaft for easy maintenance and with around 425/450HP.


Muncie M20 manual 4 speed trans and Chevy all rebuild 12 bolt rear axle with 3.23 street gears, all new brakes, suspension and steering components.


Gorgeous all restored bucket seat red interior in fantastic condition and a fully restored functional dash. All new trim, emblems and chrome parts, great glass all around.

General discription


This is a super rare car and one of only around ever produced L78 396 Big block with 425HP - 4 speeds, 65' Impala coupes. This car is completely body off restored and a true high quality build car. Its one of aprox. 1480 SS L78 cars and one of aprox 1275 ever build 4 speeds! With this cars options and in this rare color combination it might well be one or two hand full build cars. So yes its a rare car! PTTM is very proud to present this great and rare car to its clients. Its one of the most sought after Impala's with the desirable 6 round tail lights and the smooth body shapes. Its a correct 166 code Super sport car that's also still in its factory original RR (Reginal red) paint and equipped with its original 897 coded Red bucket seat and console interior. That's just one of the best combinations you can get on any classic car! and looks plain stunning. 

At the end of 1964, Chevrolet not introduced the all new designed Impala model, but at the same time the introduced the strong and all new 396 cui performance Big block for its top model cars. a complete new design and one of the best Chevy V8 big blocks designed. These 396 engines came in the "base" 325 Hp version and the very desirable L78 high performance 396 with 425 factory given horsepower! This engine had 4 bolt main caps, special performance heads, special intake and carb, an 11.0.1 compression ratio and a performance cam. These 396 engines were only available in combination with the optional SS packages. 

Hooked up to a manual Muncie M20 4 speed transmission these Impala's, although not really a pony or lightweight car, pretty fast indeed! It was also estimated that these engines, when equipped with better breathing exhaust manifolds or headers would make close to 500 hp! The L78 396 was one of the best performance engine Chevy ever build and with these horsepower rating only for sale in 1965. as of 1966 the L78 was de-tuned and was left with a mere 375HP. So this being a 65 car makes it rare and one of the fastest's and rarest classic Impala SS cars ever produced. 

The car we present to you here is of outstanding quality and still very correct and original to its factory original conditions, with only some very minor changes for better looks or better performance. Everything, inside and out, was either new or restored to as new condition. The body is laser straight and rustfree, it has great paint with a deep shine and the interior is just like the day it rolled of the production line. It just doesn't come much better than this! 

The car is also equipped with all its correct SS details and has many desirable factory options as you can see in the below listing. If you want any additional information before the car arrives in our showroom ,  or want to make a reservation so your the first to be able to see it, just give us a call.

Notice: Some pictures we are presenting you here. Are from the actual car! More info on this great car, more pics, and a walk around video will follow soon, for more questions or information or to make a reservation on the car ahead of its arrival please contact our sales.

Some of the cars options:

  • L78 396 Bigblock!
  • True SS car!
  • Manual 4 speed trans!
  • Correct 12 bolt rear axle
  • Bucket seat the luxe interior.
  • Floor shifter.
  • Floor console.
  • Power steering!
  • Power brakes.
  • Front disc brakes!
  • AM/FM stereo.
  • 15 inch Rally style wheels.
  • In dash tacho!
  •  And more.  

But if you like additional information ahead then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem! 

-The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included.

-All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.  

-On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide! 

- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) 

- For export prices please contact our sales.  

- While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Prices and info in online ad’s or website might diver and are subjected to changes and or have mistakes in them. Please verify any information in question with PedalToTheMetal Holland/Europe. 

And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!

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