Everyone loves the Impala SS, but how many cars like this 1969 SS hardtop have you seen? Better yet, how many with a thumping 427 under the hood? A nice combination of restored and original parts, this matching-numbers big block SS is the ride of choice for the guy who appreciates true luxury muscle. Big and black, this Impala is an imposing sight here in the showroom, never mind barreling down the highway in your rear-view mirror. Wide, long, and low, it delivers that full-sized ride that everyone gets nostalgic over and looks pretty darned good despite casting a shadow the size of a full-sized pickup truck. The bodywork is nice enough to proudly wear that black paint, which is the car''s original color. Doors fit well, those giant quarter panels are straight, and the single rub strip that runs along its flanks emphasizes the panel alignment, which is quite good. A white vinyl top is an awesome contrast that ties in nicely with the interior, and it, too, is in good condition and not brittle or yellowing due to age. Bright chrome bumpers and a standard SS grille are subtle reminders that this is still a heavy-hitter, and with triple taillights out back, there''s little doubt what kind of car this is as it pulls away from you. Parchment buckets anchor the spacious interior, which is big enough for the whole family to go out cruising. The seats are so nice that I have to believe they''ve been reupholstered, and the carpets are in such great shape that they can''t possibly be 45 years old, but beyond that it''s quite possible that this is a very original interior. The door panels remain in good order and the dash pad has a few cracks but plenty of life left in it. A woodgrained steering wheel warms things up a bit and offers an appropriate Chevy vibe that keeps the corporate look. Options include the console with horseshoe shifter (mandatory on any car of this caliber, I''d say), factory A/C, and, of course, the bucket seats. Original gauges are in good working order with well-marked faces and that is, indeed, the original AM radio in the middle of the dash. OF course, a car like this comes with a massive trunk, which carries what might be the original mat and a vintage bias-ply Goodyear spare. You could get a wide range of engines in your Impala in 1969, but the top dog was the L36 427/390 (if we''re not counting the L72, which was a well-kept secret). This car carries its original, numbers-matching LI-coded block and while it isn''t detailed and shiny, it definitely gets your attention when you lean on the loud pedal. That may very well be factory Chevy Orange paint on the block, and what it lacks in beauty it makes up for with brawn. Linked to a TH400 3-speed automatic and a bulletproof rear end, it''s content to just loaf along on the highway or have some fun at the strip. It''s original underneath which isn''t necessarily a bad thing when you''re from a warm climate, and if you want one to drive, this is a great choice. Factory Rally wheels now carry 235/75/15 whitewall radials, just to lull the other guy into thinking this SS is a pushover. Luxury muscle is gaining steam, and if you like the full-sized feel with some real power behind it, this Impala SS delivers in a big way. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.