This is my very own1968 SS427 convertible and is, for the most part, my dream Impala (a 4-speed would've been nice!)
Besides SS427 equipment, options include Comfortron Air Conditioning, sport style steering wheel, tilt steering column, power windows, power door locks, power driver's side seat (extremely rare option), fiber optic light monitors, AM-FM stereo radio with multiplex unit and 4 speaker system, Super Sport equipment (bucket seats and console), front and rear bumper guards, F-41 heavy duty sport suspension, rally wheels and speed warning indicator. In other words, this is one very rare and loaded full-sized Chevy ! Looks just like the SS427 equipped vehicle depicted in the 1968 Chevrolet dealers literature!
This nice Palomino Ivory 1968 Impala SS427 convertible is one of the few 1968 cars that I have ever seen with the standard bench seat, although this car does have the optional 6-way power bench seat (RPO-A42). Most of the '68s that I have seen had the optional Z-03 Super Sport interior, shown in the Interior Details section. This is an exceptionally well maintained vehicle and the owner is really serious about originality, right down to maintaining an original appearance through the use of the red stripe tires.
Another convertible 1968 SS427, this red beauty is still in the hands of the original owner! He bought the car as a very young man despite the taunting of several of his friends who were more into mid-size muscle. Having never been driven a single day in snow, this car still features the original convertible top and interior. A new paint job several years ago is about the only work this SS427 has ever received. Options include the Z-03 Super Sport interior, tachometer and gauges, tilt steering column, sport steering wheel, cornering lamps, and more that I cannot recall.
This black SS427 is perhaps the summit of high performance possibilities in a 1968 Impala and was undoubtedly ordered with one thing in mind; the drag strip! Powered by a 425 horsepower L-72, it also features the heavy duty M-22 transmission coupled to a 4.88:1 rear axle , Z-03 Super Sport interior with the radio delete and lighter delete. Additionally this ground pounding SS427 was ordered with the front wheel disc brakes and 15 inch wheels and includes an over-the-counter dealer installed fresh air induction system under the hood, which can be seen in the engine specifications section . With just over 12,000 original miles, this beauty still has the original exhaust and shocks still installed!
Here is a rather unusual cloth bench seat, 4-speed SS427. This car still has the original smog equipment and inspection markings on the firewall! A mostly original car in nearly every aspect.
This is Arnold Boris' 1968 SS427 4-speed convertible. Notice the white hood stripe that he has added to this vehicle. It is not factory, but it does do a real nice job of highlighting the special SS427 hood. This would have made a great factory option!
This nice, highly optioned SS427 convertible belongs to Steve Leunig and also features the white hood stripe. Arnold Boris, whose convertible is featured in the previous row, found the inspiration to paint the hood stripe on his convertible after seeing Steve's car. I can't help but wonder if there are any options missing on this car because I can't think of any if there are!
Here is a rather unusual cloth bench seat, 4-speed SS427. This car still has the original smog equipment and inspection markings on the firewall!
Now here is something I love to see! Bench seat, 4 speed, SS427 convertible. I also love the black paint on this beauty. Factory tachometer and gauges and front and rear bumper guards are some additional options. Hard to believe this car has over 100, 000 miles on it, according to the current owner who recently found it on EBay.
Originally built in Arlington, TX in mid-December of 1967, this 1968 SS427 pictured to the left and center was delivered to Murdock Chevrolet in Norman, OK. It has power steering and brakes, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, bumper guards, remote mirror and gauge package with 5500 redline tachometer. It is the Custom Coupe roof line with the Z03 SS interior with buckets and console. The picture of the Butternut Yellow convertible to the far right was also sent in.
A very well optioned car, the red SS427 pictured above does have the Z-03 interior with the automatic transmission, as well as the Special Instrumentation package, factory air conditioning and even an 8-track tape player. This car was a great opportunity to get detailed information and pictures of a very correct SS427.
To the far right, another visitor submitted picture of a real nice SS427 fastback.