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Vehicle sighting - 1969 Chevy Impala #5461755 06/24/20 07:45 PM
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Here's the 2nd great car on the same garage lot - a '69 Impala. The '69 is tied with the '63 as my favourite full-size Chevy. Heresy, but as nice as this 2-dr notchback is, I prefer the 4-dr sedan or hardtop. It's equipped with the ubiquitous 350 (which was new for that year). The base V8 for 1969 was the 327.


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Nice car smile

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Still amazes me how large cars were back then. That color looks great in the sun.

Is the license plate scrambled by you or some technology did it?


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Re: Vehicle sighting - 1969 Chevy Impala [Re: Leo99] #5461771 06/24/20 08:12 PM
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I scrambled it with photo-editing software. It's a collector plate, so does not use our current provincial plate colours.

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Cool car. Wrong engine!


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Re: Vehicle sighting - 1969 Chevy Impala [Re: Leo99] #5461888 06/24/20 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Leo99
Still amazes me how large cars were back then. That color looks great in the sun.


Not only how large, but how POORLY they do in crash tests despite all that sheet metal. Still, car's from that era are absolutely beautiful and this is a perfect example.


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Re: Vehicle sighting - 1969 Chevy Impala [Re: Number_35] #5461898 06/24/20 11:11 PM
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I'm quite sure the engine line up went like this;
I never saw a 3 on the tree or 4 speed on any of the V8s.
I think the 307 and 327s were gone after 68.

250 cid I-6 150 T250 & 3 on the tree.
350 cid V8 250 T350
350 cid V8 300 T350
396 cid V8 265 T400
427 cid v8 390 T400

The big dealership in the Peg back in the day was Holiday Chev Olds.
The Haddad's sold and opened Surrey Flag Chev.

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I've personally seen a 1969 Impala SS350 with a Muncie 4 speed & the factory build sheet to prove it, I'm sure there were plenty of SS396 4 speed cars as well, And the Powerglide was still the standard automatic option for straight six & small block engines.

The TH250 wasn't produced 'til '73/'74 IIRC?


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Looks pretty good with the rally wheels. I personally wouldn't own a car like that but still neat to look at.


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Re: Vehicle sighting - 1969 Chevy Impala [Re: Number_35] #5461989 06/25/20 04:47 AM
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Is that color Metallic Pea?

The front ends on those were great looking. The boat tail rear didn’t match though. Big heavy doors. Don’t get your finger slammed in those.

Nice trip down memory lane.


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Originally Posted by PimTac
Is that color Metallic Pea?

The front ends on those were great looking. The boat tail rear didn’t match though. Big heavy doors. Don’t get your finger slammed in those.

Nice trip down memory lane.


My dad had that same year/color in a 4 door as a company car. He bought it from his company and my sibs and I all drove it. I think he had Earl Scheib re-paint it the same color, worst paint job I ever saw at my young age.


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You could tow a boat, a camper and have room for your family....


I'd still like to have my 67 Beetle back....life was easy then..imho
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The trunk looks gigantic. My current car would fit comfortably in there!

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Originally Posted by Chris142
Cool car. Wrong engine!
You were hoping for the 250 inline-6, right? LOL

Originally Posted by userfriendly
I'm quite sure the engine line up went like this;
I never saw a 3 on the tree or 4 speed on any of the V8s.
I think the 307 and 327s were gone after 68.

250 cid I-6 150 T250 & 3 on the tree.
350 cid V8 250 T350
350 cid V8 300 T350
396 cid V8 265 T400
427 cid v8 390 T400

The big dealership in the Peg back in the day was Holiday Chev Olds.
The Haddad's sold and opened Surrey Flag Chev.
I remember Holiday out on W Portage! But how about Terry Balkan Chev-Olds (with Brother Lou)? "You betcha!" Weren't they downtown on the W side of Main St? I bought a float for a Rochester 2-bbl there many years ago.

The 307 was the base engine for the '68 MY only - it succeeded the 283, and was replaced for '69 by the 327. It soldiered on until, I believe, 1973, where it could still be found in the Nova, but 1968 was the only year it was offered in the full-size Chevys.

I believe the 327 was gone from the full-size line up for 1970. (I know there was one in '69 - in '82 I transplanted a 327/TH from a '69 into my '68. The 327/TH replaced a very tired 307/Powerglide.)

I didn't even know there was such a thing as a TH250 - live and learn. Also, at one point I owned a '71 Biscayne - it had the 250 inline-6 and a 2-speed Powerglide, so I'm pretty sure the Powerglide was still offered in the full-size lineup in '69.

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My parents bought a 69 Pontiac station wagon. That was the year they had the rubber front nose you could hit with a baseball bat. 396 2 barrel 265 hp T400, 2.56 12 bolt posi.
VIN 7563691138291 or something like that..Canadian built Pontiac had Chev engines in 69. Purchased at Brandon Automobiles that was the Murray's first dealership.
I think Dan Murray runs the Peg dealership on Bishop. They've done ok by me since expanding out west in 06. 4 new trucks and a used mini van.

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