This V8-powered modern classic only has 316 miles on the odometer.
The final example of the Chevrolet Impala just rolled off the assembly line last February, marking the end of the four-door sedan's production run that started back in 1957. It's one of several American sedans that have been discontinued over the last few years in favor of more popular crossovers and SUVs.
The last great one was the seventh-generation Impala SS, arguably one of the coolest sedans in the 1990s. Chevrolet hasn't built the Impala SS since 1996 so finding one in good condition isn't easy, but the example heading to auction this month looks practically new. With a mere 316 miles on the odometer, this SS has a surprisingly low mileage for its age.
The owner has clearly looked after it over the years. The high-performance sedan has been stored it in a garage but it's been driven enough to "keep everything in working order." It's in truly immaculate condition and looks like it just came out the factory. The black exterior is "untarnished" and the grey interior looks impeccable. Even the carpet is still in the factory original wrapper.
Built on an updated version of General Motor's B platform, the Impala SS is powered by a 5.7-liter LT1 V8 sourced from a Chevy Corvette sending 260 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Those figures may not seem impressive today, but 260 hp in a four-door American sedan was a novelty in the mid-1990s. The LT1 V8 is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. While the V8 comes from a Corvette, it's fitted with cast-iron cylinder heads instead of aluminum ones, and the camshaft is designed for low-end torque instead of high-end horsepower.
This practically-unused Chevrolet Impala SS will be going under the hammer with no reserve at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Houston sale in Houston on September 16th-18th. There's no estimate, but its low mileage and immaculate condition make it a very desirable example, so it won't be cheap. One sold on Bring a Trailer with super low miles went for $37K earlier this year. You probably won't find an Impala SS in better condition than this.