The Ultimate Sleeper

1969 Chevy Impala SS 427

Although the Chevrolet Impala was one of the most popular cars of all time, collectors are most enamored of the Super Sport version. After 1965 the Impala turned into a larger sedan sized car and sold very well at the Chevrolet dealerships. The Impala SS retained its performance image through 1968. For 1966 through 1968 there was a high performance SS 427 version of the Impala that really earned a lot of street credit. For a car that big it handled like it was on rails and the power was unrestrainable. But by 1969 sales tapered off for the Impala SS models. In fact, 1969 was the last year for the SS Impala. Luckily for collectors they only offered a Super Sport Impala as an SS 427 that year, increasing its collector value today.  

This week we spotted a 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible being listed by Legendary Motors in Rowley, Massachusetts. This is a rare citing and we knew we had to show it to you here in the newsletter. This particular example is featured in Azure Turquoise with Parchment interior and a white convertible top. The famed 427 ci L36 motor is factory rated at 390 hp producing 470 lb-ft of torque. The power transfers via a THM 400 bullet-proof 3-speed automatic transmission with a 12-bolt posi rear end putting the power to the ground. To withstand the high torque of the engine, the THM has the cast iron center support and over-sized second gear clutch . The Impala also came with a special suspension called F40, which provided heavier front and rear shocks and springs with a larger anti-roll bar. Translation … it’s the ultimate sleeper. You would not expect that kind of performance from such a big car.

We know they only made 2,455 Super Sport Impalas during the entire production year for 1969. That total includes all three body styles, coupes, hardtops and convertibles. The exact number of convertible SS 427’s produced is not recorded. But we have heard experts estimate that there were only 300 built.

Click here to view detailed photos on the Legendary Motors’ ad page. They say the dual exhaust produces the rumble you’d expect from a 427 Super Sport.

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Classic Car News This Week

New Ferrari

Ferrari unveiled their new Roma Spider model yesterday in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh during an exclusive event at the El Badi Palace. It shows an enticing modern day design that honors the classic styling lines of the 1960’s Ferraris. The Roma has never before been offered as a Spider with a soft top. Just like the Roma coupe, the Spider uses the 3855 cc turbo V8 and hooks up through an 8-speed DCT with incredibly fast shifts and smooth acceleration. When it was introduced it was voted the “Best Engine in the Past 20 Years.” In a continued software development from Ferrari, the engine uses Variable Boost Management providing a sound track of incomparable revs.

GAA Classic Auction

We are just a few weeks away from the beginning of a special GAA Classic Car Auction at the end of this month. Our newsletter readers know we have been promoting the liquidation auction of the Jerry Smith Collection at GAA Classics’ auction facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, March 30 and April 1, 2023. All of the cars are being offered at No Reserve including this 1952 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible which you see here. We believe this is the “sleeper” deal of the auction. Tastefully customized, every nut and bolt was replaced as it received a Trans Am subframe and a full set of power options. It just looks right as an old school custom, doesn’t it? Click here to see more of the No Reserve offerings at the GAA Classic Auction in Greensboro.

Barris’ Lincoln ‘Bugazzi’

One of George Barris’ many ventures into custom car production, the car he called the Bugazzi was built to higher standards than a Rolls-Royce but with a flare only Barris could pull off. This 1973 Lincoln Mark IV “Bugazzi” is one of 12 designed and built by George Barris’ Hollywood Coach Builders in the 1970s for his Hollywood clientele. They say only two of the 12 still exist today. You will note the PPG blend of Gold Pearl clear with Ice Pearl, and light tan pinstriping and a hand-painted graphic on the spare-tire cover fabricated from two Lincoln Continental decklids. Then take a look at the photos on their ad page. They say it has been well maintained with 60k original miles. You may remember it on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California. It will forever be part of the legendary Barris legacy. Not many collections will have a center piece like this one.

Video Ads

1940 Packard 120 Hot Rod

Who would dare to make a hot rod out of a revered 1940 Packard 120? Well, a West Virginia seller has done it and isn’t apologizing for it either. In fact, he gave us a video walk-around tour of it to display in his ad. Click the video window above to view. Street rod satin black flat paint never looked so good. Check out the 468 BBC with Scott Shafiroff components and 2x4s. Then take it out for a video test drive. Smooth.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1957 Plymouth Belvedere

1957 was a benchmark year for many automotive models. The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere is one of Virgil Exner’s styling fetes. This one was just posted by The Last Detail, a classic car emporium in North Chicago, Illinois. They say this impressive classic Mopar is unrestored and well preserved with just 30,200 miles from new. In two-tone White over Gold livery, it also came with removable rear skirts and power brakes.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1969 Pontiac GTO, R&R Classic Cars, ON, 19,752 orig miles

1991 Camaro Z28 Convertible, Showdown Auto, MI, 36,960 miles

1995 Pontiac Solstice, Showdown Auto, MI, only 18,593 miles

1995 Pontiac Trans Am, Showdown Auto, MI, only 18k miles

1992 Cadillac DeVille, REV Muscle Cars, IL, 17k orig miles

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster

Gullwing Motor Cars in New York posted this 1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster which looks great in the photos but will need to be restored to bring it back to its original condition. The car does not currently run. It will need a skilled technician to bring it back to life. However, Gullwing tells us it will be an easy restoration. This is the one to look into to have a real numbers matching XK140 in your collection.

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1953 Buick Super Convertible, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1966 Chevy Nova SS from San Diego, CA

1962 Ford Thunderbird, Haggle Me

1929 Hillman 14 Tourer, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1948 Ford Deluxe Convertible, Unique Specialty & Classics, MN

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1953 MG TD Roadster, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Price Reduced

1961 Impala 409 Convertible

A private party seller in Connecticut had recently listed his highly desirable 1961 Chevrolet Impala 409/425 Convertible for sale in our Chevrolet Section online. He says he has owned the car for about 27 years and that it was restored about eight years ago. Evidently he does not drive it much. It has only 50 miles on it since the restoration. It comes with a T10 4-speed. When he listed it originally he was asking $130,000. But just yesterday he dropped the price to $120,000.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1964 Oldsmobile 442$49,000$44,000
1964 Buick Riviera$27,900$23,900
1968 Chevy Nova SS Pro Street$64,500$59,500
2001 Pontiac Firebird Race Car$67,000$60,000
1955 Ford Crown Victoria$34,950$28,500

Street Rods

Ford Business Coupe

Ford Business Coupe

1940 Ford Business Coupe. Red,…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Exotic Car Section

1989

Lamborghini Countach

1989 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary: One Owner Car…

Rock n Roll 50’s

Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird. This is a…
1957

Cadillac Eldorado

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz. Multiple photos…
1956

Pontiac Chieftain

1956 Pontiac Chieftain. 316CI V8, Oil…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1978

GMC Sierra

1978 GMC Sierra Cheyenne Custom.…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Future collectibles

1990

Ford Mustang

1990 Ford Mustang GT convertible. 33k…

Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Electric Car

2019

Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3. This vehicle looks and drives great!…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Classic 60s Cars

1960

Oldsmobile Dynamic 88

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88. 371…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Mopar

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Camaro

Camaro SS

Camaro SS

1969 Camaro SS. Real SS, X55…

Impala

Chevy Impala SS

Chevy Impala SS

1965 Chevy Impala SS 2-door hardtop…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

Pontiac Grand Prix Model SJ

Pontiac Grand Prix Model SJ

1969 Pontiac Grand Prix Model SJ. The…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Buick Muscle Cars

1987

Buick Grand National

Low mile 1987 Buick Grand National has…

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.

Van

1963

Chevrolet Corvair Van

1963 Corvair Van. Custom build – One of a kind…

Station Wagons

Edsel Villager

Edsel Villager

1959 Edsel Villager. Solid car ,…

Late Model Sports Cars

2007

Saturn Sky

2007 Saturn Sky Redline :: Powered…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.

Motorcycles

2012

Harley-Davidson Softail

2012 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe. Elvis…

Convertibles

1973

Mercury Cougar

1973 Mercury Cougar XR7. PRICE REDUCED!…
1969

Pontiac Catalina

1969 Pontiac Catalina Convertible. 400-4BBL-V8, TH350…

Volkswagen

1973

Volkswagen Thing

1973 Volkswagen Thing. 1600cc 4cyl, 4 speed manual, Orange exterior-…
1968

Volkswagen Beetle

1968 Volkswagen Beetle. 1600cc rebuilt motor, 4 speed manual -…

Race Cars

1950

King Midget

Unique 1950 King Midget: Model 1…

You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs

Mustang Fastback

Mustang Fastback

1965 Mustang fastback gt350 tribute Original boss…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

Muscle Car Clones

1969 Camaro ZL1

A very authentic 1969 Camaro ZL1 tribute was just listed by Winegardner Customs & Classics in Prince Frederick, Maryland. It comes with many important original ZL1 parts, like the 1969 Winters Foundry block and aluminum intake, exhaust manifolds with correct casting numbers and original correct carburetor. It even has the correct Hurst shifter and M-22 Rock Crusher 4-speed. And the Lemans Blue paint is worth your inspection.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1971 Plymouth Cuda from Xenia, OH, real Cuda, now has 426 Hemi

1965 Chevelle Malibu from W. Chicago, IL, SS Z-16 tribute

1970 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Classics, TX, SS tribute

1969 Camaro Convertible, Super Sport Classics, FL, RS/SS trim & badging

1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging

1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

1940 Ford Tudor

An interesting classic car was listed for sale this week by Haggle Me, the internet broker that represents its private owner. This is a 1940 Ford 2-Door Sedan being offered for sale in its original vintage condition. They tell us it runs and drives very well, a point that should not be overlooked. They also include that the paint and interior are very nice (you can verify that in the photos.) You should have it inspected before you buy to get a full picture of the condition class. They say it has the original Flathead V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission. For an unrestored original this one presents well in the photos. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is $21,500.

1931 Ford Model A Roadster

The question here with this 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster is whether it is a driver quality find or is it a project car which will need to be restored? Well, let’s take a look. The private party seller is from Bay Shore, New York. He says the roadster was restored in 1991, but then it may have gone right into storage. He says it has the original 4 cylinder engine and drivetrain in running condition. You should note that this car was restored using a fiberglass body finished in what looks like Washington Blue. It has a steel hood, fenders and running boards. A pre-purchase inspection might help you understand whether the car can be cosmetically updated. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $14,500.

1954 Ford Custom

A sweet 1954 Ford Custom presents well as a classic car with mild custom upgrades. It is being offered for sale this week at Primo Classics International in Lakeland, Florida. They tell us the restored 4-Door sedan has a 292 ci V8 motor, automatic transmission, Vintage cold air conditioning, power steering, power brakes and a tilt colum steering wheel. A car indeed that looks classic, but rides much better. In fact, they say it “drives amazing.” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is $21,900.

1958 Studebaker Silver Hawk

This 1958 Studebaker Silver Hawk has been in the same family for 44 years. You can tell from the photos that this is no show car. Yet they say they drive it every summer. It still has just 76,000 miles. It has an automatic transmission and some patina (not extra charge.) Click the link to see more photos. There is lots of cosmetic clean up needed. But does it need a full restoration? It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The asking price is $12,900.

1969 Chevy C20 Pickup

Although there is noticeable patina on this 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, you may overlook it for how well it runs and drives. That is what the private party seller from Temecula, California tells us about his steady Chevy. With a 350 engine, 400 automatic transmission and new oak bed, it has some finer points. They seller says it also has new shocks, new brakes and has had the engine refreshed. With 84,500 miles, it is on its third owner from new. The paint is original with some touchups. You might want to have it inspected before you buy, but hurry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $12,000.

2004 Pontiac GTO

You know these retro GTO’s were born to be collectible. So we were a little surprised to see a 2004 Pontiac GTO being offered for sale at such an affordable price. It might be the right time to pick one up and put it away as a “future collectible.” This one is being offered for sale at Showdown Auto in Fraser, Michigan. It has the 5.7L SFI V8 engine. Click this link to view a walk-around video and here it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. Their asking price is $18,900.

1985 Nissan 300ZX

Here is another one from Showdown Auto in Fraser, Michigan. You must check this 1985 Nissan 300ZX out. They say it remains in “great condition.” These ZX cars are bound to be collectible, just like Corvettes. They were one of the prime sports cars of their day. They say this one runs and drives great. It comes with receipts and service records dating back 15 years. The pop up headlights work, and the interior shows well. Click here for a walk-around video inspection. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $12,900.  Now that’s the way to buy a car that will appreciate in value in the future.  

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D$12,900Stanley, WI
1992 Corvette Convertible$12,900Stanley, WI
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500$12,900Stanley, WI
1991 Cadillac DeVille$19,500Las Vegas, NV

Cars for under $10,000:

1979 MG Midget Mk IV$9,900Stanley, WI
1991 Mercedes-Benz SL300$9,500Bay Shore, NY
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500$8,495Casa Grande, AZ
1991 Chrysler LeBaron GTC Convertible$4,900Stanley, WI

Cars On Line features vehicles here based on their listed price. We are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are only pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always “as is” and “where is.” There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy. Click here to purchase a detailed vehicle inspection.

Sold Thru Cars On Line

Here are some of the happy sellers who were nice enough to tell us to mark their vehicle SOLD thru Cars On Line.

Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line (March 03, 2023 through March 17, 2023.)

1966 Corvette Coupe1963 Pontiac Grand Prix1936 Buick Sedan
1960 Cadillac Convertible1935 Chevrolet Coupe1938 Chevy Master Dlx
1940 Willys Coupe

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