Chevy Impala Super Sport. Factory Big Block Impala with the correct optional "IE" coded "Special High Performance" solid lifter L-78 396ci 425 horsepower engine. Now estimated to be 530 horsepower. Factory 4-speed car that has been upgraded from a Muncie M-20 to a Borg Warner, wide ratio "Super T-10" 4-speed transmission to handle the increased horsepower. Transmission was freshened by Mike Miles Transmissions in Butler, WI. The original 12 bolt rear axle has been upgraded with a new 3.73 gear set, posi-traction differential and aluminum differential cover equipped with bearing cap deflection control bolts. The original manual drum brakes have been replaced with a power disc brake set up donated from a 1969 Impala. The original manual steering was also replaced with an OE power steering set up. The entire suspension system has been upgraded to a fully adjustable aftermarket tubular set up which includes springs, shocks, sway bars and control arms. The interior has been completely replaced with the exception of the headliner and dash pad. The car is equipped with a factory power bench seat, tilt steering and original sport steering wheel all of which are very rare. This car is also "Radio Delete" which is quite rare. Dynamat sound deadening insulation was added under the new carpeting and a new tach and aftermarket gauges were added to monitor engine vitals. The engine was professionally built by Princeton Performance in Wisconsin. This early 1965, 4-bolt main block retains it's original bore, 11.5:1 pistons and hi-performance rods. The original nitrited forged crankshaft has never been machined and all bearings are standard size. Camshaft is from CompCams and has a profile that is a bit more aggressive than stock providing a noticable rumble at idle. A Cloyes "double roller" timing chain and gears, CompCams "Magnum" roller rockers arms and and MSD "Pro Billet" ignition were utilized. The engine retains it's original winters aluminum intake manifold and currently has a new Holley 750 carb on top. (The original correct Holley goes with the car at the time of sale) The exhaust system consists of Hooker "Competition" headers and 2 1/2" dual exhaust with Flow Master mufflers. This Impala Sport Coupe underwent a complete "nut and bolt" restoration in 2012 at which time it was badged as a Super Sport. On February 15, 1965 Chevy's "Real Fine" 409 was retired from the engine line up and the new 425 horsepower 396 was offered in the Corvette and the full size Chevy's for only six months before the 427 was introduced for the 1966 model year. it is believed that there were only a total of 1700 cars produced with this rare engine.
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