Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lord Vader's Chariot: 1978 Chevrolet Impala Aerocoupe

Personal two door coupes sold by the truck loads in the 60's-70's-80's, but are hardly produced any longer in 2018.  Today's Impala coupe has been given a Grand National style black out treatment and the results look almost vintage AMG like by my eye.  Under the hood features a Chevy LS swap that should motivate the car much more than the stock engine.  The unique three sided rear glass is not likely something you would want to find a replacement for at this point in time.  Find this 1978 Chevy Impala for sale in Fernandina Beach, FL for $9,000 via craigslist.


Details from the seller:

UP FOR SALE WITH A PRICE DROP FROM 15k to 9,500! THIS CAN BE YOUR NEW SUMMER TOY! I HAVE A (1978 IMPALA AEROCOUPE)
PAINTED LAST YEAR AND SWAPPED, HAS AN LS 5.3L SWAP, INTERIOR IS BLACK AND RED AND YES IT RUNS, 
NEEDS NEW WHEELS OR YOU CAN TALK TO DUDE WHO HAS THE WHEELS NOW. I just have too much going on.. It's been sitting in a lot for the longest.. message for more details!




The seller lists the engine as being a 5.3, but one of the pictures shows the engine with a Vortec 6000 engine cover.  Some sort of more modern seats have been installed and look like a huge improvement over the stock chairs.  It seems the seller has sold the upgraded five spoke wheels that are on the car in the listing, but does not say what is on the car in place of them??


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7 comments:

  1. Love how some people park their cars in scenic spots or use props/models to show them off.

    Take this one for instance.

    Dirty rags in at least 2 shots. Shows he works on cars! (and leaves rags laying on the engine...hmm...)

    But the line of porta-johns photobombing the background?

    How subtle can you get?

    "Drive this baby and you'll be welcomed at all the best outhouses"

    -Stan (yeah...*that* Stan...)

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    1. I am no longer clear if I come here to look at the cars or to sit in the balcony and joke.
      [image src="https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/jadensadventures/images/4/43/Statler_waldorf_02_01.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20121013052746" width="400px"/]

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    2. Pull up a chair. I brought beer!

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  2. ..."talk to the dude with the wheels if you want them..."!!! What? So, is this sitting somewhere on blocks? Four rollers? The wheels are at one of those "buy-her, pay-here" tire and wheel stores and they got repossessed? What's the story on that? I like the overall look of this, though.

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  3. That headlight alignment is sort of comical.

    Reminds me of my uncle who ran the one lap of america a few times FWIW who used to set up all his cars with one driving light pointed way up high to light up overhead road signs. He also had a set of kill switches to turn off all the lights individually. The 914/6 I inherited from him was set up so that you could turn the license plate light off or even switch the taillights from red to orange by swapping the turn/brake/tail lights.
    It was even wired for airplane landing lights.

    This on the other hand just seems a bit sloppy.

    Hmm, NY ( use them anywhere but NY! ) plates in FLA? , a good sign that this is hard to register and drive in the same state for some reason.

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    1. Hugh, any guy who takes the time to individually wire all of the running lights in his car is OK in my book.

      -Stan (the irreverent but somehow still obstreperous Stan...)

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    2. Yeah, but there was a learning curve, some of the toggle switches were more than normal level idiosyncratic, like the individual headlight motor switches so that you could turn the headlights on but one or both would stay in the illuminate the interior of the front trunk mode. Did I mention that none of them were marked? Also the extra odometer that runs backwards is a conversation piece. And a trailer hitch for towing a tiny trailer with an extra set of wheels with autocross tires.

      Whatever happened to the other "nominal" Stan?

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