1965 Chevrolet Impala

1965 CHEVY IMPALA TOP-SELLING CAR IN U.S.
Full-sized cars ruled the marketplace back in the 50s and early 60s. Chevy’s Impala did battle with Ford’s Galaxy 500 and the Plymouth Fury for sales dominance, and in 1965 the Chevy Impala became the best-selling vehicle in America. It was the first model ever to break the 1-million-unit-mark in one production year, a record that has never been broken.

1965 CHEVY IMPALA REDESIGNED
The 4th-generation launched in the 1965 model year with a totally modern, sleek new body. Much cleaner and more devoid of chrome dressing. The old X-frame was replaced with a modern full-perimeter frame with coil spring-suspension on all 4 corners. The windshield angle was more laid down, and pillarless models got frameless windows. Not only was the exterior sheet metal all new, the interior was completely restyled.


1965 Chevrolet Impala INTERIORS


1965 Chevrolet Impala ENGINES

1965 CHEVY IMPALA ENGINES
While a 6-cylinder was standard, most were ordered with small block V8s. The W-series 409 V8 was discontinued early in 1965, replaced by the new 396 big block. 3- and 4-speed manual transmissions were offered, and the only automatic continued to be the 2-speed Powerglide.


1965 Chevrolet Impala SPECIFICATIONS

SUPER SPORT

Producton

    All Impala

    SS Option

Base Price

Wheelbase

Overall Length

Overall Width

Track, Front

Track, Rear

Weight

ENGINE SPECS

Engine Type

Engine Family

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

ENG OPTIONS

Turbo Thrift - 6

Turbo Fire V8

Turbo Fire 327

Turbo Fire 327

Turbo Fire 327

Turbo Fire 409

Turbo Fire 409

NEW 396 V8

RPO

Engine Name

Engine Type

Engine Family

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

Horsepower

Torque, lb/ft

Compression

6cyl HARDTOP

423,198 (all HT)

1,470,480 all

178,565 (all)

$2,839.00

119.0"

213.1"

79.6"

62.5"

62.4"

3,435 lbs


OHV inline-6

Stovebolt-Six

230 ci

3.875" X 3.25"

HP/Torque; Carb

140/220; 1bbl








L35

Turbo Jet 396

OHV V8

Chevy Big Block

396 ci

4.095" X 3.760"

325 @ 4800 rpm

410 @ 3200 rpm

10.25:1

6cyl CONVERT

57,903 (all Convt)



$3,104.00

119.0"

213.1"

79.6"

62.5"

62.4"

3,505 lbs


OHV V8

Small Block

283 ci

3.875" X 3.00"

HP/Torque; Carb


195/275; 2bbl

V8 HARDTOP

423,198 (all HT)



$2,947.00

119.0"

213.1"

79.6"

62.5"

62.4"

3,570 lbs


OHV V8

Small Block

327 co

4.00" X 3.25"

HP/Torque; Carb



250/300; 4bbl

300/350; 4bbl

300/360; 4bbl

V8 CONVERT

57,903 (all Convt)



$3,212.00

119.0"

213.1"

79.6"

62.5"

62.4"

3,645 lbs


OHV V8

Chevy 348/409

409 ci

4.3125" X 3.50"

HP/Torque; Carb






340/420; 4bbl

400/425; 4bbl



Check out these IMPALA BOOKS

THE STORY OF CHEVY IMPALAS


CHEVY IMPALA FACTORY PARTS & CASTING NUMBER GUIDE


IMPALA PARTS LOCATING GUIDE


CHEVY IMPALA 2006-2011, CHILTON REPAIR MANUAL


CHEVY IMPALA 2006-2011, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL


CHEVY IMPALA FWD 1995-2001, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL





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