Purchase of convertible:

 

For a while I had been talking about my interest in buying a convertible, so when a good friend of mine told me once more, that he has seen a 1971 Chevrolet Impala Convertible for sale, in a sweedish carmagasin, I decided to pursue the matter. The car was at sale in Stockholm and I took the train to take a look at the car. I had made sure that I had an agreement with my bank. I had also made my self clear about only to concentrate about the condintion af the carbody and the interior, because I reckoned that I could always mending any mechanical defects, if necessary. The car was completely original and in good condition, as can be seen on the following pictures, so I purchased it 11/25-1998.

 

The ad is seen here The front The rear Frontseat

 

The dashboard The rearseat The frontseat is as new The engine

 

Specifications:

 

1971 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
400 cui V8 smallblock 245 Hk Sae (6.6L)
6km/l 92 oktan unleaded gasoline
Turbo 350 automatic gearbox
Power steering
Power brakes

 

The car was not equipped with any options but I have fitted certain options after purchase:
  • Aircondition (fittet in the USA)
  • Power seat (fitted here)
  • Power windows (fitted here)
  • Cruisecontrol (fitted here)
  • Optional intrumentationlamps (Low fuel, doors, seatbelts) (fitted here)
  • Fenderskirts (original)

 

But soon after it came clear that the engine was VERY used; it used 1 quart of oil pr. 200 miles! so I began reconditioning of the engine, as can be seen on the following pages : Reconditioning of the engine

 

Last revised: juli 27, 2007.