In 1969 the Impala SS was available in only 3 body styles: Convertible, Custom Coupe and Sport Coupe.
Note: 1969 Production numbers are only available by model groups, not individually.
|164 67||2-door Convertible, 8 Cyl.||
|164 37||2-door Sport Coupe, 8 Cyl.|
|164 47||2-door Custom Coupe, 8 Cyl.|
|Total Production for Impala SS 427||
|1969 Full Size Production - All Models||
|*Rounded to the nearest 100|
Colors for Impala (Click HERE for color chart listed by model series from "Decoding Trim Tags")
Engines (Click HERE for more information from "Power Trains")
|427 C.I. V-8||
|427 C.I. V-8||
|This was the "secret" 427 in 1969. Only 546 of these L72 engines were ordered for any of the full size Chevrolets in 1969, and it was not listed in any sales or dealer materials.|
Identifying Features (Exterior)
In 1969, Impala could still be purchased with the SS (Super Sport) option package as it had in previous years, but was ONLY available with one of the two 427 cubic inch V-8's. Because of this, it was known as the "SS427". With sales climbing steadily for SS Camaros, Chevelles and the like, the reputation that was once Impala's for performance and raw horsepower was cannibalized by GM's smaller, lighter and quicker cars. As a result, 1969 was the last year for the Impala SS with only 2455 being produced. From that point on, Impala was seen simply as a big family oriented car. That being said however, an Impala SS427 was (and still is) a force to be reckoned with.
The SS427 had all the same trim as Impala - Narrow trim extending from the front bumpers all the way to the rear, with a colored insert. A narrow chrome strip that ran the entire length of the rocker panels, and chrome trim around the wheel well openings. A single chrome ring on the inside of each of the 6 tail lights, and "Chevrolet" spelled out in individual letters across the front edge of the hood.
In addition to this however, the SS427 had some extra features to distinguish it from a regular Impala. An "SS" emblem appeared on the rear-most portions of the front fenders, as well as over the lock on the deck lid. The famous Chevrolet bow-tie that sat in the center of the grille was also replaced with an "SS" emblem. The grille itself was unique from any other 1969 full size Chevrolet in that is was blacked out completely except for 4 horizontal bars. Red-line tires were also an option, and many of the '69 SS 427 Impalas were so equipped.
Hide-away headlights were NOT an SS427 option, contrary to popular belief. As I have mentioned on the "Impala" page, these were available on Caprice ONLY and NOT available on any Impala, according to all records available to date. As with any car built in the 60's, the possibility of an exception to this rule could exist, but to date there are no documented cases of any hide-away headlights being installed on an Impala by the factory.
For more information on the 1969 Impala SS 427 we strongly encourage you check out the Impala SS 427 website!
1969 Impala SS Model Series 16400
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