|There are some who would argue that 1967 was the peak year for automotive performance during the muscle car era. Whether or not this is true, one thing is for certain; by 1967, high performance in a full-sized car was quickly becoming an outdated concept. Every manufacturer had lessened their restrictions on large engine displacements in smaller vehicles. The result was mega-horsepower engines finding their way into small, lightweight cars that could easily dispatch lesser competition. As a result, there were few buyers who found the idea of a large frame car packed with a high-performance engine as appealing anymore, nevertheless for those true full-size die-hards out there, Chevrolet came through for them with a new high performance package of options to supplement the standard Impala Super Sport -- the SS427. This new option was only available on the Impala Super Sport coupe and convertible models that were in their last year as separate models in the Impala lineup. The standard Impala Super Sport no longer carried the swagger it had enjoyed in years past, now featuring an increased emphasis on luxury and good looks instead of performance. The Impala SS models boasted nothing more than a trim package and the 1967 Impala SS could be had even with six-cylinder engines, that certainly didn't appeal to anyone who wanted the maximum "bang" for their buck. So, in an attempt to restore the sporty, performance image to the Impala Super Sport, Chevrolet introduced the SS427. Chevrolet's Regular Production Option (RPO) code for this newest Super Sport was Z-24 and it finally gave big Chevrolet enthusiasts a Super Sport to get excited about again. A 385 horsepower 427 cubic inch V-8 engine, special domed hood, heavy duty suspension with front stabilizer bar and "SS427" emblems in several locations certainly seemed able to satisfy the appetites of even the most demanding customers. This is a stunning example of one of the 2,124 factory original SS427s built, it also has the distinction of being one of the 100 or so SS427 automatic convertibles ever produced. This car has had a full restoration, and has only 59,080 ORIGINAL MILES. The car is fully optioned with factory options; TH400 Automatic, Tilt Wheel, Wood Wheel, Tach and gauges, AM-FM 8-Track Stereo, Power Seat, Power Steering, Comfortron Automatic Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Speed Minder and much more. Along with the stunning and classic factory Colors of Bolero Red with White pearl interior, the entire package is nothing short of outstanding. This is a Los Angeles built car which has the L in the serial number and no build sheet was found inside the car, however it has been since discovered that the trim tag of a true SS427 has a special code which designates the rare option, code "4D". The car also retains its original numbers matching engine code for a 427ci 385hp SS427 with a TH400. There are also important structural elements incorporated ONLY into an SS427 convertible not used on any other Impalas. This SS427 has been inspected and certified by Tom Dietz, noted Impala expert and historian. It also has two affidavits: One from the most recent owner and one from the private detective verifying the cars authenticity as well as a certificate of authenticity from Nickey Chicago, Inc. #111860.