The 67 Impala underwent some modification that made it look like a bottle of coca cola. Federal regulation introduced new safety rules that forced the impala to adhere to thus opting for the redesign. They were fitted with safety features that included a fully collapsible energy absorbing steering column, side marker lights and shoulder belts for closed models. The changes cheverolet made were very few but the most notable was the change made to the 67 Impala SS and Sports Couples models where its saw the have a new flowing roofline. This new look gave the impression of an all out American muscle car and look of a pony, but judging from how the car was modified it appeared to be bigger. Apart from the roofline, the SS models were the most modifies. They ceased to be beautiful than their cousins and were distinguishable by a black grille accent and black body side and a rear fender accent. Other 67 Impala models had the famous bright wheel well trim but the Super Sport didn’t. It was as if this model was looking to achieve the appearance of its predecessors. The major change was in the engine department. The top engine performance was a 426 CID rated at 385 horse power. Only one more version was available for the 396 CID V8 for the 67 Impala and it was rated at 325 horse power. There was an option of the 327 CID V8 for rated 275 horse power for those that didn’t want power and there were also two versions of the 283 V8.
The Impala Sports Sedan 250 Turbo thrift was the version for North America. It had a 4 door sedan body, RWD (rear-wheel drive) and manual 3-speed gear box. It used petroleum (gasoline) and the engine displacement was 4093 cm3/ 249.8 cui with a power of 115.5 kW/ 155hp/ 157 PS (SAE gross) and a torque of 319 Nm/235 Ib-ft. the outside body length was 5415mm/ 213.2 in, wheel base was 3023 mm/ 119 in. the cars top speed was 157 km/h (98 mph). Acceleration was 0-60 mph reached in 13.6 seconds. Fuel consumption was estimated at 16.3 l/ 100km
The 67 Impala Sports Sedan 250 Turbo – thrift overdrive version for North America. It has a 4 door sedan body. RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a 4 speed manual gear box. It ran on petroleum (gasoline) with an engine displacement of 4093 cm3 / 249.8 cui with a power of 115.5 kW/ 155 horse power / 157 PS (SAE gross) and a torque of 319 Nm/ 235 lb-ft. the outside length was 5415 mm/ 123.2 in with a wheelbase of 3023 mm / 119 in. the car’s top speed was 154 km/h (96 mph). Acceleration was 0-60 mph in 13.9 seconds. Fuel consumption was estimated at 13.7 l / 100 km
67 Impala Donk Car, Big Rims on the Impala
Suspension wise the 67 Impala had an independent front suspension with tubular hydraulic shocks completed with coil springs and anti-roll bar. At the very end was a coil spring suspension using four training links complete by a track bar as well as tubular shocks. It was also equipped with a standard four wheel hydraulic drum brake system that measure 11 inches in diameter the front pair measuring up to 2.75 inches deep and the rear set at 2 inches. A most notable feature in this model was the power the front disc brake option that was provided which included the use of 11.75 inches of vented rotors with four piston calipers. The standard 14 x 5 inch steel wheels were an adorned choice of the hubcap and wheel cover options and were displayed in favor of the large wheels as required by suspension and brake package option. Standard tires were 8.25-14 bias – plies with a choice of white or red stripe. The car’s manufacturer used a boxed perimeter frame with a wheelbase measuring 119 inches and 62.5 front and 62.4 inch rear track. The 67 model had five different types of transmissions to choose from. The Impala was designed to be full-sized car which was very study and simple to fix. That is why over a million units were made for the 1967 model year alone.
The 67 Impala engine specifications were as follows:
The i6 which had a size of 250ci, carb 1x1bbl, 155 hp at 4200 rpm and a torque of 235 Ib-ft at 1600 rmp
The V8 which had a size of 283ci, carb 1x2bbl, 195 hp at 4800 rpm and a torque of 285 Ib-ft at 2400 rpm
The L30 which had a size of 327ci, carb 1x4bbl, 275 hp at 4800 rpm and a torque of 355 Ib-ft at 4200 rpm
The L35 which had a size of 396ci, carb 1x4bbl, 325 hp at 4800 rpm and a torque of 410 Ib-ft at 3200 rpm
The L72 which had a size of 427ci, carb 1x4bbl, 425 hp at 5600 rpm and a torque of 460 Ib-ft at 4000 rpm
The L36 which had a size of 390ci, carb 1x4bbl, 275 hp at 5200 rpm and a torque of 460 Ib-ft at 3600 rpm