1996 Impala SS
**! 1-Owner !**
Original Dark Cherry Metallic Paint
5.7L LT1 V8260 hp and 330 lb-ft Tq
4L60 Automatic Transmission
De Carbon Shocks
12.1-inch Disc Brakes
Original17-inch Aluminum WheelsW/ BF Goodrich 255/50ZR17 Tires
AM/FM RadioW/ Casette
Folder Full Of Service Records
Texas Classic Cars Of Dallas is proud to showcase this very well maintained 1996 Impala SS, The last of the rear-wheel-drive Impalas, they were genuine muscle cars the day they hit the showroom floor. This nice Dark Cherry Impala SS is a very nicely preserved car that comes from its original owner, and shows a low 79,681 original miles! The sleek 4-door sedan looks great for its age, with a few scuffs and scratches here and there nothing a quick buff or touch up can't fix. The Dark Cherry was one of three colors available in 96, and very attractive. It definitely gives the big Impala a classic look. Even with those giant 17-inch aluminum wheels it rides smooth. Fortunately, everything on this one is well preserved, from the urethane bumpers to the slick body-colored Impala SS badges it still looks great. Inside, the Impala got a nice upgrade over the standard Caprice in the form of gray leather buckets and a center console. The interior is clean and the leather on the bucket seats have very little noticeable wear. All the gauges are fully functional, and the Impala came only one way: loaded. A/C, cruise control, power windows and locks, and a powerful stereo were standard equipment, and it all works like new. The original carpets are the only part that might give away the cars age, but they have been protected with a set of matching gray mats. Pop the trunk and you'll find some great storage that looks like new, complete with spare tire and cargo net. The Impala became popular because of it's Corvette-derived LT1 V8, its powerful. And as a small-block Chevy, its very easy to modify that finding an all stock example like this is almost unheard of. From the bumpers to the exhaust system, this Impala is totally original, you can choose to keep it original or modify away. Either way, the LT1 jumps to life easily, idles smoothly, and it pulls strong. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is smooth and always seems to be ready to leap into action, and the suspension is an ideal combination of ride and handling thanks to expensive DeCarbon shocks that were original equipment. Iconic 5-spoke Aluminum wheels were a big part of the Impalas look, and wear 255/50ZR17 BF Goodrich radials.
In January 1990, the GM B platform was extensively redesigned for the 1991 model year, though it retained the same shortened frame design of the 1977 model year redesign. The Impala SS badge was resurrected at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show as a concept car designed by GM designer Jon Moss. The concept car was two inches lower to the ground than the regular Caprice, and was powered by a 8.2-liter (500 cu in) engine. Eventually, the concept car's engine was replaced with a 5.7-liter (350 cu in) engine derived from the Corvette in order to show the public what would be offered if put into production (an off-road specification 510-cubic-inch (8.4 L) V8 was eventually put into the engine bay of the prototype years later). The Impala SS was uniquely fitted with a standard 3.08 gear. The limited-slip rear differential was standard (as opposed to the option G80 on Caprices) and the suspension was an inch lower. A retuned LT1 5.7-liter (350 cu in) small-block V8 was standard on the Impala SS, making 260 horsepower (190 kW) and 330 pound-feet (450 N·m) of torque (retuned from the prototype's 300 horsepower (220 kW) rating). The primary difference between the LT1 in the Impala and the LT1 that was in the Corvette and Camaro was that the Impala engine was fitted with cast-iron cylinder heads instead of aluminum ones, and a camshaft that was designed more for low-end torque than high-end horsepower. Another difference was that the block casting for the Impala LT1 had 2-bolt main bearing caps while the casting used for the Corvette LT1 had 4-bolt main bearing caps. The transmission used in the car was the 4L60E, which was an electronically controlled version of the previously hydraulically controlled 4L60. However, the transmission was not beefed up for the power of the LT1, and transmission failures after 100,000 miles (160,000 km) were commonplace. A manual transmission was never available in the 1994–1996 Impala SS. However, there is a growing trend of replacing the 4L60-E transmission with the T-56 (6-speed manual) from the Camaro and Firebird using aftermarket kits. B-Body High Performance (BBHP)produced a popular six-speed conversion kit from 1999 - 2014. In 2015, the company changed it's name to Three Pedals, LLC,and introduced their second-generation Impala conversion kit with a combined clutch and brake pedal unit. Another popular enhancement was the addition of a shift-kit and/or a more aggressive torque converter. Several other cars in the B/D-body line also shared a similar powertrain: these were the Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and the [D-body] Cadillac Fleetwood which all shared the LT1 engine and 4L60E automatic transmission. 'A' pillar. 1996 was the last year of production with 41,941 units sold. The 1996 Impala SS was also exported to the Middle East as the Caprice SS with the car being identical to its American counterpart expect for the side fonts on the rear quarter panel & the badge on the dashboard saying Caprice SS. The 1996 Impala SS production went late into the model year; the last one being produced on December 13, 1996. It saw minor interior alterations, with the digital speedometer being replaced by an analog one, along with a tachometer. The shifter was moved from the column to the center console, and the engine was given an OBD-II computer control system (the camshaft was reground to adjust for the new computer).