Chevrolet Impala/Monte Carlo 1965-74 - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Looking for value in your muscle car?

Big-block 1960s Chevrolets and the later Monte Carlo are very different cars and appeal to quite different buyers, but one thing they have in common is price. Around $35,000 buys a 1965-68 Impala two-door Hardtop in nice condition or a Monte of similar quality with the bigger 7.4-litre motor. Automatic transmission is pretty much mandatory however the odd car from the mid-1960s might be found with a factory three or four-speed manual gearbox. As a collector the ones to look for are SS396 Impalas or even the odd car with a 7.0-litre ‘427’ V8 and four-speed ‘stick’ transmission. In North America these reach US$45-50,000 but a big-block convertible can manage US$80K.

Impala 2-Dr H/T 1965-66 $38,125 [10]  

Impala 2-Dr H/T 1967-70 $30,620 [8] 

Impala 4-Dr H/T 1965-70 $23,750 [4]  

Monte Carlo 1969-72 $32,500 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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