REVAMPED CHEVY IMPALA AVAILABLE ONLY BRIEFLY by
Bob Sikorsky (The Palm Beach Post, 10/30/96)
QUESTION: Back in early 1994, Chevrolet was supposed to
manufacture and sell a sport model of the old Impala. I think it
was supposed to be designated the Impala SS.
I was interested in buying one, but no dealers had them in
their showrooms and they could not tell me when they would be
available. I therefore purchased another vehicle.
Since that time, I have never seen one on the street.
Did Chevrolet ever even produce the Impala SS? Sincerely,
B.R., Crystal Lake, Ill.
ANSWER: Chevrolet indeed did produce a very limited edition of
the 1994 Impala SS - Super Sport. It was kind of a
25th-anniversary model, marking a quarter century since the last
Impala nameplate appeared on a Chevrolet in 1969.
The special edition Impala SS was built in Arlington, Texas,
and, like the state in which it was built, it was BIG. It was
powered by a 5.7-liter, 260-horsepower V8 and had huge P25 5/50ZR
17-inch tires. It was 214 inches long, with a 116-inch wheelbase,
and it weighed 4,218 pounds. A low, menacing,
meant-for-business-looking car, it was available in only one
color - monochromatic black on black - and had a base price of
You've probably never seen one because it was a
limited-production car and built only that one model year. Very
few dealers had them.