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Trying to find the family car. 1966 Impala SS396
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:08:01 PM »
Are there any Law Enforcement types out there that can identify where my old family car may be. I would love to get it back, very fond memories. The cars original owner was my Uncle, who bought it when he left the Marine Corps. He could not keep up with payments, so my Father bought it. All was fine until he left for Vietnam, Mom hated a stick-shift, so when he returned in '70 it was sold for a Big Buick Boat with an automatic.

1966 Impala Super Sport 396 4speed Posi Candy Red w/ White Interior
Vin: 168376N122246

Thanks so much to all on this site.

-joey
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Kelley W King

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Re: Trying to find the family car. 1966 Impala SS396
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 09:12:24 PM »
Did Norwood build impalas? At any rate you are probably in the same boat as all of us, the one without a paddle.
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Re: Trying to find the family car. 1966 Impala SS396
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 01:57:14 PM »
I didn't have that vin in my research database.  I'll add it though. Remember which dealer he bought it at?  Happen to have any of the original paperwork?
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Re: Trying to find the family car. 1966 Impala SS396
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 05:50:07 PM »
Best Guess it was purchased in Evansville Indiana. It was my Uncles home of record. So far all that I have found is a few photos and a 1969 Missouri Inspection Card for which I obtained the VIN. A collection of letters back in the 1960's will be the last to research; I am sure the letters between my Mother and Father (Vietnam) will mention the car, she always hated stick-shifts.

I have been slowly going through the paperwork of my late parents. Somewhere is the Window Sticker to my Fathers 1964 Corvette Fuelie. My goal is to find as many family rides as I can, then pass them down to the next generations. First is to find the original cars, if impossible I will build the closest replicas that I can. But finding the Originals would be the best.

-joey
1968 Camaro RS Convertible 327 4 Speed Corvette Bronze
1973 Corvette 454