This is my 1965 Chevy Impala 2 door sport coupe. My maternal grandparents bought this car new on May 18, 1965 from Hawkeye Motors in Burlington, IA. The base car with V8 was $2844. Grandma ordered the Impala with 5 options. 1. Upgrade from the base 283 to the Turbo Fire 327 - $94.70. 2. Undercoating - $25. 3. AM radio w/single front speaker - $50.75. 4. Two speed wiper motor - $17.25. 5. All vinyl interior - $12.50. The grand total was $3043.50 They traided in a 1959 Ford Galaxie for $785. Grandma recently gave me the original sales receipt, the envelope it was mailed in, the original insurance policy and a hand written note she drafted with the above mentioned options. I also have a copy of the original title. The protecto-plate and owners manual were in the glove box when I got the car from her. I never did find a build sheet in the car under the gas tank or rear seat like most.The car remains very original, with the original block, heads, intake, carb, manifolds, distributor, trans and rearend.The engine is the 250 horse 327. I did overhaul the motor with new rings and bearings. It is still running the original hydraulic cam and standard bore. The carburetor is the Carter WCFB square bore four barrel. The trans is a cast iron 3 speed manual with column shifter. 3rd to 2nd gear is syncronized, 2nd to 1st is not.Grandma recorded just over 97,000 miles on the car in her 22 years of driving it. She retired the Impala in 1987 when she purchased a new Pontiac Grand Prix. The car sat in her garage for 10 years until I graduated from college.She gave me the Impala as a graduation present in late 1997. I stored the car until early in 2005. This is when I started disassembly. I painted the car in October of 2005.