Evaluation: Showing just 316 miles with plastic still on the seats, but reportedly started up and driven regularly enough to keep everything in working order. A “wrapper car” in every sense.
Bottom Line: Derived from the Caprice and built on the B-body platform, the 1994-96 Impala SS was short-lived but nevertheless made an impression as one of the 1990s’ best sleepers. Underneath the bland sedan body are performance goodies like the Caprice’s 9C1 police package and a 275-hp LT1 V-8 (essentially a milder version of the engine in the Corvette), while the only things that give away the Impala’s sporting pretensions were SS badges and alloy wheels. None of this is a secret to enthusiasts, and as cars from the ’90s have gone from used car to collector car, Impala SS prices started creeping up a few years ago. Sure, $33,000 is a lot of money for a ’96 Chevy sedan, but we’ve seen more obscene premiums for like-new delivery-mile cars before, and this same Impala SS brought $40,700 in Scottsdale earlier this year, so if anything this is a decent buy.