1970 Impala Maintenance Costs

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Asked by Aug 21, 2012 at 02:29 AM about the 1970 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm getting my first project car, and one of my options is a 70
Impala, hard top 4 door. Ive found one for 2.5k, and I'm told
the car runs well, but needs a new master cylinder for the
brakes. I think this is a pretty good deal, but tell me if it isn't.

Anyway, what kind of costs, in basic maintenance and repairs,
will i be facing if I buy this car? Basically, the general cost and
availability of parts and labor and routine work. Keep in mind
that I plan to use this car as my main means of transportation.

Thanks for any responses.

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1970 Implala's are easy to work on by todays standards. Parts are pretty much available at any local auto parts stores, labor and maintanience cost are like any other car. Costs can vary depending on what breaks or goes wrong, hard to say. There is less to go wrong in these cars, but remember you are driving a 42 year old car and things can happen.

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if it were a 2 dr it might be worth it depending on condition but a 4 dr . ??? what other options do you have , its a heavy car uses a lot of gas for one . it might be better as a parts car , which engine is in it ? 70 was the last year for high compression engines , if you can buy it just for the engine and tranny that would be a plus if the price is right say around a grand. then find a 2 dr chevelle or nova without an engine and you have a nice project, then when you're ready to sell it ,you'll get more for it than you ever would from a 4 dr. good luck .

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Thanks guys. I've put this option on the backburner, and am broadening my search to see if I can't find a better project car.

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