This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS is a real-deal Super Sport with V8
power, four-on-the-floor, and a cool cruising attitude that cannot
The '63 Impala hardtop is a rolling legend. This one represents
that nicely with the straight body panels that retain their crisp
edges. So you can nicely see awesome details, like the sheetmetal
crease that starts ahead of the headlight and continues down the
whole profile like an unbroken line. The same pleat even helps form
the line that extends beyond the taillights. And just below that is
the sporty piece of trim that tapers to look like an arrow always
pointing this coupe forward. You may invest in a respray of the
bold red or spend a little extra time shining the bumpers, but this
example is already bright, clean, and impressive. After all, rarely
do you find an example that is so complete and sharp like this one.
Everything from the pillarless hardtop profile to the iconic six
taillight arrangement are tall part of the legendary Chevy design
that stays in demand.
The factory-correct fawn interior adds an instant sophistication.
It has a great vintage presentation, right down to the button-top
seat backs that match the door panels. Plus, details like the
carpeting and headliner let you know there has been an investment
in care. So it's easy to invite family and friends along for the
ride in this full-size coupe. But no matter how many people are
along for the ride, you're the one who always gets the best treats.
The trim tag tells us this is a true Super Sport, and as such, you
get the comfort of bucket seats up front and a center console
in-between. There are nice classic elements like the artful
dual-spoke steering wheel and machine-turned panels. These are
joined by handy upgrades, like the auxiliary gauge trio, a SunPro
tach mounted on the steering column, and a Hurst shifter.
The engine bay is ready to show off. Dark inner fenders really
funnel your attention to the freshly painted block. And you'll love
the details everywhere from the bright Moroso chrome valve covers,
to the classic washer refill bottle still mounted to the fender.
Chevrolet's 327 cubic-inch V8 is great for sturdy power. That's
especially true here because it inhales deeply with a Quadrajet
four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority as long tube
headers add extra power while contributing to the tune of the dual
exhaust. The four-speed manual transmission gives you nice control
over it all. And power steering and the Impala's supple ride keep
this a great cruising classic.
This is the cool pillarless hardtop look that also offers some
classic driving fun. So if you want a unique and vintage machine,