Our friends in Detroit were producing "muscle cars" long before
someone coined the phrase. They were larger and heavier than their
later mid-size counterparts, but had amazing powertrains. One of
these was the 1963 Impala '409'. An Impala 2-door hardtop was
striking from any angle - certainly one of Chevrolet's best looking
full-size models and with the 409W motor it would really run. The
current owner of this Impala performed a total restoration
'back-to-original' in 2019. We do not have the build sheet, but
based on everything that we observe it appears to be a true 409 'W'
car. As can be seen in the pictures, the exterior is pin-straight.
The Tuxedo Black paint (original color - code 900) and chrome are
virtually flawless. A fully restored interior is an invitation to
go back in time. The upholstery is stunning and the dash is fitted
with a Stewart Warner tachometer and aftermarket gauge package. One
other very unusual 'add-on' feature is a fully-functional RCA
record player to spin your 45s. Horsepower is furnished by the
famous '409' cubic inch GM 'W-Series' engine rated at 425hp. The
owner states that this is the original matching numbers motor
(numbers stamped on the block) and that was totally rebuilt in
2019. This 409 has solid lifters and a 2x4 intake with two original
Carter AFB performance carburetors (no chokes). Exhaust is routed
through factory manifolds to mufflers with a nice mellow tone. This
409W is backed by the numbers-matching 4-speed manual transmission
w/Muncie shifter to a factory differential. Steel wheels are
dressed with 'dog dish' hubcaps and mount 14" bias-ply tires. The
chassis is equipped with power steering and 4-wheel drum brakes.
Overall, this Impala '409' appears very much as delivered 1963,
only nicer. It must be seen to be appreciated. ALL VEHICLES SOLD
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