If you've been hoping for a chance to own a vintage '64 Impala SS,
but the skyrocketing values have discouraged you, the answer is
here. This nicely done SS hardtop brings you V8 power, a 4-speed,
an unusual and tasteful color combination, and, of course, those
classic looks that will never go out of style.
It's time to stop thinking of cars as investments and start thinking about the fun you can have. For this price, you're still getting a real code 14 '64 Chevy Impala SS sport coupe, restored to a very good standard. Wearing subtle and elegant code 932 Saddle Tan is always a good start, and when you have a super straight southern car as your foundation, good things are bound to happen. The pictures show how nice this car is, and there are no tricks here: the gaps are even, the sheetmetal is straight, and the finish has a wonderful shine that's just right on a '60s car. The correct trim was straightened and buffed, and SS emblems were added on the quarters, so it definitely has the right look. A clean, straight grille up front and six taillights and an engine-turned panel out back identify this as a top-of-the-line Impala, and the irreplaceable side trim is in excellent condition.
If you bought an SS Impala in 1964, you got bucket seats, so that's what's in this lovely hardtop. Finished with matching code 862 saddle upholstery, the pleats are correct and with fresh foam underneath, it's comfortable and keeps the vinyl taut. Correct carpets were fitted, along with door panels with proper SS emblems. Engine-turning was the SS's calling card, so the dash and center console were dressed up with the stuff, and there's a storage bin center armrest with SS emblem, too. A beautiful steering wheel frames the original instruments and a column-mounted tach, and the radio is a neat AM/FM/cassette piece that fits in the original slot and looks fairly convincing, but offers a lot more functionality. The trunk is also extremely nice, showing no scary signs of rotten metal or previous damage, proper spatter-finish paint, and mats that fit well. There's also a full-sized spare up on its own shelf, making this a car you can drive cross-country with three of your closest friends.
The engine most folks opted for in their new Imps was the 283 cubic inch V8. Topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and inhaling through the original air cleaner, it runs superbly as you'd expect from a small block Chevy. Bright Chevy Orange paint looks great in the satin black engine bay, and it wears Chevrolet script valve covers that were a hallmark of '60s Chevy under-hood dress-up. Notable equipment includes a recent alternator and it exhales through a great-sounding dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers for a period burble at the tailpipes. A 4-speed manual gearbox makes this a full-sized car that likes to play and it powers highway-friendly gears out back, so it's also a relaxed cruiser. 14-inch steel wheels with factory wheel covers have been retained, and wear appropriately-sized 225/70/14 radials.
So if you've been waiting, now is the time to make your move. These cars are always going to be popular, which means prices will always be going up. If you like to drive and enjoy your machines, perhaps this SS has something special to offer you. Call today!