She's real fine my 409. Oh yeah, this 1963 Chevrolet Impala
convertible with a great red-on-red appearance is the exact kind of
car the Beach Boys would love, and so will you.
Is there a better was to cruise than in a Candyapple Red classic convertible? Probably only if that car was painstakingly given an expensive full restoration like this one. The sheetmetal has that level of straightness that comes from a huge investment in a valuable car. The Impala is highly collectable because the wide bright grille up front and the broad six taillight arrangement are both icons of the 60s. And it only helps that the convertible is the rarest of the bodystyles by far. The '63 had a particular style that was one of the sleekest full-size cars of the era, and that's why it's so important to get the details right. The bumpers have a mirror-like shine; the full-length stainless strips looks better than factory; and the aluminum tail panel has a craftsman's appearance. Diving even deeper into this droptop means recognizing the little things like the 409 badges on the front fender, SS badging on the rear fender, and the unmistakable appearance of the intricate SS hubcaps.
Bucket seats and a console are exactly what you want to see when you open the door to this Impala. But more than just genuine Super Sport features, the full restoration meant a large investment into making sure that the button-top seats match the door panels so perfectly, and they both coordinate with the red dash, carpets, and period-correct floor mats for a full uniform appearance. But breaking up this sea of crimson is the kind of brightwork that made the '60s an iconic decade. You see it on the insert on the factory wheel, surrounding the extra wide speedometer (yes, you do see a tach, too!), and flowing through the cabin on the center console. Plus, that engine-tuned dash panel has that unmistakable SS feel, and it hides a major upgrade. That's actually a modern stereo masking behind the classic knob style design. So you don't even have to leave the driver's seat to take down the new power folding top or plug in your iPod...very cool.
But of course, the feature you'll love the most is under the hood. Those fender callouts weren't lying about the big block 409 cubic-inch V8 filling the engine bay. It looks fantastic in the engine bay with the shiny valve covers and the large shiny air grabber proclaiming its superiority. You shouldn't just enjoy the big block rumble from the dual exhaust; you should also see its full operation in the undercarriage shots. There you can see the kind of detail a frame-off restoration provides. The full body was dipped in red, and the X-frame chassis is a contrasting black. But just because this one is a stellar presentation from every angle, you shouldn't be afraid to drive it. With features like power steering and a Powerglide automatic transmission, this Impala SS is set up for street and strip - just exactly how you'd want it if you borrowed you dad's car in '63! Plus, the grip of modern tires and upgraded suspension components keep you planted on the road a whole lot better.
We love the way this car looks, but even more than that, we love how it moves. No other piece of history gives you huge power and wind in your hair. So, if you like your horsepower with a big dose of class, this Impala delivers in a powerful way. Call today!!!