The classic Impala was always one of Chevrolet's most successful models and by 1961 they had already reached their 3rd generation of vehicles. While the dual headlights remained, fins were now a thing of the past as car design started to morph into what would become the look for the muscle car era. This very cool 62 Super Sport has a great look and incorporates a lot of very nicely done features. It is a body on, nut and bolt restoration where basically everything was redone. It didn't come off the frame and the paint was left alone but outside of that it has been entirely gone through by a very high quality builder. The body is solid and was repainted Red in the past. All of the glass is in good condition as is all of the trim and chrome work. In fact it has brand new smoothie bumpers, a new grill, and all new trim. The dual headlights up front work properly as do the triple taillights which are all new. All of the factory emblems are in place and look good as well. The car rides on Eagle Alloy wheels which are all 15 inch and wrapped with Grand Am Radial R/T tires.
Under the hood is a very nice running, fully rebuilt 409 V8. The rebuild was done by Charles Eller which has a great reputation in the area for engine work. It has been fitted with Edelbrock aluminum heads, a dual 4 barrel Edelbrock carburetor set up, a Billet Specialties TruTrac serpentine system, blacked out valve covers/air cleaner and lots of other polished and chrome components. In addition to running great the engine compartment has a good show ready look with everything nicely mounted and cleanly done. It doesn't have any heating issues with a Griffin Aluminum radiator with dual electric fans. While it has a pretty stock exterior there is no doubting the car has some power behind it when you start it up. It has ceramic coated headers and dual exhaust with Glass pack mufflers that deliver a very healthy rumble. The motor is paired with a Muncie M22 rock crusher transmission that transfers power back to the 9 inch Ford detroit locker rear end with 3:55 gears. The suspension system has been entirely rebuilt and it rides great. Literally the entire drivetrain is either new or rebuilt. The car has power steering with a 500 series steering box as well as power brakes so it is a nice comfortable driver. There are discs up front and drums in rear.
The interior has been entirely redone as well except for the headliner and door panels because they didn't need it. It has been done in its original Red color and the upholstery/carpet work looks great. Prior to the work being done Lizard Skin and Dynamat was laid down which greatly decreases road noise and improves temperature control. It has an original 1963 SS center console which runs between the bucket seats and houses the Hurst shifter. The dash area has been kept mostly stock except for the addition of an Alpine stereo, Vintage AC with electronic controls and a 14 inch 1960 Impala steering wheel. The trunk offers up a ton of extra storage space and houses the Alpine amp and Subwoofer.
This is a great looking classic that has had a TON of work put into it. It is set up to be a very good driver and would make a great addition to any collection. Impala's have always been popular but in the recent year or so have noticed a lot of people asking about them so we don't expect this one to be around long.
- Exterior Colour Red
- Engine Size 409 V8
- Interior Colour Red
- VIN CODE 21847J229229
- Drive LHD