1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409/409 Convertible "Lowest orig.mi.in the world,16,229
Price: US $109,100.00 Item location: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 16,229
- VIN: 21867L177970
- Color: Corona Cream
- Engine size: 409
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: 4 Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Anniversary Gold Bucket seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Chevrolet ImpalaDocumented2 owners,4/spd/Posi-traction paperwork, proves the mileage!
Exterior: Corona Cream (factory code 925)
Interior: Anniversary Gold Bucket seats and interior
Convertible Top: Original light yellow top
Convertible boot: Original matching color top boot
Floor mats: New Chevrolet "Fawn" original type mats (4)
Engine: ORIGINAL factory 409cid V-8 rated at 409 Horsepower
Carburetors: Original CarterAFBdual 4/barrel
Cylinder heads: Original large valve, hi-compression 409hp heads
409cid V-8 rated at 409 Horsepower
4/Speed Borg Warner T-10 Synchromesh transmission
Super Sport Package with Bucket Seats
AM push-button radio
B F Goodrich Tires WSW 8:00 X 14 (Original B F Goodrich spare in the trunk)
Chevrolet Impala rubbermaid floor mats (4)
Your probably wondering "Why sell a car this rare and with this low of mileage on Ebay?
"Why not send it to a top auction and let the bidders duke it out?"
The answer is simple...that would add 20% to the cost of this carand by selling it on Ebay, we will know who the buyer is and where the car is going...this wayif the new owner decides one day to sell this car, we will have a chance to buy it back.
For all you fellow "gear heads and fans of matching numbers....Here are the numbers......
The engine, transmission and rear end are the same ones that were in this car the day it left theChevrolet factory in Los Angeles, California.
Block: Original block that was in this car when it left the Chevroletfactory:
Stamped on the top left front of the block:L177970 TO206QBNote: This is the original stamping...not a "re-stamped" block..not a block thatwas "Decked" and then stamped.
Please bring your micrometer and your magnifying glasses.
Mileage: 16,222 (fully documented)
2= Model year 1962
67: = 2 door convertible
L= manufactured in the Chevrolet Los Angeles Plant
177970= production number (started with 100001)
L177970 stamped on front passenger side of block
Followed by: T0206QB decoded....
06= 6th day of the month
QB= 409/409hp with dual 4/bbl. carburetors
Key Number: 8336 (original key with this number stamped into the key head)
Transmission Make: 4/spee, Borg Warner T-10Synchro-mesh
The last time I saw and drove a 409/409 this nice and this originalwas January 6th, 1962 when I picked up my Brand New black 409/409/4/speed ImpalaSShardtop at JimRathmannChevrolet, 3300 North Dixie Hwy in Melbourne, FL
The story on this most amazing 409/409 Convertible starts back in 1962 in Honolulu,Hawaii.
Donald McKinley and his wife Jeanne had long wanted to have their very own Chevy ImpalaSSConvertible and when in April of 1962 they heard the Beach Boys new song "409" they went intoAloha Chevrolet and ordered a 409/409hp ImpalaSSConvertible in Corona Cream withAnniversary Gold Bucket seats.
Chevrolet had been running some full page ads in major magazines like LIFE and LOOK Magazinein this color combination...and that is just what they ordered. Corona Cream with Anniversary Gold Bucket seatsand matching convertible top.
There was a huge demand for the 409cid V-8 rated at 409hp with the dual quads/4/Speed transmissionand Chevy wasmost eager to get them into the hands of those who would be taking them to the Drag Stripson Sunday...Chevy knew that "Win on Sunday" translated into "Selling cars on Monday" was really a reality.
The engines were in short supply and as a result the lighter weight cars like theBelAirand Biscayne bodiesreceived this engine combination ahead of the much heavier Convertible models.
The McKinley's waited.....and waited.......and waited some more. The fact that Aloha Chevrolet was 1000's ofmiles from the West Coast of the United States didn't help matters.....but finally their long awaited Convertiblewas produced and after Christmas in 1962 was finally destined to be loaded on a ship and transported to Honolulu.
We are fortunate to have the Factory/Dealer ORIGINAL 1962 Chevrolet Owner Protection Plan book which showsthat Aloha Motors (a division of Murphy's Motors, LTD) delivered the McKinley's car to them on January 29th, 1963.Heck...it was about time they got their car...the 63 models had been out for a few months)
The same owner's protect plan book (warranty book) shows that the McKinley's returned on 4-14-1964 with1168 miles to have Aloha Motors do the 1000 mile maintenance and to change the oil, filter and to have thechassis lubricated.
Their next visit to Aloha was on 6-03-1965 with 2162 miles to have the 2000 mile maintenance done.
The 3000 mile maintenance was performed by Aloha Chevrolet on 3-31-1966 with 3014 miles.
The 4000 & 5000 mile maintenance were not done at Aloha but at 6,791 miles they returned toAloha Chevrolet to have the 6000 mile maintenance done on 2-26-1969.
The 8000 mile maintenance was done on the same date a year later with 8030 miles on 2-26-1970 by Aloha Chevrolet.
The 10,000 mile maintenance was performed by Aloha Chevrolet on 1-06-1972 with 10,141 miles andon 1-06-1975 Aloha did the 12,000 mile maintenance with 12,276 miles recorded on the Service work order.
The 13,000 mile maintenance was done on 2-07-1979 with 14,238 recorded by Aloha Chevrolet and later in thatsame year Aloha did the 14,000 mile service with 14, 413 miles recorded on 8-07-1979.
On 2-08-1980 with 14,748 miles Jeanne had the Oil & filter changed at Aloha for $4.42
With 14,784 miles on 8-20-1980 Jeanne had a safety check & other work was done at Aloha Chevy for $53.32.
On 2-19-1981 with 14,802 miles Jeanne had the Oil & filter changed for $4.42. The car had hardly been driven in 1981with just under 20 miles during the past year.
The next day on 2-20,1981 Hawaii inspected this car and certified it had 14,802 miles.
On 8-05, 1981 with 14,814 miles Don had Aloha Chevy inspect their car and wrote Aloha a check for $4.94.The Hawaii inspection certified this car had 14,814 miles.
This is The Real Deal!
IMPORTANT...Every invoice for work done at Aloha Chevrolet is an ORIGINAL copyand has the date and mileage recorded and the car's license plate number.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW FULL DOCUMENTATION, 118 PICTURES!!!!!1962 Chevrolet Impala Documentation
The time was approaching when Don & Jeanne had sadly decided to perhaps seek a new owner for theirbeloved 1962 ImpalaSS409 Convertible.
The week before Christmas, Jeanne placed an ad in the Honolulu newspaper which read as followsin the section "CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE CARS" and scheduled the ad to run for 7 days. (12-18 thru 12-25)
December 25th, 1981.....
'62 Chevrolet Impala V8, std. shift, Yellow convertible.$5,000, MI 15,000Original equip. Ph 595-3701.
One of the most incredible thing's about this car, and there are many,is that included with this car is the advertisement to sell this car fromthe Honolulu Newspaper. It is the entire classified ad section, andalthough it is slightly "yellowed" from age, it is perfectly readable,intact and is not torn or ripped.
The day this ad broke in the Honolulu newspaper, GeorgeCambriawho was living in HonoluluHawaii called his pal Dale Armstrong inTorrence, California and told Dale, "I think I have foundthe car you have been searching for, your "Dream" 1962 Chevy ImpalaSSConvertible with15,000 miles and it's being advertised in today's paper for $5000. Dale said two words..."Buy It"
The next day, with 14,957.4 miles on December 19th,1981 Jeanne McKinley sold to GeorgeCambria,DaleArmstrong's greatly desired 1962 Chevrolet ImpalaSS409 convertible for the sum of $4750.00.
The State ofHawaii issued an interim Certificate of Accuracy and certified the mileage at 14,957.4 actual miles.(see photo)You simply can't get better mileage documentation than this!
Grateful for his help, Dale sent George $5000 for his help in getting him the car he had wanted for many, many years.
On December 23rd, 1981 Dale's Chevy was was driven to Matson Shipping by George and records showit was received for shipment to the Port in Los Angels with 14,964 miles.(see photo)
And so, on the 29th of December, Matson Navigation Company, left the Port of Honolulu on theirvessel, theManukai(voyage 284) with one incredible 1962 Chevrolet ImpalaSS409/409 Convertible on board.(shipment invoice 813926)
On the 5th of January,1982 this incredible car arrived back in the Port of Los Angeles with just under 15,000actual miles...almost 20 years later.
This car had never spent a single night outdoors in the elements and it's new owner, Dale Armstrongcontinued to give this rare car the same type of loving care...except Dale drove it much less than theMcKinley's had....probably because he was so busy with the sport he loved so much....racing.From his timeof acquisition in early 1982 until his passing away on November 28th, 2014, this car was barely driven1000 miles.
In the auction, are photos of most of Dale's California registrations, which indicate that the car was drivenverysparinglyuntil 2008 which was the last year Dale renewed the car's registration and license plate's. Dale'sfront & rear California plates will be included with the sale of this car along with the most amazingset of documents & receipts I have ever seen on a vintage car...car collecting has been my passion and love forthe past 56 years....this Chevy is the best of the best.
Among the paperwork & Documentation will be:
The complete Chevrolet Dealer Factory Sample book with the information on every model car and truckChevrolet made in 1962, every paint sample available, every interior available, every option available, everyconvertible top available. This Dealer book is NOT a reproduction, but the actual book that every dealer received justprior to the introduction of the 1962 models.
The full color Dealer Brochure on every 1962 Chevrolet model. Again, ORIGINAL, not a reproduction.
The 1962 Chevrolet owner's operating manual and the convertible top manualand the original paper Envelope titled "Owner's Guide/Owners Protection Plan"Aloha Chevrolet.
1962 Chevrolet Advertisement for a 1962 Impala Convertible in this color combination
Large Photographs of Dale Armstrong racing various cars at different drag strips.
Articles on Dale Armstrong's amazing racing career and the way he changed drag racing for the betterment of all.
Who was Dale Armstrong?
INNOVATOR...HALL OF FAME DRIVER...MASTERMIND CREW CHIEF!
Please take a minute and look at this short video which depicts some of the highlights ofhis amazing racing career.
Anyone who knew Dale, liked him almost immediately. Sadly he passed away inNovember of 2014 after his battle withsarcoidosis.
A few of Dale's accomplishments...and their were so many...
Inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1995
Inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2008
Inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America in 2010
Number 10 on the list of the top driver's in the NHRA's 1st 50 Seasons
11 time member of the Old Car Craft Magazine All-Star Team
Crew Chief of Kenny Bernstein's Budweiser Fuel Dragster whichwas the 1st to break the 300mph 1/4 mile record in 1992.
A tribute to Dale Armstrong.NHRA great Dale Armstrong dies at 73November 28, 2014NHRA great Dale Armstrong died Friday at the age of 73,Photo by NHRA
Long-time crew chief for Kenny Bernstein was also a star NHRA driver, innovatorDale Armstrong, whose talents as a driver, tuner, fabricator and innovator rivaled those of drag racing legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, died Thursday at his home in Temecula, California, with his wife, Susie, and their menagerie of rescued dogs and cats by his side. He was 73.
Although he was best known as crew chief to Kenny Bernstein when the Texan won five of his six NHRA championships, Armstrong was much, much more. In fact, he already had completed one successful career before he and Bernstein joined forces in 1982.
Born in Holden, Alberta, Canada, Armstrong developed his mechanical skills modifying hot rods in his family’s garage. He started racing in 1957 and, in 1965, moved to Southern California because it provided him an opportunity to race his Chevy II up to five days a week.
His driving career took off in the mid-1970s with the debut of the NHRA’s Pro Comp category in which Fuel Altereds, Funny Cars and Dragsters raced against one another in a heads-up format.
Armstrong won NHRA Pro Comp events in four distinctly different vehicles – a BB/Funny Car, an A/Fuel Dragster, a AA/Fuel Altered and a Top Alcohol Dragster which, at the time, was designated AA/DA. It was from that “AA” designation that Armstrong’s “Double-A Dale” nickname was derived.Not surprisingly, Armstrong excelled in the sport’s biggest race, the Labor Day U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, in which he won Pro Comp in 1974 (in an altered), 1975 (in Jim Foust’s “Alcoholic” Funny Car) and 1977 (in a Top Alcohol Dragster). He followed up his 1975 NHRA World Championship by winning seven of nine IHRA tour events and that organization’s Pro Comp title a year later.Dale Armstrong heads to the starting line at Gainesville in 1977.Photo by NHRA
After moving up to the nitro Funny Car class and despite racing on a tight budget, Armstrong went to three final rounds and, in his final appearance as a driver (Oct. 18, 1981), lowered the NHRA national record to 5.89 seconds after qualifying No. 1 for the season-ending Winston World Finals in Irvine, Calif.
As Bernstein’s crew chief, he won four straight NHRA Funny Car titles (1985-1988) before adding a Top Fuel championship in 1996. Nevertheless, his biggest career moment came on March 20, 1992 at Gainesville, Fla., where Bernstein became the first driver in history to break the 300 mile per hour barrier.
After leaving Bernstein’s Budweiser King team, Armstrong was crew chief to Larry Dixon at Don Prudhomme Racing, Inc., and, while there, directed the three-time world champion to the first sub-4.50 time in the history of quarter mile racing.
Inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1995, the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2010, he was No. 10 on the list of the top drivers in NHRA’s first 50 seasons and was an 11-time member of the old Car Craft Magazine All-Star Team.
Despite his driving and tuning prowess, Armstrong’s genius lay in his innovative skills. With Tony and Lanny Miglizzi of L&T clutches, he developed the first multi-stage clutch. With Ron Armstrong (no relation), he refined data acquisition with their work on the RacePak computer which became the standard for the sport.He was among the first to utilize the wind tunnel for straight line applications and his race car designs were legend. The most controversial of his configurations was Bernstein’s “Batmobile” Buick Reatta Funny Car that broke all the barriers in 1987, leading to a plethora of NHRA rules changes.Nevertheless, some of his most creative projects were snuffed out before they were even tested, mostly because of expense. Among them was a two-speed supercharger and a three-plugs-per-cylinder head design.
After leaving the sport, Armstrong remained active as a consultant, most recently to John Force Racing, Inc., although his principal interest was in restoring classic vehicles and race cars.
In late 1981 thanks to his friend George Cambra who lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dalepurchased his all time favorite classic convertible, a 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible in Corona cream with Anniversary gold interior.George had seen the car advertised in the Honolulu newspaperjust before Christmas (1981)for $5000. The Chevy wasadvertised as havingless than 15,000documented miles andDale acted immediately.By early January,1982,Dale's Impala SS Convertible was delivered to theLos Angeles port.
Original and in near perfect condition with less than 15,000 miles, this factory 409/409 4/speed ragtop Chevyhad never seen a drag strip and still had it's original factory power train. Over the next 32 years Daledrove his "baby" just a little over 1000 miles....meticulously maintaining the car in 100%factory stock condition.The attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship that had made him a racing champion also made him one of the nation’s top restoration professionals. In fact, he had several projects in development when he lost his battle with complications from sarcoidosis.
If he hadn’t been a drag racer, Armstrong told his wife he might’ve played steel guitar in a country music band, a dream that now will go unfulfilled. However, one can only imagine what the steel guitar might have become in the hands of “Double-A Dale.”
Armstrong is survived by his wife, Susan Arnold, herself an award-winning public relations professional, Daughter Tracy Walsh, Son Brad Armstrong, Grandchildren Conor Walsh, Morgan Walsh, Peyton Armstrong, Dale Armstrong and Sady Keenum, Great Granddaughter Tinleigh Keenum and his Sister, Phyllis Fabian. There is no question that this is the LOWEST mileage 1962 ChevroletImpala 409/409hp/4/Speed Convertible known to exist.
There is no doubt or question that this car still retains all of it's original power train.
When you actually get to drive this car, you will understand what it means whencollectors say, "Nothing drives like an Original low mileage car"
There are two things you can't buy...."ORIGINALITY& MILEAGE" and this gorgeous Impala SSconvertible has both....and all the paperwork to prove it.
This is NOT the MOST expensive Impala SS 409/409 Convertible being offered on themarket today (but it should be)....it is the most collectible and most beautiful one being offered for purchaseand if you have a collection...or want to start a collection with a very special and unique car...theneither hop on a plane to Palm Beach or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida or give us a call ASAP at(954) 873-6495.We will tell you EXACTLY what it takes to put this one of a kind car in your Garage.
We will only reveal the reserve price on a direct live phone call...a text, a left message,or e-mailwill not obtain that information.
I know what these cars should look and drive like...I purchased a brand new onein January of 1962 from Jim Rathmann Chevrolet in Melbourne,FL and campaignedit extensively throughout 1962 at the NHRA Winter Nationals and the NHRA Nationals....("Black Thunder")
Wishing you all "Tight Clutches & Good Traction"
Please take the time to read all of the copy and look at every hi-definition photograph and watch all the videos....If you do,you will probably have most of your questions answered and get a good sense of feeling just how nice this car is.
We're extremely proud of our 16 years of 100% feedback.On March 15th of 2000 we sold our 1st vintage car on Ebay, a 1967 Olds W/30,4/Speed in Yellow with white bucket seats Convertible for $21,000.
Probably worth $75,000 today if it's been well cared for?
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If a car needs a new battery....we install one....We drive all of our cars for 50-200 milesand if we find something not working...we fix it....if we don't fix it---we tell you in theauction copy what is not working.
One of my pet complaints is spending good $ for a car that arrives with barely enough gas toget it off the truck...that will never be the case with any car sold by us.
Every car we sell is professionally detailed by Marcus. Marcus has won several national awardson cars he has detailed and many are for cars we have proudly sold on Ebaymotors.comWe love Marcus because he truly cares and he really loves each one of our cars.
After detailed, each car is shipped in a clear "Car Condom" a special plastic covering withan elastic band that holds the cover down at your cars closest point to the ground and preventingany dust or dirt from getting on your car while being transported.
We recommend you use the services of Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transportand that you only use an enclosed carrier. Mary has shipped almost 1500 great cars for us overthe last several years...she is the best and will save you money in the process.The lowest mileage original 1962 409 Impala SS Convertible is in our new air conditioned facility in Pompano Beach,FL.
The weather hereis fantastic...especially the evenings....This car could have 100 or 200 more mileson it by the timesomeone reaches the reserve price or calls us up and makes a deal on the phone...and YESwe love trades...especially Vintage cars in #1 or #2 Condition.
Call us at(954) 873-6495and tellus what you have to trade....we will try our best to put this fabulous 1962 409/409 Chevy Impala SSconvertible in your garageso you can start to create your own wonderful "Garage Memories"
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Instead, we proudly choose to sell all of our cars to the worldwide audience of car collectors and car loverswho love the opportunityto buy our cars without paying the 10% Buyer fees and high shipping costs as aresult of a "SpecialArrangement" with a few 'on auction site shippers.'
And remember, when you buy a car at an auction, you have no clue as to how that vehicle is going to drive.We drive every car 100-200 miles to make sure they drive and run as close to perfect as possible...any of our cars can be picked up in South Florida and driven Coast to Coastwith complete reliability, safety and in comfort.
We also love the fact that we can get to know on a personal basis those who purchase our cars.Many we gladlybuy back after a few years and sell them another wonderful collectable car.
Finally, we welcome any pre-inspection of our cars by an Inspection company that is hiredby a potential buyer. If they have the proper insurance and a valid Driver's license we letthem drive the car as well.
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We sold our 1st vintage car on Ebay in March of 2000. Prior to that, for 40 years we sold almost every car through print media.
The question we are always asked "How do you find all of these incredible cars?"
The answer is simple.We have been collecting the best of the best since 1960! During these past 56 yearswe have met 1000's and 1000's of wonderful guys & girls who love this hobby as much as we do. Unfortunatelymany have and do pass away and when they do the families call us. The cars most often find us for the 2nd time....we don't "find" the cars.
We fly in to inspect the car, most of the times it's acollectionwhich can be 5 or 6 cars....or more.Many times it's a lot more, 25, 50 or as high as 100+ cars.
When we purchase & ship the cars back to Florida we inspect and drive every car. If it needs anything, we haveit correctly & expertly repaired. We don't take shortcuts. If an Air-conditioning system is not working, we don'tjust add Freon....we go through the entire system and fix it right. We're not perfect and once in a greatwhile we mightoverlook something...if we do...call us and we will do everything we can to make it right.
A very long time friend recently asked us "Why do you try and make every thing work in all of your cars?"
I replied in an instant by saying "Because that is way we would love to buy all of our vehicles"
Additionally, we're not greedy. A small markup is added to each car, we keep the overhead to a minimumand always "leave room" for the new buyer to sell his or her car should they make that decision.
We never try to just"Make a sale"because a sale is usually a one time event. Instead, we do our best to"Make a customer"because a customer is forever and that's a VERY good thing in business.
It is UNDERPRICED the current market on a car equippedlike this and restored to this level!
I would urge you to call me ASAP at(954) 873-6495and I will share with you our lowest possible price...we will NOT respondto e-mails requesting this information and will only share this with a live voice on the phone.
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Located in Pompano Beach, we are located between the Palm Beach International Airport (25 miles to the South)and the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (25 miles to the North)
Hire an inspector or even better come in person. Guaranteed to be a "NODISAPPOINTMENT"54 year old PRISTINE veryrare and extremely collectabl, low mileage 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible.
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The car is for sale locally in South Floridaand we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you wish to discuss the lowest acceptable price...PLEASE...DO NOT write us and say "What is your lowest price?"
Instead, call us at954-873-6495and we will be happy to discuss that with you.
The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. The car is garage kept at our air-conditioned facility in Pompano Beach,FL.
We are located halfway between Palm Beach International Airport and the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.
Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
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Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, I will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, but for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, reliable, dependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 10 years.Twenty First Century Auctions has been selling fine Late model sports cars, vintage and collectible cars on EBAYMOTORS since March of 2000 and we have a 100% feedback rating.Even in this very tough economic times where real estate has tumbled down a very steep hill....vintage cars...the real ones...the pedigreed cars in great restored or near perfect original condition continue to hold value and in most instances appreciate.
Invest your money in something you just don't "Put in the Bank" but something you can "Drive to the bank and anywhere else you might choose to do with your family & friends."Why not have fun with your money? ...enjoy your life and know that when you wake up in the morning your dollars are still safe in your garage or warehouse&haven't evaporated into thin air!
ICar collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattantoMoscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.We recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.We always try and look for major flaws and mention them and try to point them out when we see something. If you call us we will go over the car with you in great detail... inside and out.Wealways try and find some flaws in every car and mention anything that doesn't work. On this1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible we couldn't find anything not working,but if we do, it will be addressed before we ship this car to the lucky new owner.Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf....bring your Experts and magnifying glasses........see if you can find anything really negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything ...maybe you can?We have tried diligently to find any MAJOR flaws in the paint, body, interior, mechanical or electrical systems and have not been able to locate anything that we could list as a MAJOR problem in the description.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, WE ARE NOT making such a claim.....but this car comes close to perfection...ESPECIALLY when you consider it is 54 Years Old !
We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, drive it or to hire an expert inspector to do this for you. AGAIN....Please do not ask us to recommend anyone....we want you to select & hire your own inspector.
If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, please call me at954-873-6495....We would appreciate at least a 1-2 day notice. It is currently being stored inBoca Raton, FL. It is started anddriven a few miles on occasionif it's a beautiful SUNNY day and allowed to warm up,possiblyonce a week.
This car is owned free and clear. After you speak with us on the phone, it is possible to have a scanned copy sent directly to you.
We know this is a Platinum investment collectable car..this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value...not decrease in value.....and if you chose to...you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value but in years to come will continue to appreciate.
Please don't buy a Museum quality car like this unless you have a garage to store it inside. We do notbelieve this carhas ever been left outside.
You can look at this car in bright outdoor sunlight or indoors under halogen or florescent light...it still looks spectacular....but don't take our word...PLEASE...come and check it out yourself. We don't like surprises. Our goal not's to give you any....this is a NO DISAPPOINTMENT collectibleclassic!
We don't "play games" We love when a car is inspected prior to meeting the reserve. We have no secrets and are proud of our 100% feedback rating...we have been selling great cars like this formore than16 years onEbaymotors.com.Please...do not e-mail us and ask "What is your reserve"Just call us and we can discuss money...the car...a trade...or whatever is on your mind.This car is also being advertised and marketed in other forms of media and if sold prior to having met it's reserve price and a deposit received, we reserve the right to cancel and end the auction early.Should the reserve price be met BEFORE receiving a deposit, we WILL NOT end the auction early and the highest ending bidder will own this incredible piece of automotive art andautomotive history.
Instead call us at954-873-6495....even if your calling fromAustralia,Europe orJapan. We will not e-mail you the reserve but will discuss it with you on the phone!
We are all car guys that are very easy to speak with...no Prima Donnas at this end...just car lovers that do this for the fun and passion of loving our hobby...for the past 50+ years!
We really do love the cars...a lot more than the $.
Once you speak with us...you'll agree...we are sincere and dedicated to this eternal love affair with the automobile
The reserve is set at a very, very fair number...if you wish to discuss the amountplease don't write and ask "What is the reserve price" just call us,
As with all of our fine cars...we invite you and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...I will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone & connect you up on a DIRECT basis with Mary and she can handle any shipping needs...this car should be shipped ENCLOSED!
OUT-OF-THE-USA SHIPPING: Over the past 50 yearswe have shipped cars to more than 40 countries...I can put you in contact with the right people who will give you great service at a fair price.
For financing...trywww.jjbest.comorwww.woodsidecredit.comIf you have a trade...please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org complete set of photos....details and a phone number.Also, we have contact with shippers throughout theU.S.and WORLDWIDE...We will be happy to assist you.WHAT ABOUT A TRADE?We accept most anything in trade but please, NO Motorcycles, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Rest-o-rods, Kit Cars, Replicas, Clones, Boats, Airplanes, Jewelry, Motor homes, Real Estate,Helicopters, Submarines, Stamps,Coins or unregistered stock, etc.We will only accept cars of the quality, correctness and authenticity that we sell.We will consider any nice vintage or antique car or late model Luxury car with a clean CARFAX & CARCHECK report. Please call us first and discuss this with us..and if we have an interest, we would then have you e-mail a complete set of photos and details.E-MAIL the photos of your trade or trades email@example.comThanks and best of luck!Please write or call for more details....If you are interested in this vehicle, please call us at(954) 873-6495and we will stand next to the car and go over everything with you in great detail...there will be NO surprises...or better yet...come and inspect it yourself. (appointment a day or two in advance is required)eBay Recommended Services:History Report - get a vehicle history report and protect yourself from hidden problemsShipping - get free shipping quotes and information on options to pick up the vehicleFinancing - learn about choicesBuyer Checklist - review steps to take to make a safe, successful purchase
AS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, before contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle.In fact, we would welcome and encourage such an inspection, and will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agentsWe charge NO fees of any type. NONE!We will help arrange to have your vehicle picked up on a bonded, licensed and insured carrier.There are no dealer fees or other charges and you are responsible to pay all sales taxes in your home state .Required payment is 20%within 72 hoursand the balance in fullwithin 7 daysthereafter.
If you buy a car from us and are not happy with something that is major in nature,please call us and let us know. If we feel it's our fault, we are only too happy todiscuss making a possible adjustment on the final agreed price.