1963 Chevrolet Impala SS
A cool-cruisin' 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible always seems like a great idea. After all, serious style, original V8 power, four-on-the-floor, and room for everyone is the kind of drop top that always gets noticed. As you dig deeper, you realize this is a single-family owned classic that has been restored and cared for just the way you'd want. This convertible has the kind of story we all look for. It has been in the same family all its life. Purchased new in 1963, and the car was passed to the original owner's widow. But more than just a respected member of the family, it also received a thorough restoration in 2010, and it has only been driven about 750 miles since then. This the mix of the right investments and the right care means the sheet metal really retains a crisp and upper-class presentation. The factory-correct Ember Red preserves the added clear coat luster and gloss that happened during restoration Ã¢â‚¬â€œ proving that they took the time to prep and paint this correctly. Of course, chrome was king in the '60s, and this one retains all the best factory pieces. It includes the mirror-like bumpers, full-width shiny grille, and long side trim. This has all the best Super Sport bright elements we love, including the Rally wheels, ribbed rocker panels, and machine turned rear panel that houses the hallmark three-taillight arrangement. Black always looks sporty against red, so this convertible looks great no matter if the top is in place or you power it down with the flip of a switch. Proper care means making sure that the button-top seats match the door panels so perfectly, and they both coordinate with the black dash and carpeting for a full uniform appearance. But breaking up this sea of darkness is the kind of bright work that made the '60s an iconic decade. You see it on especially in the desirable center console that helps make this an iconic SS. In fact, this has a terrific sporty presentation with the true Super Sport steering wheel, machine turned dash panel (with the correct AM radio still on display,) and the factory tach mounted ahead of the ultra-wide speedometer. The result is a classic that looks both correct and ready to take on the boulevard. The 327 cubic-inch V8 is a legendary Chevy powerhouse, and so it's absolutely ideal to have the original numbers-matching motor under the hood. It looks great with Chevy Orange paint on the block, bright valve covers, and matching air topper all radiating against the black engine bay. The V8 is topped with a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales through a Flowmaster dual exhaust. Best of all, is that you have full control of this motor and its rumbling soundtrack thanks to the original Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission. Add in power brakes, Tiger Paw tires, and a tidy undercarriage from proper investment, and this is a true ideal cruiser. A convertible this special needs the right paperwork. That's why the sale also comes with original owner's manual, catalogs, warranty information, and a few build receipts. It's a great looking classic with a story to tell, and that's what we all want. So if you looking to get this Impala SS in your driveway, hurry up and call today!