1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
A fair amount of the classics that come through the doors here at Classic Auto Mall are of a caliber that is more show than actual go. These are all wonderful cars, however when you were a kid did you dream of trailering your car to shows, turning the key only when the sun is shining, and only driving short distances if any for fear the odometer would turn an important milestone? Bet you did not, and there have been several consigners coming through our door that are unloading their classics for that very reason, they are tired of that routine.
If you want a great runner, you can hop in and drive it on any trip short or long, and if it rains, roll the windows up! This is the car for you, of you are a midcentury modern bow tie fan, and don't want the hassle of rummaging through endless junkyards for parts, or spending money on expensive repairs, the consigner has already done this for you. A beautifully restored Chevrolet Impala, mild Resto-Mod style with a rebuilt 327ci V8. With an effortless turn of a key has this ticket ship launched…so make a timely visit to Classic Auto Mall before it takes off.
With the exterior paint which presents just beautifully in Maroon we see straight panels, minding their gaps and plenty of nice trim. Consigner stated it is a base coat and clear coat which is a mere 3 years old, and it looks marvelous! A big trim spear runs straight and level just below the belt line through the length of the car. Front and rear bumpers are re-chromed and mirror-like in their finish. All additional trim has been re-polished or replaced with OEM parts. The car rests nicely on 15-inch polished Torque Thrust wide 5 spoke wheels and new tires (195/65R15's on front and 275/70R15's on back).
All newly restored and looking just like the showroom, the door panels, seats and all trim is polished and in excellent condition. Low back buckets for the front, and a wide rear bench complete with working speaker on the rear are noted. The original dash in black with a shiny aluminum machined swirl pattern strip that runs across the bottom, is fronted by the original steering wheel. A factory tachometer is attached to the steering column. Black carpet for the floors is stain and fade free, and the headliner is mostly tight all in black. Lest we forget a Hurst shifter rises form the center console just before meeting the dash. Waaaaay back the trunk is completely restored and just very nicely done.
Believed to be original to this car (although we can only ascertain this due to a manufacture date which coincides with the build of this car), we see an orange block beauty in the form of a 327ci V8. It has double hump heads bolted on either side topped with chrome valve covers, and a rebuilt 4-barrel carb, and electronic ignition. A rebuilt Muncie 4-speed manual tranny is attached to the rear of this mill and puts power to the rear through a new driveshaft.
Floorpans and trunk pans have been replaced and a very nice job was performed in doing this. Then was all coated with epoxy. Frame is solid, and we can see new drilled slotted rotors grabbed by power actuated calipers to these discs. Shocks were replaced within the last year, as was the power steering system. Turbo mufflers evacuate gases quickly through dual exhaust.
This engine lit right up with a quick turn of the key, ran smoothly, handled great and even sounded nice and throaty. We noted the speedometer is in-operable, but the odometer still clicks off the mileage. An overall great test ride.
Just a very fine example of the '64 Impala, mostly new OEM or totally redone and rebuilt parts, she's a goer and a shower all in one.
47-2 Door Sport Coupe
L-Los Angeles, CA Assy Plant
153259-Sequential Unit Number
2C-3rd Week February Build
STYLE 64 1447-1964 Impala SS
BODY VN10235-Los Angeles Body #
TRIM 845-Ivory & Aqua
PAINT 919-Lagoon Aqua
2LPS-L-M20 4 Speed
P-Comfort & Convenience Group
5W-Custom Deluxe Front Belts With Retractors
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.