The market for early '60s Impalas remains strong, and none are so iconic and desirable as the 1964 models. With clean styling, a functional interior, and potent performance thanks to a wide variety of engines under the hood, Chevrolet created an Impala that could be as unique to each buyer as a custom-tailored suit. This very impressive 2-door SS sport coupe (yes it is a real code 14 SS) has been beautifully restored in its original color combination and drives superbly.
Finished in its original code 900 Tuxedo Black, this SS stands out among its more common red brothers. Covering straight, clean bodywork, the brilliant black finish looks awesome with just the right amount of gloss, making it easy to believe it's 1964 all over again. Those long quarter panels are tough to repair if they've been damaged, and given how straight this car is, it's probably never been rusty or hit. All the chrome and other trim pieces, including the bright metal SS insert running the length of the body, is in excellent condition. Up front, the Impala's grille is undamaged, while out back, all six taillights are bright and clear, including the back-up lamps in the center units. There might be a few minor signs of use, but you're going to love being seen in this car.
Inside, it's a stunning original code 815 black bucket seat interior. The interior's condition should tell you something about how well-maintained this car has been from new, and it all fits together very nicely with nothing looking too new or too old. The console is original and features the SS-exclusive engine-turned trim that matches the dashboard. There's also an original center-mounted tachometer (sadly it's not operational) along with the basic array of gauges that came with the standard Imp. And, of course, the most notable feature is the big chrome 4-speed shifter, which makes this car a ton of fun to drive. Beautiful SS door panels, very nice black carpets, and an unmarked dash are all evidence of a car that has always been loved. Even the trunk is nicely finished with spatter paint, a full-sized spare, and a correct mat set.
The engine is Chevy's top seller in 1964, a Turbo-Fire 327 cubic inch V8, which is this car's original, numbers-matching powerplant. Contrasting Chevy Orange paint looks great against the satin black engine bay and there haven't been any notable deviations from stock. That's a factory air cleaner (now chrome plated), original-style hoses and clamps, as well as GM stamped hoses. It was rebuilt to L79 350 horsepower specs, so it's absolutely savage on the road yet remains docile and friendly when you hit traffic. Underneath, the chassis was detailed and the floors are finished in black, providing a great background for the new exhaust system. Brakes and suspension have been rebuilt to factory specs, and power steering makes it easy to handle. The suspension is stock, so it has that comfortable big car ride you'd expect, and period Torque Thrust wheels carry fat 225/75/15 blackwall radials
A lifetime southern car with a great pedigree, this is an opportunity to own a stand-out Impala SS with V8 power that will always be the star of the show. Call today!