1962 Chevrolet Impala

SS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CONVERTIBLE
Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell

Estimate: $70,000 -­ $85,000

Chassis Number: 21867F158460
Decoded: 2=1962; 1=Chevrolet Division; 8=Impala V8 series; 67=convertible; F=Flint,
Michigan assembly plant; 158460=58,460th 1962 Chevrolet scheduled for production at Flint
Engine: 409 cid OHV V8
2 x 4­barrel Carburetors / 409 bhp
4-­Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Mileage: 17,163

● Triple Black Beauty
● Turn­Key Ready for a Great Ride
● Pure Stock Inside and Out

The Model: In a world where every year the car buying public had come to expect something new and exciting, Chevrolet was able to deliver. When the 1962 models appeared, they looked like a natural progression of design from the previous season. Up front a bold grille gave Chevrolet a friendly, but somewhat aggressive look while the body sides had accent lines that flowed evenly from the front fenders to the rear quarter panels. Even the rear end styling was elegant, keeping the tri­light arrangements started in 1960, with added bright work added for the top-­line Impala models. Engines had grown and Chevrolet’s 409 was the largest production engine available in any of the low ­price three, which meant it was usually out front at the races and in sales. Add to the horses the pizzazz of the Super Sports edition, with bucket seats, center console, special badges and a grab bar, SS meant the ultimate in performance automobiles.

The Car: When a car is fresh off the assembly line it has a newness about that can’t be beat, unless that same car is treated to a full professional restoration such as this Impala SS convertible. During the inspection of the paint it was almost frustrating as no flaws, not even the slightest speck of dust could be and the depth of reflection was deep and pure. Body panels line up to perfection with doors opening and closing without effort, same for hood and deck lid. The soft top is fresh and tight while the backlight is crystal clear. Under the hood the mighty 409 with its dual carburetors stand ready to propel this car at breakneck speeds. Accessories include power steering, heater­/defroster, electric clock, and push-­button AM radio with dual swept­-back rear deck antennas. Speed, style and top quality in all areas describe this Super Sports convertible.