CORRECT ANNIVERSARY GOLD IMP, 327 CI V8, PS, PB, LOW OWNERSHIP, SOUTHERN CAR!!
Early '60s Impalas remain a staple of the old car culture. Showing up in this 1962 Impala hardtop instantly earns the driver respect as both a guy who appreciates performance, but also with impeccable taste. Offering cool colors and a smart-running 327 cubic inch V8, it remains as big a status symbol today as it was back in '62.
Code 927 was still called Anniversary Gold in 1962, even though it wasn't really any kind of notable anniversary year for Chevrolet. Regardless, it's a fantastic color that looks awesome on the Impala. The restoration of this low-mileage car (we believe the 44,346 miles shown are authentic) addressed any major deficiencies in the bodywork and the results are really impressive. Check out the crease that runs from nose to tail and its unbroken line that continues uninterrupted from panel to panel, as well as the contrasting trim that angles upwards from the same point. That's cool. It wears Impala SS trim, including the badges and engine-turned insert along the sides, which is perhaps the most dramatic element of the styling. There's also a contrasting silver tail panel that frames the Impala's triple taillights, plus some nicely restored bumpers that add a bit of flash to the subtle overall look.
The beautifully upholstered two-tone interior delivers on the Impala's promise of luxury with your performance with leather seats and beautiful colors. There's not a lot of wear or use inside, which suggests both quality materials and expert care since it was completed, and even the steering wheel is getting in on the two-tone act. The instrument panel is pure 1960s sleek, with a wide speedometer and smaller round dials underneath, and not a trace of any faux wood anywhere to be found. The button-tufted door panels are some of the most attractive to adorn any car of the era, regardless of price, and the small center console offers some modest storage space that's quite handy. It's somewhat light on options, but the original AM radio is still in the dash powering a rear speaker and floor mats have been installed to protect the cocoa-colored carpets. In back, the trunk is properly finished with spatter paint and reproduction mats, as well as a full-sized spare tire up on its own shelf.
The smart-running 327 cubic inch V8 provides good power and an effortless ease that epitomizes cruising in an early Impala. Rebuilt and detailed like a stocker, it wears bright Chevy Orange paint, a factory air cleaner, and reproduction decals on the valve covers, just in case you don't know what a small block Chevy looks like. Power brakes and steering are welcome upgrades on a car this size and an alternator replaces the original generator for reliability and better power output. Stock ram's horn exhaust manifolds dump into a recent dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers that give it a mellow soundtrack. The undercarriage is probably in original condition, but with that in mind it's quite nicely preserved with a dusting of undercoating to keep things tidy but without hiding any of the details. An automatic transmission feeds the original rear end, making this a car that's just built for long road trips, and it has a low-key look thanks to 14-inch steel wheels with full hubcaps and 225/75/14 whitewall radials.
This Impala represents a lot of car for the money and with an interesting and attractive color combination, it'll definitely stand out in a crowd. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Interior Color
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