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Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala
SubModel: SS Clone
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1962
Mileage: 22,505
Color: Green
Engine: 350 TPI
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1962 Chevrolet Impala Additional Info:

Watching our inventory, it seems we've had a run on early '60s Impalas. Proof that these cars remain popular is this beautiful Blue Green Metallic 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS tribute, which will undoubtedly last only a few days in the showroom. With a full mechanical and cosmetic makeover, this car has the performance to back up the legendary nameplate on its flanks.Originally Nassau Blue, the handsome metallic paint job goes from blue to green depending on the light and is a great choice for the Impala SS. There's a maturity and grown-up look to this Imp, suggesting that it's no boy racer toy and it's got a great shine thanks to bright two-stage urethane. It seems to bring out the character lines that sweep across the bodywork, and really makes the chrome and stainless pop. This one sports all its original body panels, and during the restoration, not even the floor pans were replaced, suggesting that this was a clean car to begin with. All the correct emblems are in place even though this is a tribute, including on the quarters and trunk lid, and the beautiful engine-turned trim that stretches the length of the body instantly identifies an SS. As a tribute car, it would have been easy to make a bunch of non-stock mods, but instead they aimed to keep this one very much the way it might have been back in 1962.An all-new interior has been crafted to emulate the original patterns, but now uses gray and black in place of the original cloth, creating a driver's compartment that's both traditional and up-to-date in terms of comfort. The pleats give it a proper 1960s vibe, while the door panels and headliner have been finished to match. New black carpets offer the correct weave and nap and it's got a console, which was an SS-only piece, so someone was doing his homework. Upgrades include a powerful A/C system as well as an AM/FM/CD stereo system mounted in the original dash location. A custom shifter in the console, aftermarket gauges in the dash, a tilt steering column, and seat belts are all things that you'll be happy to have once you're out cruising. The trunk is also beautifully finished with gray carpets that look far more luxurious than the original plain gray mats.Extensive mechanical upgrades transform this from a merely pleasant driver to a potent hammer that can cruise at high speeds all day. A 350 cubic inch V8 with Tuned Port injection makes plenty of horsepower, and in the lightweight Impala it delivers impressive performance. Thanks to modern electronics, it starts instantly and idles well no matter what, and the TPI system is legendary for its torque production. A few dress-up items give it a clean look, and those aluminum valve covers will simply never go out of style. A modern alternator replaces the outdated generator that GM was still stuffing under some hoods in '62, and it can easily keep up with the demands of the A/C system. A massive aluminum radiator keeps the warmed-over small block cool under all conditions, while a fresh battery supplies the juice. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and the exhaust offers rumbling Flowmasters for a wonderfully potent soundtrack. Classic Torque Thrust wheels, with disc brakes hiding behind the fronts, look great and carry staggered 16-inch BFG rubber.Look through our inventory and how many early Impalas wear SOLD signs. There's a reason for that, and to find out what it is, all you have to do is take this one for a test drive. Call today!