STK 2515 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS
Chevrolet debuted the SS option for their full-size Impala in 1961 and their concept took off in 1962. Exterior visual elements of the Super Sport model featured "convertible roof" styling, additional chrome trim and an engine-turned aluminum-and-chrome panel to house the triple-unit taillight assemblies. This special trim was also used to fill the side moldings, giving the SS model a distinctive appearance. Our 1962 Impala Super Sport is a great example of one of Chevrolet's best looking full-size models. It is striking from any angle. The current owner has cared for this Super Sport for 22 years, performing a total restoration in 2008. As can be seen in the pictures, the exterior is straight and solid. The Roman Red paint is virtually flawless as is all the chrome. The fully restored S/S interior is an invitation to go back in time, right down to the 'Straight Line Tuning' AM radio. Horsepower is furnished by a then newly introduced 327ci small-block rated at 300hp. This is one of the best motors that GM ever produced – powerful, yet very smooth - and became the base engine for the Corvette. The owner states that the motor that was totally rebuilt in 2008. It is all stock except for a replacement Edelbrock 'Performance Series' 4-barrel carb and sounds strong through dual exhaust. The small-block is backed by a 4-speed manual transmission with Muncie shifter. Factory steel wheels, hidden by original S/S spinner wheel covers, mount 14” white-wall radials. The fully restored undercarriage/chassis is equipped with power steering and 4-wheel drum brakes. Overall, this Impala Super Sport looks very much like it did sitting on the showroom floor in 1962 and must be seen to be appreciated. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.