1963 Impala SS Revival: 409 Big-Block Power Revealed

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1963 Impala SS Revival
1963 Impala SS Revival

The Super Sport package made its debut on the Impala in 1961, initially priced at a mere $53. While its early iterations didn’t bring significant changes, it gradually evolved into a sought-after upgrade in the subsequent years.

By 1963, the Super Sport had become the epitome of the Impala lineup, contributing to record-breaking sales in 1965, when it became the first car in the US to surpass 1 million units sold in a year.

The 1963 Impala featured in these images was originally equipped with the SS tags, but it now boasts an unexpected upgrade under the hood. Listed by eBay seller golfhotrod01, the car comes with a detailed description of mechanical enhancements, with the most notable being the engine.

1963 Impala SS Revival
1963 Impala SS Revival

While it left the factory with a 327 small-block unit, a previous owner opted for more power, replacing it in 1972 with a 409 big-block sourced from a 1962 Impala. Despite its age, the 409 delivers a formidable 380 horsepower, paired with a Muncie four-speed transmission.

Though the car has undergone some restoration work, including the cabin, there are areas that require attention, notably rust on the trunk floor. While the exterior retains its factory white finish, buyers seeking an all-original Impala SS may consider a repaint.

Offered without a reserve, the selling price reflects the substantial engine upgrade and restoration efforts. With 36 bids already received, the auction is expected to draw significant interest before its conclusion in approximately two days. Prospective buyers are encouraged to arrange inspections, as the vehicle is located in Greenwood, Arkansas.


By Aaron

From Vintage Classics to Modern Marvels, Aaron is deeply immersed in the Automobile culture. He is from Kerala and a Man of Few words. He is Someone who loves to spend his free time reading automobile articles and watching TV Shows.

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