1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible: Originality Debate

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1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Major changes occurred in the engine department, with GM fine-tuning the offerings for the upcoming generation. The base engine remained the popular 283 Turbo-Fire, favored by Impala buyers in 1964. The optional lineup included more powerful choices, such as the 327 and the 409.

The 409 returned as Chevrolet needed a big-block option, with the top configuration offering 425 horsepower. Impala enthusiasts likely agree that the 425-horsepower 409 was perfect for the Super Sport, though Chevrolet also offered it to Bel Air and Biscayne customers.

This Impala convertible has two major selling points. First, it’s a convertible, a beloved choice among collectors, especially when it retains its original charm.

1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Second, it claims to be an original car, though this should be taken with caution. eBay seller zillarambo90 provides little detail, so a personal inspection or third-party verification is recommended.

The originality is questionable due to the paint. The car is purple, a color not available in the 1964 lineup. The closest was Palomar Red, which isn’t similar to purple. This suggests a repaint, and while it looks good, it’s not the original color.

Under the hood is a running 283 engine. It’s unclear if it has been rebuilt, but given the car’s condition, it likely hasn’t. This is another aspect to check during the inspection.

The asking price of over $50K is ambitious, especially with limited information. Interested buyers should contact the seller and consider a visit to Richmond, Texas, to see the car in person.


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