1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2 DOOR SPORT COUPE - 71051Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #714.1 1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2 DOOR SPORT COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/71051/71051_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #714.1 1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2 DOOR SPORT COUPE
Lot #714.1 - Detroit's Big Three swore off racing in 1957, largely under pressure from the safety lobby, yet within a few years they were back at it sneaking special parts and low key technical support to all manner of drivers and mechanics, unofficially of course. The SS proved popular and immediately became an Impala sub-series. Enhancing its appeal for 1963 was Chevrolets new "Jet Smooth" big car styling, a crisp broad shouldered look that helped SS sales soar beyond 150,000. Optional small blocks were offered up to 340hp, and the real fine 409 big block packed 425hp depending on your courage and budget. A manual 4 on the floor was available but a 63 SS in any form was and still is a great way to go. This particular Impala has received a complete ground-up restoration. It is powered by a fresh replacement, period correct, non-original big block and 4-speed that all resemble the original look. Also, upgraded for street driving convenience it includes power steering, power disc brakes, bucket seats, tachometer, stereo system and nostalgic Torque Thrust wheels with radial tires. It is ready for show or go. It runs and drives as well as it looks. No disappointments. "She's so fine. My 409."
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