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1962 Chevy SS Impala
This 62 SS is a car we’ve sold before and very proud to have back with us. It has detailed history, paperwork and reciepts, was a low mileage Californian car, has had a very professional restoration and is a genuine SS and very well optioned car… So just ticks all the boxes!
Here’s it’s story… It was sold new in San Jose, California and lived its whole life there with a one owner lady until it changed hands to another lady approx 10 years prior to being bought buy it’s 3rd owner while in America at the Pleasanton Good Guys car show in 2011, he owned it till we sold it for him in 2018 to it’s now current owner.
It’s history rolls out like this… This SS was purchased as a dry original survivor with a bunch of documentation and rare options and was imported to Australia to be restored. In 2012 the Impala was handed to our very own and well-known Dion Wilcox to be bare metal body restored, Dion is very well known in the industry in Australia and often flys to America to paint hot rods for Chad Adams of “Adams Hot Rod” shop in Calhoun, Georgia. Once this car was striped to a shell and a proper final inspection was done there was only one rust repair to be done on the whole car and its Californian spent life was evident in the clean sheet metal. Dion did what he does and prepped and laid a beautiful coat of the factory Surf Green back down on the body, all hang on panels where removed and painted separately for reassembly. The floors we prepped and cleaned and painted in red oxide inside and underneath, inside the cab was also dynamatted before new carpet went in… as for the rest of the trim, that’s all original with the exception of the arm rests, door panels and rear parcel tray. Up front the 327 V8 was stripped and rebuilt with new pistons and rings and restored as they left the factory, the trans is a rebuilt T350 and the car has factory power steering and factory air conditioning with factory green tinted glass, power brakes and factory tacho and factory seatbelts… even the AM push button radio was optioned with front and rear speakers and has since been rebuilt here in Australia to be AM/FM and you can plug you phone into it. Now the craziest piece on this car is the cruise control… Most people would have never even seen one of these and they were dealer fitted options on the 62 and 63 Impalas and can only be described as a big boy option! These units change hands for about 3k usd in non opp condition if you can even find one. This one does not work but is complete with engine brackets and dash controls and is such a cool feature.
As for the rest of the build the whole front end was restored, and the steering box recently upgraded to a CPP 605 box, new brakes and suspension, new radiator and even the wiper motor was sent to America to be rebuilt properly. The car was approx 2 years in the build and first registered on 2014… it has since done a few trips from Brisbane to Sydney to display and many days out to shows and events and has travelled about 10,500 miles since going back together.
I’m an Impala guy and people often come to me for these cars, but they just don’t present themselves like this very often. If you’re serious about owning a well optioned early model Impala like this I’d suggest you don’t snooze on this one.
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Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Inspections by appointment only, ph 0416407540. We are also practising social distancing so please be mindful of the 1.5m rule.
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is being sold on consignment, consignment vehicles are sold as is without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed written or implied by the consignee. Information is provided to us by the consignee and is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely.
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