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Series 1800 V8 HardTop Sport Coupe
 
In 1958, Chevrolet introduced the Impala. It was named after the southern African antelope and was Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965. Ed Cole, Chevrolet's chief engineer in the late 1950s, defined the Impala as a 'prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen.'

The 1962 model featured new 'C' pillar styling for all models except the 4-door hardtop. Sport Coupe models featured the 'convertible roof' styling. The 'overhang' roof style of the sedans was replaced with a more attractive, wider 'C' pillar with a wrap-around rear window. This car came with the 409 cubic-inch engine with dual-quad carburetors, a 4-speed transmission and posi-traction rear axle.

The Impala features premium interior appointments, bucket seats, and more chrome trim outside, including a full-width aluminum-and-chrome panel that houses the triple-unit taillight assembly. The 1962 Impala has a 119-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 209.6 inches. Weight of the coupe is 3,450 lbs.

This example is a three-owner vehicle. Originally manufactured in Los Angeles and sold new in Fresno, the current owner purchased the car in 1991. The color is Anniversary Gold and the car has always been registered in California.
Series 1700 6 Cyl Convertible
Chassis Num: 21867G128258
 
Sold for $93,500 at 2008 RM Auctions.
Sold for $57,750 at 2009 RM Auctions.
For the early 1960s, Chevrolet offered a performance package in a full-sized car that was fitted with a long list of factory options and powered by the legnedary big-block Chevrolet 409. The Turbo-Fire V8 engine displaced 409 cubic-inches and offered 409 horsepower. The Turbo-Fire V8 engien featured a twin four-barrel carburetor and high-lift cam, solid valve lifters and a lightweight valve-displacement of 409 cubic-inches. This option set the buyer back an additional $484.

This example has a Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual floor-shift tranmsision with four-wheel drum brakes. A three-speed Powerglide automatic was also avaialbe, along with a variety of engines raning from 4, to 6, to 8 cylinders. The list of bodystyles included a sedan, hardtop sport sedan, hardtop sport coupe, convertible and a 6 or 9 passenger station wagon.

The Chevroelt Impala convertible had a base price around $3,275 in 1962. The 'Super Sport' or 'SS' package added another $53.80, which included the exterior bading, simulated machine-turned trim inserts, spinner-style wheel covers, interior grab handle and locking center console. For an extra $102.25, the buyer would receive matching vinyl front bucket seats finished in the color of their choosing.

This example is painted in Roman Red with a matching interior and a black top. It was given a full restoration a few years ago and freshened in 2006-2007.

In 2009, this 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409/409 SS Convertible was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $75,000-$100,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $57,750 including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009
Series 1800 V8 HardTop Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 21847L172375
 
Sold for $52,500 at 2013 Mecum.
This 1962 Chevrolet Impala has a matching numbers 409/409 HP engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors and a 4.56 Positraction rear end. It has a 4-speed Borg Warner transmission and original T-3 headlights. It is finished in the rare combination of Nassau Blue with a Blue interior.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013
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