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Series 1700 Six Cyl Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 31847S248184
 
Sold for $19,250 at 2009 RM Auctions.
The Chevrolet Impala model was introduced in 1958 as a sporty, high-level trim package for the upscale Bel Air series. The car was designed by Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole. The Impala became a separate Chevrolet model for 1959, and it became America's best-selling car that year. During its lifetime, total sales would exceed 13 million units, more than any other full-size car in automotive history.

For 1961, the Impala was restyled and based on the new GM 'B-Body' platform. It was restyled again in 1963 with pointed front and rear fenders, crisp lines and a low, sporty stance.

This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Two-Door Hardtop has been given a frame-off restoration that was completed in 2004. It is powered by a 327 cubic-inch small-block V8 engine and produced 300 horsepower. The engine was mated to a Powerglide automatic transmission. The interior includes bucket seats, a floor console with a floor-mounted shifter, special emblems, tri-bar wheel covers and an engine-turned dash, console and door panel appliqués. There is also the rare factory-installed air conditioning.

In 2009, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $19,250 including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011
Series 1700 Six Cyl Convertible
 
This car is completely original with a 327 CID, V8 engine, automatic power-glide transmission, power steering, power brakes, original seat belts and radio. It is an AACA first place junior and senior show car with medallion on fire wall. The professional restoration took two and a half years.

The Impala was first introduced in 1958. Manufacturer retail price new in 1963 was $3,725.75.
Series 1700 Six Cyl Hardtop Sport Coupe
 
Driven off the Tarrytown, New York assembly line on June 10th of 1963 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, this particular SS409 marked the production of General Motors 50-millionth Chevrolet. A special Anniversary Gold paint was chosen for this milestone vehicle. The car was acquired by Harry May Chevrolet of Monroe, MI where it was a showroom draw for 25 years.

The present owner purchased the car in 1991 with only 92 documented miles. It still rests on its original tires.

There were 153,271 1963 Impala SS models produced in 1963. There were 16,902 Chevrolets that had the optional 409 engine.
Series 1700 Six Cyl Hardtop Sport Coupe
 
This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS is fully documented as the '50-millionth' Chevrolet built. It came off of the Tarrytown, New York assembly-line on June 10, 1963 and was first driven by then-New York Governor, Nelson Rockefeller.

The Impala SS is painted in 'Anniversary Gold' - which was previously used during the 50-year celebration of Chevrolet and is built to GM's 'show car' standard. It's powered by the famous 409 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine that developed 340 horsepower.

The car served as a touring promotional vehicle before being displayed on the showroom floor at Harry May Chevrolet in Monroe, Michigan for more than 25 years. With only 92 miles on the odometer it was then relegated to a storage building and remained there until 1992 when acquired by the current owners. The car still sits on its original tires and has accumulated a mere 140 miles since it was driven by Governor Rockefeller 45-years ago. A delicate restoration was done in 2000 to repair minor damage that occurred during storage.
The Beach Boys sang harmonies to Chevy's 409-cid big-block V-8, rated at a thumping 425-hp for 1963. The hardtop '63 Impala Sport Coupe, wîth its convertible-look roofline, crisply tailored flanks, and pointed fenders, beautifully showcased the big brute of an engine. The sleek 1963 Impala could also be had wîth a Chevy 283 or 327 small-block V-8 engine, and was even available as a six-cylinder model. The popular Super Sport package included special SS exterior details and front bucket seats wîth a console. Collectors drool over '63 Impalas today – especially when there is an original 409 V-8 under hood – and the '63 is also a favorite wîth hot rodders and customizers.

Source - Chevrolet
Series 1700 Six Cyl Convertible
 
Impala was Chevrolet's full-size, most expensive, and soon to become America's best-selling series, first launched in 1958. It fought tooth and nail with Ford's Galaxie and Plymouth's Fury when 'full-size' dominated the market. The 1961 through 1964 was the 3rd generation Impala on the GM B-body and was the subject of a re-style, visually 'more boxy' than the previous generation. Mechanically identical to the 1962, the 1963 is the most popular year for the Impala collectors. Chevrolet's small-block 283- and 327-cubic-inch motors were the Convertible's best option. The new price ranged from $2,917 to $3,024.
Series 1800 V8 Convertible
 
Chevrolet's heritage dates to 1911 when William 'Billy' Durant and racer Louis Chevrolet formed the Chevrolet Motor Company. Durant had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Chevrolet's designs to rebuild his own reputation.

The Chevrolet 'Bow Tie' was trademarked in 1913 and by 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to enable Durant to buy a majority share in GM and regain his position as President. Chevrolet became a separate division, positioned by Chairman Alfred Sloan to compete with Ford's Model T. By the late 1920s, Chevrolet was the largest selling brand in the United States and to this day remains GM's top seller. By the 1930s, as many auto makers struggled, Chevrolet prospered, overtaking Ford in sales.

Chevrolet first used the Impala name for a 1956 Motorama show car. The Impala entered production beginning in 1958 and became Chevy's flagship. It was named for an African antelope and was Chevrolet's most expensive car at the time. Ed Cole called it a 'prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen.' It could be ordered as either a coupe or convertible. Either way, one design feature became its hallmark, the triple taillights on each side. The Impala was a hit, selling over 125,000 coupes in just its first year.

This car has power windows and a 283 CID, two-speed Powerglide drivetrain.
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