1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible – SOLD!

by | Jul 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

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August 11, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

One of the most iconic Chevrolet subbrands is the Super Sport (“SS”) trim level offered on various models and body styles through the 1960s and early 1970s. It all started, however, when Chevrolet launched the Impala SS in 1961.  This burgundy over black 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible, originally listed in July 2022 on Craigslist near San Francisco, California, is reported to be in excellent condition both inside and out.

Currently offered for $72,900, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well above the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for 1963 Chevrolet Impalas of all trim and body styles.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls well above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of only $53,000.

Chevrolet produced the third-generation Impala on the GM B platform for the first time in 1961. The new body styling was more trim and boxy than the 1958–1960 models. Sport Coupe models featured a “bubble back” roof line style for 1961. A “Super Sport” (SS) option debuted in 1961.

Impalas again featured premium interior appointments, plusher seats could be done by the dealerships on customer request. And more chrome trim outside, including a full-width aluminum-and-chrome panel to house the triple-unit taillight assembly. Super Sport (SS) models featured that panel in a special engine-turned aluminum, which was also used to fill the side moldings, making the SS more distinctive in appearance.

The 1963 Impala featured rectilinear styling with an engine-turned aluminum rear taillight panel surrounded by a chrome border on SS models. Engine choice was similar to 1962, with the small-block 283 cu in (4.6 L) and 327 cu in (5.4 L) V8s most popular. The Sport Sedan featured a new, creased roof line. A new “coved” instrument panel included simple indicator lights for hot and cold engine conditions. An optional factory tachometer was built into the dashboard, just above the steering wheel.

The SportsCar Illustrated YouTube Channel features this 1963 Chevrolet Impala Promo film:

Over seventy large is big money for any classic car, but especially for a first-generation Impala Super Sport convertible equipped with the standard 327 cubic inch V8 and Powerglide. Time will tell whether the seller finds themselves lowering their asking price.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1963 Chevy Impala SS Convertible. 327 engine and power glide transmission. Runs and drives perfectly. Excellent condition inside and out. Beautiful chrome and stainless. Padded dash, front and rear guards, tissue dispenser. The price is $72,900. Located in Nipomo 93444. Call or text for more info.

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