Needs Nothing: 1962 Chevrolet Impala 47K Survivor – SOLD!

by | Jun 2023 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

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July 26, 2023, 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.

Whenever a seller makes a bold statement like “Needs Nothing. Put the keys in and drive,” we take notice. That statement, combined with the stunning feature picture of this 47K-Mile Twilight Blue 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible last spotted in June 2023 on Craigslist in Seattle, Washington.

Teal or Turquoise? That is the question.  One of Chevrolet’s most popular colors in the early 1960s was officially named “Twilight Turquoise,” however, the General Motors division also offered a hue known as “Twilight Blue,” which ironically is much greener in appearance. This 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible for sale features the latter with a matching interior.  The seller also states their 1962 Impala features only 47,000 original miles, which he believes to be true “to his knowledge.” Based on the one dozen picture provided, we have no reason to doubt that to be the case.

Last offered for $70,000,, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for third-generation Chevrolet Impalas of all body styles, trim levels, and powertrains produced between 1961 and 1964.  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 Impala 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 $55,000 before making adjustments for option and powertrains.

Chevrolet first launched the “Impala” brand name as the top-trim version of the brand’s 1958 Bel Air two-door hardtop.  By 1959 the Impala became the top-trim model in Chevrolet’s full-size lineup.  In 1961, Chevrolet designers restyled the third-generation Impala on General Motors’ B Platform. Chevrolet produced the third generation Impala line for the 1961 through 1964 model years.

The 1962 model featured new “C” pillar styling for all models except the 4-door hardtop. Sport Coupe (pillarless hardtop) models now featured the “convertible roof” styling, shared with other GM “B” full-size hardtop coupes, which proved popular. The “overhang” roof style of the sedans was replaced with a wider “C” pillar with a wraparound rear window.  The 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible is an iconic American car that embodies the style and spirit of the early 1960s. As one of the most popular and recognizable models of its time, the Impala was known for its sleek design, powerful performance, and luxurious features.

The exterior of the 1962 Impala convertible boasted a distinct and eye-catching appearance. It featured clean lines, a wide and low stance, and a longer, more streamlined body compared to its predecessors. The front end showcased a prominent grille with a horizontal bar design flanked by quad headlights. The rear end had a smooth, rounded shape with a horizontally oriented tail fin. The convertible top was power-operated and could be lowered to enjoy open-air driving.

Step inside the Impala convertible, and you’d be greeted by a spacious, comfortable cabin that exuded elegance. The interior was meticulously designed with attention to detail and high-quality materials. The front and rear bench seats offered ample room for up to six passengers. The dashboard featured a symmetrical layout with a large speedometer in the center, surrounded by smaller gauges for fuel, temperature, and other essential functions. The steering wheel had a stylish and ergonomic design, providing a comfortable grip for the driver.

Under the hood, the 1962 Impala convertible came with various engine options to suit different performance preferences. The base engine was a 235 cubic inch inline-six that produced 135 horsepower. From there, customers could also opt for more powerful V8 engines, including a 283 cubic inch V8 with 185 horsepower, a 327 cubic inch V8 with 200 horsepower, or a range-topping 409 cubic inch V8 with 250 horsepower. Chevrolet Impalas could be ordered with a choice of three- or four-speed manuals as well as an automatic transmission, depending on engine choice. Chevrolet discontinued Turboglide, leaving the two-speed Powerglide the only automatic transmission.

The 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible holds a special place in automotive history. It represents an era when American car manufacturers focused on style, power, and luxury. Its timeless design and popularity have made it a sought-after classic car among collectors and enthusiasts alike. The Impala’s cultural significance is also notable, as it has appeared in various films, television shows, and music videos, further cementing its status as an automotive icon.

The Cars & Stripes YouTube Channel features this 1962 Chevrolet Impala commercial highlighting the new convertible-look creased two-door hardtop:

While the pictures of this 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible for sale make one believe this is a 47K-mile survivor, the seller hints that he may not have the documentation other than what the odometer shows.  Additionally, they make no mention of what the engine is or what options their 1962 Impala for sale has.  From the pictures provided, the engine could be either a 283 or 327-cubic-inch V8, but you’l need to confirm that with the seller.

If you are serious about buying this Impala, you can start the conversation by following the seller’s contact information provided in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Chevrolet convertible featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible. Twilight blue (California car) $70k obo47k original miles (to my knowledge), super clean
Put the keys in and drive the car. It needs nothing.
The car has a hidden Bluetooth stereo already installed
Title in hand
The first $70k gets it. straight cash talks
Not a distressed sale, but I need to clear some space got something else coming
Please save the lowball offers.
All of the above is to save everyone’s time.”

Show or go: What would you do with this 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible for sale?  Please comment below and let us know!

  1. Needs Nothing: 1962 Chevrolet Impala 47K Survivor – SOLD!

    Where did the price of $199,999 come from?
    “Needs Nothing: 1962 Chevrolet Impala 47K Survivor – $70,000”

    • Needs Nothing: 1962 Chevrolet Impala 47K Survivor – SOLD!

      Ugh. The risk of using templates. Neglected to change the price from last Thursday’s feature Shelby. The correct price is $70,000, although I’m sure the seller would not mind accepting $199,900! Me Culpa.


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