1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 327/Auto Hardtop
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September 20, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Buy Now Make Offer” page. Click the blue button above or below to navigate to this ride’s bid page, where you can either select the green “Buy Now” button or place a realistic counteroffer in the “Bid” box.
GuysWithRides.com is preparing an online reserve-price auction for this restored 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 327/Auto on behalf of the current caretaker.
Bidding opened Wednesday, August 30, 2023, and closes at 4:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Hardtop currently resides in the Pocono Mountains.
Current Bid: $10,100
Spanning 62 model years across ten generations, the Impala was one of Chevrolet’s most iconic brand names. Chevrolet launched the third generation Impala for the 1961 model year as its brand-engineered version of General Motors (“GM”) B-Body platform. The new body styling was more trim and boxy than the 1958–1960 models. Sport Coupe (Chevrolet parlance for two-door hardtop) models featured a “bubbleback” roof line style for 1961 as well as the debut of the Super Sport (“SS”) option.
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- and 327 cubic inch small block V8s the most popular. The two-door sport coupe models featured a new, creased roof line that resembled a convertible top. 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 1963 Impala SS features a distinctive and bold exterior design that captures the essence of the era’s automotive styling. It boasts a long, sleek profile, clean lines, and wide stance. The front end is characterized by a broad, chrome-accented grille flanked by dual headlights. The hood features subtle sculpting and chrome trim, enhancing the car’s elegant yet aggressive appearance. The rear end showcases the iconic triple taillights, a signature design element of the Impala.
The interior of the 1963 Impala SS is designed for both comfort and style. It accommodates up to five passengers in a spacious cabin featuring high-quality materials, plush upholstery, and a mix of chrome and woodgrain accents. Its symmetrical layout characterizes the dashboard, incorporating a mix of analog gauges, control knobs, and the iconic horizontal speedometer. When a buyer ordered bucket seats, they also had the option of adding an optional center console featuring a floor shifter for the transmission.
One of the most notable aspects of the 1963 Impala SS is its performance capabilities. It was available with a range of engine options, offering varying levels of power to cater to different preferences and budgets. Standard was a 195 horsepower 283 cubic inc V8. A popular upgrade was the 327 cubic inch engine with power outputs ranging from 250 to 340 horsepower, depending on carburation and compression ratio. Buyers could choose between manual and automatic transmissions. A 3-speed manual transmission was standard, but a 4-speed manual and a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission were available options.
The Impala SS featured a sturdy body-on-frame construction with independent front suspension and a solid rear axle. The suspension system was tuned to provide a balance between comfortable cruising and responsive handling.
The 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS remains a sought-after classic car among collectors and enthusiasts. Its timeless design, range of engine choices, and connection to the early days of American muscle cars have solidified its place in automotive history. The combination of style, performance, and luxury makes the 1963 Impala SS a true icon of its era.
The trim tag on the 1963 Impala SS Coupe for sale in this listing confirms this example left Chevrolet’s Janesville, Wisconsin assembly plant as two-door, V8-powered sport coupe. The original color combination 972 indicates the car originally featured an Azure Aqua body with an ivory-white hardtop. Similarly, the 858-7 trim code confirms the car was built with a bucket seat interior, the original color was saddle vinyl. Chevrolet Impalas of this vintage did not carry a separate VIN identifier for SS models. However, the fact this car left the factor as a V8-powered example with a bucket seat interior likely confirms this is a real-deal 327-powered 1963 Impala SS. We welcome knowledgeable Impala enthusiasts to weigh in on this example’s Trim Tag number decoding.
This driver-quality 1963 Impala SS features an older repaint in an attractive silver-blue color and interior reupholstery in white, a stunning color combination. The trunk features a nice update of upholstered panels. The interior features an under-dash-mounted modern stereo with cowl-mounted speakers.
As the video indicates, this 1963 Impala SS Sport Coupe drives and shifts well and tracks straight on the road. We found this example to be a nice driver-quality Impala SS an enthusiast can continue to enjoy as is or elect to re-restore it to the next level.
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