1963 Chevrolet Impala SS
Coupe Car for sale in Allen, Texas 75013
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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This car, from an estate, appears to be a very correct original, not a tribute. The deceased owner claimed it was correct, and the transmission matches. VIN is 31847S173743. The brightwork is too nice to be 57 years old, so I suspect at some point it received a cosmetic freshening. Color is the correct original Ember Red. The engine, a 425 hp 409, is not numbers-matching, but it codes as a 425 horse 409. Since there are only 12 digits in the VIN, none of them for the engine, we would need either the numbers match, or to find the build sheet. We removed the back seat in the hope that the build sheet would be there. No such luck. Transmission is a Borg-Warner T-10. Rear end contains 3.70 gears with PosiTraction. The only items I have found so far that are not correct are: several aftermarket gauges mounted under the dash, the shifter (it’s a Hurst, appears to be a Competition Plus), the battery, and the rear sway bar. The front sway bar appears larger than stock. The addition of sway bars were common to help control body roll, especially while running repro bias ply tires. Otherwise, it seems very correct. Runs and drives very well. Engine, clutch, shifter, all work as they should. Chassis is super clean. Use of bondo is extremely limited to several small spots behind the rear wheels. Exceptionally nice car. Looks like it’s about 2 years old, and only gently used. Pictures of several paint chips, and a soft dent in the left rear quarter, are included. The (deceased) owner’s son said he hit something while parking it inside his garage. Careful PDR should remove most, if not all, of it.
Classic Car ID101325526
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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