The Pick of the Day is what appears to be an exceptionally nice 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop sports coupe in original condition and coming from single long-term ownership.
The Ham Lake, Minnesota, dealer advertising the Chevy on ClassicCars.com decided to let the car speak for itself.
“Every car tells a story, this is mine,” the Impala is quoted in the ad. “In 1963, I came off the assembly line housed with a small-block 283 V8 that still powers me to this day. It is the original motor and original transmission.
“I have had two previous owners, the first from new until 1964, when I was purchased by my second owner, who has owned me to this present day. Everything on me is original, including the glass, chrome, rims and caps.
“The restoration was completed in the early ’90s, which took 6 years. There has been about 1,500 miles put on me since then.”
The dark-red coupe, which has a black bucket-seat interior, appears clean and straight in the large gallery of photos with the ad. It also looks bone stock, with the correct SS wheel covers and trim.
The dealer says the car runs as good as it looks.
“The 2-speed Powerglide transmission shifts excellent and there are no mechanical issues with the car,” the seller says. “This car is beautiful inside and out. The dash is crystal clear, vivid and sharp.”
It’s nice to see one of these handsome full-size Chevys in factory form, without upgrades or custom wheels. As it is, the Impala has time-warp creds.
There’s no mention in the ad of overall mileage, other than the handful of miles put on after restoration. That would mean the car has been static all these years and likely would need some refurbishing to get it back on the road.
But it would be well worth it for such a nice piece of Chevy goodness, and the asking price of $29,500 should leave plenty of upside for any work that needs to be done.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.