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Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS

Super Sport with modern touches


The Impala has been a popular car in the lowrider community for decades now. But even beyond that appeal, the Impala had a lot going for it: It was a top-tier, full-size car with available big-block power and lots of creature comforts for its time.

The Pick of the Day is a 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS two-door hardtop listed for sale on by a private seller in Phoenix, Arizona. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This is a clean and quality built ’64 Impala,” the listing states. This car has driven just 8,000 miles since a full rebuild, and as we’ll soon see, it offers a lot of special equipment.

The Impala name first made its debut 65 years ago in 1958. It was named after an African antelope and was initially known as a top-trim Bel Air. The following year, the Impala name stood alone. This restomod hails from the third-generation of the full-size Impala which launched in 1961 on the General Motors B-platform.

A mild restyle was applied in 1964 that softened the lines just slightly and changed the look of the front and rear lighting. Some Impalas were outfitted with Super Sport trim, as shown here. SS packaging was appearance-related for the most part, although later in life, the name took on a more performance-oriented approach with drivetrain enhancements.

Speaking of drivetrains, power for this modified Impala comes from a small-block fuel-injected LT1 5.7-liter V8 mated to a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission. Adding to that already-capable powertrain, a few special touches were added to enhance performance: The equipment list includes Hedman headers, an aluminum radiator, an electric fan, and a chrome-finished alternator. Stopping power comes from four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes, and a set of 17-inch Foose alloys wrapped in radial tires put the power to the pavement.

The interior of the cabin looks like a nice place to spend time, thanks to red vinyl bucket seats up front along with a custom steering wheel, a center console, lap belts, embossed floor mats, all-new gauges, and a modern audio system.

Chances are, you or your family have an Impala story to share. The car went on to be produced through seven more generations after this one and was finally discontinued after model year 2020. Who knows, maybe the nameplate will make a comeback!

The asking price is $70,000 for this unique Impala.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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