1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
This 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 is in Tuxedo Black with Red.
Engine # L231919
T1121QB – Turbo Fire 409
The Impala's Super Sport option debuted in 1961, and it continued into 1962 and was crowned Chevrolet's top model line in ‘62. Available as a sedan, 4-door hardtop Sport Sedan, 2-door hardtop Sport Coupe, convertible, and a 6- or 9-passenger station wagon. Each Impala model had its own roofline, including the Sport Coupe with 'exclusive convertible-contoured' hardtop.
Fitted with a sports-car assist bar, aluminum side-molding insert and SS identification, this iconic American muscle car had a big-block 409 CI V-8 with a two 4-barrel induction.
Chevrolet described the 1962 Impala as 'a rare combination of qualities' with 'a new look of richness.'
Our Subject Car
In 1986 the car benefited from a frame off restoration by noted restorer, Brad Ranweiler, and a refreshing in 1990.
Everything is dated coded and was taken back to factory specifications during the restoration. No expense was spared, and it shows to this day.
Over the course of this ownership, the car was presented with approximately 35 show wins, regionally and nationally.
Current owner bought the car in 2002 and has used it only minimally since.
This car is accompanied by what appears to be every parts and service invoice from its restoration along with many featured magazines, club newsletters and a huge photo album outlining the restoration.
A box of collector’s grade automobilia also comes with the car which includes factory owners’ manuals, service & repair books and a 1962 Chevrolet Product Training Package, which can be viewed in the photo set.
Engine & Drivetrain
For ’62, Chevy made the 409 bulletproof and desired amongst enthusiasts and repair customers. Advancements in this model year included a re-engineered block with reinforced webs for the main bearings. The engine retained forged aluminum pistons, but were now tin-plated, and the old solid skirts were replaced with slipper skirts to control clattering.
Heads were now milled to clear the big valves, meaning there were two different pistons in each engine. A new oil pump also increased pressure to 75 PSI from 40.
There was also a new dual-quad option: twin Carter AFBs on the high-riser intake for a rated 409hp at 6,000 RPM and 420-lbs.ft. of torque at 4,200.
Fast? Optioned with a four-speed and 4.11 gears, and right off the showroom floor, you were good for a 14.9-second ET at 98 MPH. A 4.56 Posi was the highest option available, which got you a 6.3-second 0-60 MPH time.
With the dual Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetors, aluminum intake and solid lifters, the 409 produced the magic one horsepower per cubic-inch, while requiring a new crankshaft, larger bearings, shorter connecting rods and forged-aluminum pistons.
Our subject car has all of the top attributes for this model car, with a tidy engine bay that is correctly laid out with only GM factory parts used during its restoration.
Interior & Exterior
The Super Sport Package was expanded upon in 1962 which included eye catching swirls side moldings, red ‘SS’ emblems on the rear fenders, vinyl bucket sets with matching dash, chrome dash inserts, center console with the optional floor-shift four-speed manual gearbox. Paint is consistent over the entire car with only one ding on the trunk and a couple small areas of shrinkage.
Well equipped with a long list of standard features including aluminum front seat end panels, bright metal backed rearview mirror, built-in door safety panel reflectors, rear seat radio grille, and sport-type steering wheel with Impala center emblem.
Other options seen on this car included an electric clock located in the instrument panel, parking brake warning light, glove compartment light, and bright metal valance panels.
Some small imperfections are present in the top left of the drivers seat and some checking on the dash.
Equally capable as it is stylized, the 409 CSI engine pairs so well with the SS trim package.
Lots is visibility all around with narrow A and C pillars, a disappearing B pillar and a large back glass allows you to view your surroundings with easy.
Transmission was very smooth with no synchro issues at time of test drive. The 4-wheel brakes were equally compliant on command.
All lights – turn signals, brake, back-up and headlights – are operational.
Currently sitting on new Dunlap SP40 tires, P215/75 R14 on both front and rears.
Offered Exclusively with Mohr Imports, Inc out of the Monterey Showroom with a clean California title in the owner’s name.
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