Arizona | Lot 214
1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
$50,400 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
19 January 2018
- Desirable Super Sport option package
- Roman Red with matching red interior and contrasting white convertible top
- Nicely detailed and road-ready
The ’62 Chevrolets wore handsome styling with all-new sheet metal. Triple taillights told everyone this is an Impala. Chevrolet wanted to be sure people knew you were driving the top-of-the line, as lesser Chevys made do with dual taillights. The Impala name appeared for the first time in 1958 as a deluxe trim and appearance package on the Bel Air Hardtop and convertible. Proving so popular, it became a separate, top-of-the-line series in 1959.
The SS or Super Sport option was available for the first time in 1961, and in 1962 it became a separate sub-series in the Impala lineup, offering both coupe and convertible models. In 1961, fewer than 500 Impalas received the Super Sport treatment. By the end of 1962, nearly 100,000 Impala buyers wanted SS initials on their new cars. The SS models included special SS badging and wheel covers, side molding insert, engine-turned rear cove molding, passenger assist bar, and bucket seats with console – for just $53.80 extra. No wonder so many chose the SS option! Chevrolet built 75,719 Impala convertibles, and they remain equally as popular today as when new.
Equipped with the optional 327-cu. in. Turbo Fire V-8 and Powerglide automatic transmission, this lovely example is finished in Roman Red with a matching red vinyl interior and contrasting white convertible top. Power steering and brakes, dual rear antennas with AM radio, electric clock, and period-correct white sidewall tires complete the package.
While in the consignor’s possession, this Impala has been kept in a climate-controlled facility and regularly serviced. It is nicely detailed and finished in great colors and will be the perfect car for cruise night, Chevy shows, or just that occasional top-down summer drive to the ice cream shop.