Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis , Missouri
1962 Chevrolet Impala Golden Anniversary SS Two-door Hardtop
Rare and special Chevrolets 50th Anniversary model
One of only 324 Golden Anniversary Impalas produced in 1962
Two owner Impala with 49,780 miles and believed to be actual by included service records
Owned by a female school teacher in Kaysville Utah who bought the car new
Original Utahlicense plate included that matches with originalowner paperwork
The teacher sold the car to a local collector in 2006 and he kept the Impala for 12 years
Still included with Chevrolet 50th Anniversary genuine key chains
Included with original owners guide and 1962 Chevrolet 50th anniversary catalogs
Convertible Roof styling and debut year for front bucket seats
Date codecorrect rebuilt 327 CID Turbo-Fire V-8 (#T0705S) making 250 horsepower with dual exhausts
Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission
Correct Anniversary Gold Metallic exterior (code 927) and yellow-gold vinyl interior (code 891)
Super Sport package included front bucket seats with center console, passenger assist bar, special wheel covers, side molding inserts
By 1962, the Impala had firmly established itself at the top of Chevrolets full-size sedan line. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this Golden Gazelle, a 1962 Impala Super Sport Two-door Hardtop. Assembled in GMs former factory here in St. Louis, Missouri, this is one of Chevrolets rarely seen 50th Anniversary models. This two owner Golden Impala was purchased new by a female school teacher in Kaysville, Utah and she owned the car until 2006 when she sold it to a local collector of our area. Her matching Utah license plate still comes with the car!
According to John Mahoney, the Vintage Chevrolet Club of Americas technical advisor for early 1960s full-size cars, only 324 Golden Anniversary Impalas were ever assembled. Using the 10 percent rule associated with vehicles of this era, perhaps 30 to 35 of these models still endure. This example still has it's hard to find original and genuineChevrolet 50th Anniversary gold key chains along with other 50th anniversary original marketing material.
Dressed in brilliant and correct Anniversary Gold Metallic (code 927), the cars paint and trim are in overall very good order. The windows are clear and intact while the cars lights, including the signature three-to-a-side taillights are haze-free and look great. This is aSuper Sport package Impala that is included with front bucket seats with center console, passenger assist bar, special wheel covers, side molding inserts.
The cars bodywork is straight, the chrome bumpers are in very good order and fit tightly to the body, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery is in better-than-average shape and this car rolls on belted wide whitewall tires, size 215/75R14 at all four corners. Each tire surrounds a steel wheel topped by a factory SS wheel cover, which are still in very good condition. The tail light lenses are still the originals.
Under the hood is a date code correct 327 CID Turbo-Fire V-8 engine (#T0705S) putting out 250 horsepower and breathing through dual exhausts. Backing up that engine is a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. This car was optioned to be a cruiser more than a racer but except for the Powerglide.
Inside, the yellow-gold vinyl interior (code 891) complements the exterior color. This model foregoes the usual front bench seat in favor of wide buckets with a center storage console between them. These seats, and the rear bench, are in overall excellent condition, as is the tan carpet and light gold headliner with minor wear. While its horn is inoperable, the factory two-spoke Sport steering wheel looks great. The instrument panel with its passenger assist bar and center-mounted glove box is in very good shape. So, too, are the inner door panels. Completing the interior is a pushbutton AM radio.
The 1962 model featured new C pillar styling for all models except the 4-door hardtop. Sport Coupe models now featured the convertible roof styling, shared with other GM Bfull-sizehardtop coupes. This style proved popular. The overhang roof style of the sedans was replaced with a wider C pillar with wraparound rear window. Engine choices for 1962 included a 230 CID Turbo Thrift inline six-cylinder; 283 CID and 327 CID Turbo-Fire V-8s and a 409 CID Turbo Thrust V-8. Impalas again featured premium interior appointments, plusher seats could be done by the dealerships on customer request and more chrome trim outside, including a full-width aluminum-and-chrome panel to house the triple-unit taillight assembly. Super Sport (SS) models featured that panel in a special engine-turned aluminum, which was also used to fill the side moldings, making the SS more distinctive in appearance.
Other two-door hardtops in 1962 that competed against this Chevrolet included Dodges Dart 330, Fords Galaxie 500 Club Victoria, Plymouths Sport Fury Golden Commando and Pon