327 Ss Uncut 62,000 Original Miles Gold Matching #s Rare Power Bench Option on 2040-cars
Paso Robles, California, United States
This is an Autumn Gold 1962 Chevy Impala with the V8 327 SS option with Powerglide transmission. The car was made at the Los Angeles, CA plant in 1961 and was purchased in Salinas, CA and lived in Watsonville,CA for over 40 years. Which means had very low exposure to moisture and was less prone to getting rust. The original owner passed away and her nephew (his aunt) had the vehicle rebuilt in 2005 from the ground up. I am only the 3rd owner. It has been my weekend cruiser for 7 years and gets lots of looks and thumbs up. All original parts that were viable were used. A few chrome pieces (gas tank) and glass were replaced. Also some engine components were improved upon. Car was professionally painted and fully rebuilt by 2008.
The number one question I get about this car is "Why does this car have a bench seat with SS Package it should have bucket seats?" The answer is that 1962 was the first year they offered the SS Package, they offered to the late 1961 models but less that 500 were made. The Power Bench seat was still an option and since she had a family of 6 she needed the bench seat. I have listed all the cowl/body tag numbers and have shown them in scans. Also has a rare option: Autronic Eye Automatic Headlight Dimmer. It is connected to dash but was never hooked back up. The engine is Original and has been rebuilt twice. I had it rebuilt again this year with a mild Cam (cam shaft MC-1988). Also I just repaired the Radiator.
Here are the numbers and decoding of tags:
VIN 21847L101587: 1962 Impala 8 cylinder 2 door sport coupe built in Los Angeles, CA. Production # 1587. 1960 thru 1964 VIN contains 12 characters.
1962 Chevrolet VIN Decoding:
First Symbol - Year. 2 = 1962
Second & Third Symbol - Series 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant (L) Los Angeles, California
Last 6 numbers were production numbers
Style 62-1847: 62- 1962
18 Impala Series 1800 - V-8
**47 Body style: 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe – 5 Passenger Original Sticker price: $2,776 weight: 3,450 lbs
BODY VN 510: "BODY" field to determine the assembly plant where the car was manufactured and the sequential serial number the car was given at the factory. VN is Los Angeles, CA serial # 510
Trim 866 interior is: Fawn. Material type is: Cloth & Vinyl (Impala) Seat type: Bench
Paint 920 Autumn Gold
ACC 28 Is specific to the L.A. Factory so there is no way to verify. Only custom ACC was the Power bench seat. I have looked on the internet for years.
The Chevy Impala had a base price around $2,776 in 1962. The 'Super Sport' or 'SS' package added another $53.80, which included the exterior badging , simulated machine-turned trim inserts, spinner-style wheel covers, and interior grab handle. For an extra $102.25, the buyer would receive matching vinyl front bucket seats finished in the color of their choosing and locking center counsel.
This 1962 was made to have 5 Passenger seating **62-1847 (Bucket seats), but original owner wanted a power bench seat as indicated in Trim 866.
The Engine has just been fully rebuilt this year. Had to rebuild it because the previous rebuild had bad seals so over time built up condensation so it was starting to knock. Paint is in great shape-has a few rock nicks but has no deep scratches, chipping or other such defects. The car has always had a cover on it and been in the garage. Body has no dents and is very straight with no Bondo. Originally had a few light door dents that were taken out in rebuild. The Powerglide Transmission runs well with the only issue being a leaking gasket. Radiator was just repaired. I have electric doors on it but just started not working after I had engine rebuilt.
The Car is very close to being a show winning vehicle. Items that I would improve on to make it show quality: some chrome shows wear (scratches, few light dents), Chrome on front bumper needs to be dipped one more time- has chipping on passengers side corner & has some paint overspray. Needs both door moldings. Paint has a few rock nicks. Power seat motor needs to be repaired or replaced. Never fixed it because fit me fine. Horn needs to be hooked back up. Tranny gasket has a leak. Missing a few screws, door panel pins, emblem clips, that have come loose or lost. Original radio doesn't work and newer one could use an upgrade.
I will also include a full set of original anodized aluminum tail light caps with brand new tail lights. I bought them but never installed them.
If you want a collector car that needs very little or just a daily cruiser this is the car for you. Buyer makes a $500 deposit within 24 hrs of purchasing the vehicle. I am located in Paso Robles, CA and I reserve the right to sell locally. If car sells locally I will end the listing immediately. On the off chance someone purchases it online at same time as a local Buyer purchases it, the local will get the vehicle. If you have any question please call me or text me at (805)286-6629. My name is Adam
Please no trade offers or offers to help me sell my vehicle. I am not desperate to sell the vehicle and only have to sell to make room for another car and don't want to keep the car outside. I have already been offered close to opening bid so please no low ball offers.
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