Lot 144 - 1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
|Registration||PTU 273 B|
|Odometer reading||50,000 km|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
Finished in black with a black interior, this beautiful Impala is not only a great cruiser but also offers substantial power; it has been completely reworked and restored including four wheel power disk-brakes, power steering and a set of chrome American Racing, Torque thrust alloy wheels. This example wants for nothing even offering ice-cold air-conditioning and a brand new electric hood, part of a rare combination of factory extras. The interior is period correct and has not been modified; this is the type of classic car you can drive every day. We are told "it will win car shows" by some of its previous owners.
The body lines are straight and the paint is to an extremely high standard with no swirls or pitting. The chrome is in excellent shape throughout and the lamp bezels look new along with the front and rear trim pieces. This Impala is offered with the signature triple tail lights with no wear or cracking to be seen and it has the correct side trim. The interior is described as extremely good and, we are informed, everything works well including the new power hood operating as it should. This example even has a nice retro stereo and speaker box hidden neatly in the boot; it uses the original rear centre section as the sound exit point. Powered by a 350ci factory ZZ4 crate engine mated to a 700r4 gearbox with overdrive, you could drive this car to California the way it is with 330+ bhp and 400 ft./pds of torque helping this beautiful American cruiser reach motorway speeds quickly. The power steering makes driving this Impala effortless and the four wheel power disk brakes allow you to confidently deal with all modern traffic conditions. With new front and rear bushes and shock absorbers, this Chevrolet is better than when it rolled off the factory line in 1964.
This is one of the coolest convertibles money can buy with a luxury options list and even a built-in bluetooth system to make phone calls in safety and comfort; we challenge you to find an Impala in better conditions.
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