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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Hides Something Original Under the Hood, Low Mileage

The engine lineup available for the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS was pretty much the same as the one previously offered on the late 1963 model. The standard choice remained a 230 Turbo-Thrift in-line six developing just 140 horsepower.
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But the GM brand also provided more potent units, including a 327 with 250 and 300 hp, a 283 V8 rated at 195 hp, and a 409 V8 with three different power outputs, namely 340, 400, and 425 hp.

The 283 V8 is the one powering this mysterious 1964 Impala SS that we have here, with the car said to come with the original engine and transmission under the hood.

The Craigslist seller doesn’t provide too many photos with their Impala, but they do explain the original powertrain comes with super-low mileage, as the odometer indicates just 30,266 miles (48,708 km). They say they’re all original, and given that we’re not told if the car was restored or not, we have to assume it wasn’t, so there’s a good chance the engine wasn’t rebuilt either.

Everything is said to come in great condition, which of course can’t be inspected closer from the computer screen because the ad only includes three photos of the car. But the interior is described as “excellent,” while all chrome, trim, and bumpers are said to be in new condition.

The Impala SS sold like hotcakes in 1964, with shipments increasing from around 150,000 units the year before to approximately 185,000 cars. This model is said to be a survivor of those times. If the listing is real and accurate, it’s likely a car that’s been stored in a heated garage or was previously part of a collection.

On the other hand, the price suggests otherwise, as the seller expects to get just $24,200 for it. As always, you should thoroughly inspect the car in person before the purchase to make sure all the information provided by the seller is fully accurate. That's especially because, at first glance, it all sounds too good to be true.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.


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