1964 Impala Convertible: Only a Little Rust

1964 Impala Convertible

Cruising in a late ’50s to mid-’60s American convertible is one of the coolest ways to spend an afternoon. Impalas like this one have quite a following, with clean lines, simple and robust mechanical components and plenty of aftermarket support. This one shows a little rust on the underside but is basically solid with a pretty nice but non-original interior. It runs and drives, and is offered here on craigslist for $10,000 or best offer in New Athens, Illinois. Great find by Robert R! You could take this car in a number of directions—how bad can it be with a small-block Chevy V-8, straight body panels and floors that look pretty solid? I can see it in Laguna Aqua with original hubcaps and narrow whitewalls, but what would you do cosmetically?



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  1. JW454

    I may be out of touch with the current market but I don’t see a 10K car here. I always liked these models but this one is showing bit too much work needed for me.
    I’d also have to go with the Palomar Red with black interior and top.

  2. Chuckc

    I like the style of the 63’s much more. Looks like the restoration attempt was “bass ackwards”. Do the body & mechanical first & then the interior. I also think $10,000 is too much for what you are getting.

  3. Bill Graham

    I had a blue/blue ’64 Impala conv. in High School in 1972. I paid $60.00 for it and towed it home with a rope. It was rust free and the interior was perfect, but it had a big dent in the l/quarter panel, the paint was faded and the back window was cloudy. I put about $600.00 into it with an Earl Scheib paint job and mechanical work. On the way home from school one day, I saw a beautiful 1965 GTO with a 421, dual quads and a 4-speed. It was only $500.00 ($100.00 less than I had in my car). My mother said if I could get $200.00 for my car, we could finance the rest. Great! The only problem was that I couldn’t get $200.00 for my car to save my soul! I hated that car. I drove the family ’68 Impala station wagon instead. I eventually went on to own just about every muscle car worth owning. I just never understood the appeal of that awful one year styling of the 1964 Impala. Terrible car!

  4. David C

    I think 10K is “ALL THE MONEY” for this one. I just don’t care for the 64’s. Everything before and the 65, 66, 67, and 68’s, but the 64 is just boring and bulky looking to me.

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