42-Year Barn Find! 1964 Chevrolet Impala

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The 1964 Chevrolet Impala was a one-year-only body style, although it was very similar to the styling of the previous year. The ’64 is very desirable among car collectors with the SS and 409 versions being the pinnacle. This one was supposedly last registered in 1976 and was purchased by the current owner about two years ago. It can be found for sale here on eBay with a requested starting bid of $2,750. The car is located in Munfordville, Kentucky and is ready for a second lease on life.

There are only a few photos in the ad, but the car doesn’t look too bad overall. There is a bunch of rust on the rear quarter, but you can only see the driver’s side in the photos. The interior is red and looks to be in decent shape, although it appears to have had some rodent activity. The rear seat is almost pristine.

The engine is a 327 cubic inch with an automatic transmission. The seller states he hasn’t tried to start the car nor has he tried to turn it over. Unfortunately, there are no close-up photos of the engine bay in the ad.

This is the money shot on this car. Decades of dust that is nearly impossible to fake. The grille of the ’64 is so iconic, too bad there isn’t a detailed photo of the front end. With the limited photos in the ad, would you take a gamble on this one?

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  1. Had Two

    1964 was a great year for Chevrolet’s. These ’64 Impalas were very popular in the day and have been so ever since. Please, someone with the garage space, give this car a good home.

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  2. Del

    Are those not 283 flags ?

    327 had number read outs did they not ?

    This is a parts car.

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    • Robert Rossi

      A plain V with the red/white/blue inside the V was for a 283. The same V with the added flags was for the 327 in either 250 or 300 hp. The 409 had the numerals above the flagged insignia. Six cylinder had none.

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    • 86 Vette Convertible

      Far as I can remember, you are correct on the 283 vs 327 fender emblems. I will admit I knew a few that changed them to either intimidate others or sucker someone into a street race. IIRC the holes on both were the same.

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    • local_sheriff

      Those are the 327 flags, as the 283 only had the ‘vee’. As far as number read outs all 409 cars (?) seem to have them, but not all SB equipped. Maybe different practice at various plants? My 327 64 SS built at St Louis did not.
      As for this being only a parts car I may disagree – boy is that rear quarter rotten, makes me wonder what kinda barn it’s been in since 76. However – apart from trifives – these Chevies are probably the easiest to get repops for, so as long as the frame and inner body structure is intact it’ll have a new life !

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  3. Bob C.

    My dad had a turquoise Impala like this with the antenna in back and the radio speaker in back of the rear seat. Truly an unforgettable car.

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  4. Had Two

    Indeed, dual speakers on the AM radio, were considered high tech in the day!
    Install a “reverb”, to delay the signal to the rear speaker…now that was way hi-tech!

    Like 6
  5. ChebbyMember

    Come on dude, you rolled it out of the dirt but did not wash/vac/air up the tires for some photos?

    Like 5
  6. mlm

    I hope this goes to a nice home.Love a ’64 because I’ve had three of them and two were SS.

    Like 2
  7. James Shenay

    Crappy….parts car at best… unless you’re Chip??

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  8. Camaro Joe

    My Dad sold my Jeep when I went to college and the first snow flew in the winter of 1971. When I got home from college in the spring of 1972 he used the proceeds from the Jeep to buy me a 62 Chevy Impala 2 door hardtop, 32,000 miles, that the original owner traded in to the Chrysler dealer he worked for.

    He brought it home and I looked at it, crossed flags on the fenders, but no engine designation. He looked really happy, but didn’t tell my anything. At 19
    I thought it had to be a 283 because my friend’s 65 Chevelle had crossed flags and 327 emblems..

    I put up the hood and saw the “327 Turbo Fire” decals on the valve covers and had to go in the house and relieve myself. It’s still here, sitting in the barn with a cover over it, waiting for spring.

    With the 327 and 3.07 Posi rear end it has cruised at well over 100 MPH, my parents drove it to visit me at school and made it from Meadville PA to Kingston ON in less than 5 hours. That’s Cannon Ball Run Stuff.

    My buddy Rick is killing me with pictures from the car shows in Australia, it’s Spring there and winter here.

    Like 11
  9. Had Two

    Wow. Great story. Thanks for sharing!

    Like 1
  10. Evan

    I wish I was a little bit taller.

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  11. Chinga-Trailer

    Low rider material. Get it to Espanola, NM or San Fernando, or East L.A.

    Like 1
  12. Chuck

    This is not cleaned up…Yet, there is always those who kvetch that the poster didn’t really show the ‘Barn Find’ picture.
    This is truly a barn find.

    Like 1

    My uncle has a 64 SS. Sitting in a barn that his dad bought new. Numbers matching car. With decades of dust on it. I’ve asked him many times over the years if he would sell to me , and he always says no. I still ask him every year at Christmas dinner. I haven’t given up asking for over 20 years now.

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  14. Tempo Ray

    Love the 1958-64 Chevrolet Impala line-up. When I got out of the military in the mid ’80’s, I was sitting in the waiting room of the doctor’s office milling through the classifieds when one of the ad.’s caught my interest. It was Spring then and this would highlight re-entry into civilian life. When I met with the seller he mentioned that an over whelming surge of interest responded to the same ad. However, as he spoke to potential buyers, he realized their intent for the car was not what he wanted to hear. The next custodian of this car needed to be the right fit. This is where I came in. My passion for classic cars resonated volumes with him and so the necessary documents were commenced. The car I’m talking about is my 1963 Chevrolet SS Impala convertible. Factory Cordovan brown/ beige rag top, saddle interior, 327 turbo-fire (Rochester 4GC quadrajet carburetor, 2spd. power glide (slip-and-slide) transmission, dual exhaust, 14″ (steel wheels) w/ SS spinner hubcaps. Recently, I updated to front wheel disc brakes with power boost for a more modern day stopping capability. In addition, added front and rear sway bars for better handling in the curves. What a driving pleasure and plenty of hp to boot. After 30+ years of custodianship, I contacted the seller to give him an updated report. It goes without saying that he was very elated. These Chevrolet’s have that iconic styling that cause onlookers to smile in memory…

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  15. Steve-0

    Well. I see every one seems to about original, let’s face it. It’s in a shed somewhere and it’s a 64. Over 50 yrs ago. If it can be fixed and saved. Do it. I have a 65 and its a sweet car. But not original. Wrong color. Wrong transmission, wrong engine. But turns heads just the same. Just save an old car.

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  16. Pete Phillips

    I disagree that the ’64 Impala is a one-year-only body style as the reviewer says. 1963 and 1964 are almost identical except for grille, rear tail lights, and a few other very minor trim changes.

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  17. stillrunners

    Iiiiiiidentical ! ….and most say….if your going to flip a car get more pictures and clean as you can….better chance for the money.

    Like 0

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