Drop Top Fun: 1963 Impala SS Convertible

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible

I’ll be honest, I’m a fan of rowing my own gears, especially in my performance oriented cars. While automatics serve a purpose and are less likely to miss a shift, I find I feel more connected with the car when I have a third pedal and a shifter. You don’t often see a big American convertible with a manual transmission, that probably has something to do with people wanting to just relax and enjoy the breeze. The combination of a 4 speed, convertible top and SS package make this Impala quite special! Find it here on eBay in Camarillo, California with bidding already over $17,000. Thanks goes to Charles H. for the tip!

1963 Impala SS Convertible Engine

This Impala has been in storage since 1974 and while it has some rust issues, it actually looks solid. The seller had plans to install a 409, but other projects got in the way. It currently has a small block and the seller doesn’t mention if it’s the original or not. It looks like the original engine and I would guess it’s a 283 to me.

1963 Impala SS Convertible Interior

You can see it needs a ton of work, but what a fun ride this could be! I would love to put the top down and find some curvy roads to put those gears to good use. How about you?

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Comments

  1. Leon Mongue

    It is just begging for a 409.

  2. Steve

    Impala SS got the 327 in 63. Looks original from the tins. I never have figured out why people swpped later model sbc’s into older cars but didnt use the original short water pump and related bracketry and pulleys. Laziness I suppose.

  3. Paul

    The 62 thru 64 impala super sports could be ordered with 6 cylinders, 283, 327, or 409 cubic inch engines. This one has the 327 flags on the front fender, of course that can be decieving.

  4. Jim Marshall

    I restored Fords equivalent model 25 years ago. It was a fun car.

  5. Mike

    I have always wanted one of these. My parents took delivery of one in December of 62, and then took delivery of me in Jan of 63. I would love to get this one, but the distance to go look at is out of the question, I would suggest to my Wife we take a trip out kind of a small vacation, but I did that for a truck in Georgia once, and hauled it back, she was not happy, she thought we were going to the Gulf Coast, but never really made it, especially after I found the Truck I was going after, and worked 2 days of our vacation, to get it out of the old garage it was setting in, then hauled it back. Oh Well maybe some other day.

  6. dalesdeadbug

    i happen to have a 63 ss 283 4 speed convertible in my barn. My father bought it from the original owner in ’74 then gave it to me while i was in college. It is a very fun car but i have neglected it as of late just letting it sit idle.

  7. Angel

    How do I buy it?

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