1964 Chevy Impala SS / Rare Options
This is a '64 Chevy Impala Super Sport in Palomar Red with factory cruise
control, am AM/FM Delco radio, dual rear antennas, and the original
327/300HP V8 backed by the 4-speed tranny.
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1964 twin turbo impala ss "Buttons" roadster initial tuning
This is the 1964 Impala we built some time ago, it has been on BET Spring
Bling (called Buttons) as well as some other programming.
These are the initial tests with the new engine combination AFR headed,
forged 383 with Garret twin turbos. In
the process a B&M 4l60e and a Holley Fuel Injection was added as well.
We limited the horsepower to just over 600,
but it still made almost 800 ft/lbs or torque, at almost 7 psi of Boost.
These were a couple of part throttle roll-ins. The turbos started making Boost at about 1200 rpm. Really made for a fun
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132947 / 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
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Bright Riverside Red is the color most folks imagine when they picture a
'64 Impala in their minds, and this one is every bit as nice as the
fantasy. First-rate bodywork gives it a factory fresh look, and all the
panels are crisp, detailed, and wave-free. Panel gaps are excellent
throughout, and the build quality is evident even in the photos—look how
nicely the hood fits and how well the trim lines up with the headlight
surrounds. The paint is two-stage urethane and the finish is miles deep, a
pure red with a brilliant shine that should last for decades given the
In the early days of the horsepower wars, the
dual-quad 409 was king. There was simply nothing else on the road that
could touch its 425 horsepower, and in the
Impala SS coupe, it was powerful enough to yank buildings off their
foundations. Fresh and exceptionally well detailed, the engine bay in this
car has "show winner" written all over it. From the chrome air cleaner with
twin snorkels, to the Chevy Orange paint that's as good as the paint on my
daily driver, to the unique 409 valve covers, it is sanitary and
brilliantly executed. It starts with a bark, and rumbles like a vintage
NASCAR stocker at idle, which isn't too far from the truth. For a big cubic
inch engine, it loves to rev, and pulls like a freight train in all four
gears. Honestly, until you've driven a dual quad 409, you haven't lived.
The only transmission you want with your 409 is a 4-speed, which feels like
industrial machinery it's so precise and sturdy. The chassis has been
completely refinished, with satin black floors, a solid X-type frame, and
freshly rebuilt components throughout. A new dual Exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and a
ceramic coating stands out against the satin black frame and sounds
awesome. Wheels are the original 14-inch steel wheels wearing full SS wheel
covers and fitted inside a fresh set of BFGoodrich Silvertown whitewall
bias ply tires, as original.
The interior is simply beautiful, dressed in contrasting red and white to
match the exterior. Pure '60s elegance all the way, with a sporty vibe,
that was the Impala SS. The white buckets have obviously been reupholstered
and there are new matching door panels. The red carpets are also new with
the correct weave and nap. An optional tachometer has been installed in its
own pod atop the steering column, which is about the coolest factory gauge
installation you'll find. The steering wheel is beautifully restored with
lovely, delicate details like the chrome rings around the rim and the
slender horn ring. In back, the spatter finish on the trunk floors and
walls is correct, and it is protected by new mats. A matching full-sized
spare and complete jack assembly finish the nicely appointed trunk.
There's no question that these Impalas are surging forward in the market,
and the top of the heap will always be the SS 409. With a hugely expensive,
fresh restoration, this one is ready to show and enjoy and only you'll know
what a bargain you got when you bought it. Lovely to look at and thrilling
to drive, there's nothing else that drives like a 409, and even the
handsome Impala sheet metal can't hide its performance car DNA. Compare
this one to some lesser examples, and you'll see that this is a whole heck
of a lot of car for not a lot of money. Call today!