Introducing one of Chevrolet’s most glamorous cars for 1964 – the Impala SS. This Ember Red beauty also enjoys the legendary 409 cubic inch V8 that some might say is the perfect partnership.
1964 was a very busy year for Chevy producing a lot of full-size cars. They produced 1.6 million Biscaynes, Bel Airs and Impalas!
The rear panel of the ’64 models was redesigned but still retained the distinctive three tail lights per side that was only found on impalas.
Other distinctive Impala features included the color-accented bodyside moldings together with impala lettering and emblem on the rear fender.
Now the Super Sport models were part of their own series, the regular Impala was now the second most expensive series in the Chevrolet line-up.
Your money bought you extra-thick foam cushion seats with leather-grain vinyl (and cloth in the coupe) coverings, extra-long armrests, an electric clock, bright aluminum front seat end panels, Impala center emblem on the steering wheel and a few other interior refinements.
There were 185,325 Impala SS models produced. However, Chevy didn’t record the numbers per body style so there is no split between the coupe and convertible. A best guess would be around 90% of this figure were Sport Coupes.
The 1964 Impala SS Sport Coupe would have cost $2,839. This came with a 230 Turbo-Thrift 6-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission as standard.
If you wanted a V8 then an additional $108 would get you a 195 horsepower 283 cubic inch Turbo-Fire and $199 for a Powerglide automatic transmission.
However, if you wanted the biggest engine that Chevrolet had on offer – the mighty 409 cubic inch big block then you had three different horsepower options available to you. You got 340 hp for $350, 400 hp for $429 and the mighty 425 hp version with dual quads that this car is equipped with. Add to that another $327 for a 4-speed manual transmission.
This 1964 Chevy Impala 409 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)