Impala SS was already a superstar, but this achievement was great marketing for Chevrolet’s performance-oriented model.
On the other hand, the rest of the lineup brought little changes in terms of engines. The base unit was a 230 six-cylinder engine with just 140 horsepower, and while buyers weren’t exactly interested in this lazy option, the straight-six served its purpose beautifully.
It was an economical alternative to the more powerful V8s, allowing Impala owners to go to the supermarket without spending too much on gas.
Unsurprisingly, the six-cylinder isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so an Impala fitted with a 230 isn’t the most compelling 1963 model.
Unfortunately, the car comes with almost no information, so it’s as mysterious as possible. I’ll have to do the detection work this time, but I’m pretty sure an Impala connoisseur would also decrypt most of the stuff about it.
The Impala has already received some work, as the metal and the paint look good. I’m not sure it’s been fully restored, but the interior exhibits excellent condition too. I would expect everything to be in working condition, but potential buyers should still inspect the car in person for more mechanical specifics.
It’s hard to tell from the photos if the engine is working, but the photos shared by eBay seller fomsir_92 show the car in different places, so it’s safe to assume the six-cylinder still starts and runs. Furthermore, the rust is unlikely to be a concern this time, possibly as the car has been serving as an occasional driver for quite some time, likely sleeping in a garage.
You must go to Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to see the car in person. You likely won’t need a trailer, as the car can go to its new home on its wheels.