This 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe in Desert Beige was purchased from Clippenger Chevrolet in Covina, California back in 1964. It's been in the hands of one family since then!
No longer simply a package, the Super Sport was a series in its own right and only available in the 2-door styles, the Impala SS was Chevrolet's high end model and distinguished with SS identification trim inside and out. Except for the Corvette, it was the most expensive Chevy available in '64.
Only available in 2-door styles, the Impala SS was Chevrolet's high end model and distinguished with SS identification trim inside and out.
Unique to the SS was the use of an upper body side panel with silver anodized insert with a swirl pattern. The rear cove also used these silver anodized inserts to highlight the outline. Special wheel covers were also provided.
Inside is full leather-grained vinyl upholstery with bucket seats in the front separated with a bright-trimmed center console. There were also swirl pattern instrument panel inserts unique to the SS.
Power comes from a 327 cubic inch Turbo-Fire V8 engine (L74) with four-barrel carburetor producing 300 horsepower. This was paired with a Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission which was a $199 option. This Impala actually now has a 700R4 four speed automatic transmission fitted but the owner has sensibly kept the original Powerglide.
As you can see it all looks very tidy under the hood.
Other options on this car include power steering ($86), power brakes ($43) and Air conditioning ($364).
Chevrolet built 185,325 Impala Super Sport models for the 1964 model year. This fugure contains a mix of the 2-door hardtop and convertible. A realistic estimate is about 90% of those cars were the hardtop.
This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)