This 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Coupe in Azure Aqua Metallic (code 918) is arguably one of the most desirable colors on a full-size Chevy of this era. Added to that, this car is an SS and it's equipped with a 409 cubic inch V8 from the factory.
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 machined 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 in ivory (trim code 845) with bucket seats in the front separated with a bright-trimmed center console. There were also swirl pattern, machined instrument panel inserts unique to the SS.
You can see the factory fitted 6000 RPM tacho mounted in the center of the instrument panel.
Power comes from the original 409 cubic inch Turbo-Jet V8 engine with four-barrel carburetor producing 340 horsepower. This is paired with a desirable Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. The combination was a $587 option and was more expensive than opting for an automatic.
Other options on this car include AM radio ($59), power steering ($86) and power brakes ($43).
Chevrolet built 185,325 Impala Super Sport models for the 1964 model year. This figure contains a mix of the 2-door hardtop and convertible. A realistic estimate is about 90% of those cars were the hardtop which had a base price of $2,839.
This '64 Impala SS is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)