Introducing one of Chevrolet’s most glamorous cars for 1964 – the Impala SS Convertible. Here’s one in Silver Blue metallic – arguably one of the nicest colors of the period.
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 on the impala. 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 10% of this figure were convertibles.
The 1964 Impala SS Convertible would have cost $3,088. This came with a 230 Turbo-Thrift 6-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission as standard.
If you wanted the 250 horsepower 327 V8 that this car was ordered with, then it would have cost you a further $203.The automatic transmission (Powerglide) was another $200 on top of that figure.