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1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible

Estimate

$150,000 - $175,000

Highlights

  • Unrestored with 7,900 original miles
  • One of the lowest mile 1963 Impala Convertibles in the country
  • Original paint, interior and convertible top
  • Sold new at Lex Mayer Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio
  • Same owner since 2000
  • Previously part of the Larry McClure collection
  • Convertible top has not been down in 25 years
  • 409/425 HP V-8 engine
  • Bright air cleaner and valve covers
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Bucket seats and center console
  • 7,000 RPM tachometer
  • AM/FM radio
  • Full size wheel covers
  • BF Goodrich Silvertown Whitewall tires
  • Unrestored with 7,900 original miles
  • One of the lowest mile 1963 Impala Convertibles in the country
  • Original paint, interior and convertible top
  • Sold new at Lex Mayer Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio
  • Same owner since 2000
  • Previously part of the Larry McClure collection
  • Convertible top has not been down in 25 years
  • 409/425 HP V-8 engine
  • Bright air cleaner and valve covers
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Bucket seats and center console
  • 7,000 RPM tachometer
  • AM/FM radio
  • Full size wheel covers
  • BF Goodrich Silvertown Whitewall tires

You are looking at what is certainly one of the lowest-use 1963 Super Sport convertibles in existence: unrestored with only 7,900 original miles since its initial delivery more than 50 years ago. This amazing car still has its original paint, interior and convertible top. Sold new at Lex Mayer Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio, the car was formerly owned by NASCAR racing team owner Larry McClure. McClure founded Morgan-McClure Motorsports with partner Tim Morgan in 1982, and fielded an entry in more than 700 NASCAR races over almost 30 years. Sponsored by Eastman-Kodak, the team’s notable drivers include: Mark Martin, Ernie Irvan, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Hamilton, Mike Wallace and Ward Burton. Collector owned for most of its life, this car has been part of the Kayo Erwin Collection since 2000. This example exhibits a remarkable state of exterior preservation and is equipped with the legendary 409/425 HP V-8 engine. Topped with dual 4-barrel carburetors, bright dual-snorkel air cleaner with the 409 emblem and the distinctive W-shaped valve covers, this street powerplant was also was considered the ultimate release of Chevrolet production engines at this noteworthy displacement. The dual-quad 409 W-block is backed by a 4-speed transmission. As noted, the red interior is also original, and features the chrome-edged bucket seats separated with a center console, a 7,000 RPM factory tachometer, the optional AM/FM radio and “coat-hanger” floor shifter. Outside are the SS trim components, unique-to-1963 grille styling, 409 callouts, the chrome dealership-script emblem, full-size SS wheel covers and BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewall tires. A car that has always been treasured, even the convertible top has not been down in 25 years. The engine, engine compartment, chassis, rear end and suspension were detailed for museum-quality presentation, however the paint, interior and convertible top are factory original. The Beach Boys said it best: “She’s Real Fine, My Dual-Quad, 4-Speed, Positraction 409.”

Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Mecum Auction does not verify, warrant or guarantee this information. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. Mecum is not responsible for information that may be changed or updated prior to the auction. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyers personal inspection of the lot at the auction site prior to the auction.

Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Mecum Auction does not verify, warrant or guarantee this information. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. Mecum is not responsible for information that may be changed or updated prior to the auction. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyers personal inspection of the lot at the auction site prior to the auction.

Sours: https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312651/1963-chevrolet-impala-ss-convertible/

1963 Chevrolet

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2dr HT finished in Bright Red. Riding on rally style wheels and BF Goodrich tires. This TRUE SS Impala has been repainted and has a driver-quality paint to it with a good shine as well. Chrome and brightwork accent this car very nicely and is in good shape while showing normal wear. This is nicely equipped with power steering, power brakes, front disc brakes, drilled and slotted rotors, Edelbrock intake, Holley 4bbl carb, new steering box, new pitman arm, and aluminum radiator. Suspension work has been done to this as well including new ball joints, drag link, and tie rod ends. "875" trim code denotes to a red vinyl bucket seat SS Coupe. Under the hood is a 348 built to a 409 spec engine with new valve springs, new pistons, new rods, new cam, and new lifter. Paired with that V8 is a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. Door cards, carpeting, headliner, seats, and dash all in nice shape. Dash has been left stock with the exception of an aftermarket temp gauge mounted underneath. Great running and driving Impala SS!

Give us a call at 507-386-1726 or email "[email protected]" to inquire about this vehicle.
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•••MN residents are responsible for tax, license and title procurement fees. Out of state buyers will only have a $100 Title Procurement fee, no tax or other fees charged.•••

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Exterior

After the 1963 racing season, Johnson’s `63 Impala SS was disqualified from NASCAR and simply disappeared into obscurity. The Impala SS Mystery Motor was eventually uncovered in a barn and found to be in impeccable condition for its age. Instead of restoring it into pristine condition, its owner wisely chose to keep it in its as-raced condition, something that few think to do.

This 1963 Impala is draped in a coat of all-white paint with all of its original decals, including Johnson’s main sponsors Holly Farms Poultry and Chevrolet, though they pulled funding prior to the `63 season. As we said, this is not a pristine vehicle, as it is listed in “as-raced” condition, which means it also comes with all of the bumps, bruises, and imperfections that are gained during a racing season.

The great thing about NASCAR in the early years was the fact that the cars truly were stock cars. They are not like modern day stock cars where a metal body is crafted to somewhat resemble its factory counterpart. This is the real deal that actually rolled off of Chevy’s production line. It features the Impala’s signature grille and hood emblem, as well as the front bumper.

On the grille, you can actually see where the quad headlights originally were, but were removed and metal inserts put in their place, per NASCAR regulations. The front turn signals and factory chrome front bumper still remain on the car.

The backside of the Impala received the same NASCAR treatment as the front, with the Impala’s signature six taillights removed and covered with metal. Besides the deleted taillights, the chrome rear bumper and Impala emblem still remain intact.

From the looks of things, the body is relatively straight for being an ex-racecar and there is no visible rust. This is the type of car that you buy and store without doing anything else to it. Restoring it would likely lower its worth,so our hats go off to the owners for not doing so.

Interior

The inside of this Impala is very much a racecar from the `60s. You get a single bucket seat from the factory, not a racing seat. You get the standard massive all-black steering wheel and a series of racing gauges, including: tachometer, water temperature, oil pressure, oil temperature, amps, and fuel pressure.

Keeping things safe in a rollover crash is a multi-point roll cage. The rest of the interior is lined in what appears to be stainless steel, with the exception of the factory dashboard. However, where the gauges, climate control, and other dashboard-mounted controls would be are sheets of stainless steel.

Just like the exterior, the interior is 100 percent un-restored and in its original racing condition.

Engine and Drivetrain

Owning any car driven by the legendary Junior Johnson is awesome, but the rest all pale in comparison to this Impala SS. And the reason they do not compare is because of what is under that hood, the “Mystery Motor.” As we stated the Mystery Motor isn’t so much a mystery, as we know it is a limited production Mk II 427 cubic-inch V-8.

This truly is a `tweener engine, as it features the same bore spacing – the distance between the centermost point of on cylinder to the next – as the Mk I 348/409, but has the same 4.31-inch bore and 3.65-inch stroke as the Z11 427 cubic-inch engine found in production 1963 Impalas. On top of all of that, the Mystery Motor features the same two-plane cylinder heads found on the “Porcupine” engines, the Mk IV engine. It really appears as if the MkII was Chevy’s own guinea pig engine.

All of this and a little bit of tuning pumped the 427 cubic-inch V-8 engine to a massive 600 to 650 horsepower, a full 173 to 223 horsepower more than the 427 was rated. This is what many people attributed Johnson’s 1963 success to, but they later found that his was a pretty good driver too. Back in `63 many racers often assumed Junior Johnson would either take 1st place or retire before the end, due to engine failure, as there were very few cars, if any, that could hang with the Impala’s 165 mph top speed.

The engine is about as original as possible, even the shiny valve cover paint is in its original racing condition. There are only two components that were replaced in this engine’s life; those are the alternator due to failure and the carburetor due to theft.

Backing up the Mystery Motor is a four-speed manual transmission. There is little mention of what transmission it is, but we venture to say it is the same transmission that came with the 1963 Impala SS.

Overall, the engine is a thing of beauty. The most impressive feat is 600 to 650 horsepower in a 1963 V-8 without modern day modifications. That is simply amazing and a tribute to what NASCAR once was.

Suspension and Braking

Unfortunately, there is no information given on the suspension and braking systems, but we would assume it to have the standard Impala SS suspension and brakes with some slight modifications.

Price

This car is classified as a “Private Collection” in RK Motors Charlotte’s inventory system, so they do not list a price for it. A high end Impala SS with the 409 and a four-speed fetches about $62,725, but with the rarity and story behind this car, you can expect at least three times that value. We would venture to say that RK Motors Charlotte would part ways with this Impala for roughly $200,000.

Competition

This car was driven by a Hall of Fame NASCAR driver and one of its all-time legends, and it features the storied Mystery Motor. There is no such car that could compete with this one-of-a-kind car.

Conclusion

We absolutely love classic racecars and classic NASCAR stockcars really hold a special spot in our hearts. This was a time when NASCAR was a natural sport without its corporate mumbo jumbo, restrictor plates, and level playing field. It was a sport of who can build the biggest and baddest car within our limitations. This made it a sport of both science and skill, making it extremely intriguing.

This is a legend of that era, despite running only one season, and it is in its original racing condition. What is there not to like about it? Oh yeah, the undisclosed pricing. We assume that RK Motors is leaving off the pricing to see what exactly people are willing to give for it.

If you have an extra $200K lying around, we suggest offering it to the folks over at RK Motors. We bet they will hand over the keys and title to this legendary machine.

  • Love it

    • Un-restored, as-raced condition
    • Top performer of its era
    • Legendary engine and driver
  • Leave it

    • Not 100 percent original (carburetor and alternator)
    • Lacking a price tag is not a good thing
    • No description of its mechanical health
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1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Build Project

Vehicle may be sold by our dealership before the end of auction.

Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).


In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection, we will not only refund your deposit, but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.


Pertaining to non-eBay winners: Anyone who has provided a deposit but whose purchase is still pending, please note that said vehicle will not be held and is subject to being sold at any time until all contingencies are removed and the purchase order is signed.


The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was posted online. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may vary at the time of sale.

Condition Disclaimer

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle’s brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or a previous owner’s diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason, all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied.

Daniel Schmitt & Co. reserves the right to end the auction at any time.

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Impala ss chevrolet 63

Unrestored 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Flexes Original 409 Still Running Strong

The Z03 SS option remained the crème de la crème for Impala fans, this time being offered on the two-door sports coupe and convertible but available with pretty much any engine in the lineup. That is why today, you may come across a 1963 Impala SS powered by a six-cylinder engine but also a model fitted with a big block under the hood.

The 409 (6.7-liter) V8 was offered in three different versions, namely L33 with 340 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, L31 with 400 horsepower at 5,800 rpm, and L80 with 425 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.

The Impalathat we have here is fitted with the L33, with eBay seller 1_wild_66explaining the car is still very original and the big block under the hood runs strong.

As you can easily figure out by simply browsing the photos in the gallery, this ’63 Impala is currently waiting for a restoration. However, if you manage to fix an alleged growling noise in the transmission, you could very well keep driving it as it is. A thorough inspection is recommended before putting the car back on the road, the seller says, so I assume this Impala has been sitting for a while.

Boasting the typical SS tags, this Impala comes with the usual amount of rust that you expect to find on such a gem, so the floors would also require some patching. But again, more information about what needs to be fixed can be obtained by checking it out live.

The matching numbers Impala was listed online last week, and the auction is set to come to an end in nearly four days, so it’ll certainly be interested to see how expensive it gets. The top bid at the time of writing is $15,500.
Sours: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/unrestored-1963-chevrolet-impala-ss-flexes-original-409-still-running-strong-162705.html
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