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1962 Impala SS - 327ci Daily-Driver

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We appreciate all styles of automotive restoration, from high-tech restomod builds to original-style restoration projects. But when it comes to the latter category, we're especially fond of cars that stay true to their original styling and are also daily-driven. Rolling down the highway looking just like they did brand-new, these vehicles are like time capsules on four wheels, and they take us back to a wonderful time in automotive history.

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This 1962 Impala SS recently pulled in to our Retail Showroom parking lot, and the second we saw it we knew we had to take a closer look. It belongs to William Malik, of Orange, California. William's Impala was restored inside and out in 1985, including a coat of deep black lacquer paint that still looks fresh and glossy.

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The '62 Impala's interior features new red carpet, red vinyl bucket seats, an original-style wheel, and reproduction chrome accessories throughout. The four-speed floor shifter and column-mounted period-correct aftermarket Super Tach indicate the car's high-performance purpose.

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Under the hood, there's a Turbo-Fire 327ci V8 that continues the car's factory-style restoration. It's paired with a Borg Warner T10 manual transmission. Accessories such as the original-style air cleaner, red valve covers, and decals maintain the factory-fresh appearance.

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The Impala's exterior was finished off with new chrome bumpers, emblems, and trim. It rides on Kelly whitewall tires with chrome wheel covers and SS wheel cover spinners.

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When asked if this car is his daily driver, William emphatically responded "yes!" This 1962 Impala SS sees frequent use and turns heads everywhere it goes.

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If you own an Impala, Caprice, Biscayne, Bel Air, or other Full-Size Chevrolet model, Classic Industries is the place to go for all the parts and accessories you need. Click the button below to get a free copy of our full-color Impala restoration parts catalog.

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