The Chevy Impala is a vehicle we've seen rebuilt in just about every imaginable configuration, ranging from resto-mods packed with modern high-performance parts to intricate custom lowriders made for cruising low and slow. But despite these many eye-catching variations on the platform, the Impala is a vehicle that can still look gorgeous in its original condition or with a few subtle modifications. The 1963 Impala seen here is a wonderful example of what we mean.
This '63 Impala belongs to Jaime Garza, of West Covina, California. Jaime tells us he bought it back in 2005 for just $12,500, and has put a lot of time and money into it since then. The results speak for themselves.
The exterior of Jaime's Impala has undergone a complete original-style restoration, with the smooth sheetmetal coated in a glossy coat of tan metallic paint. The chrome bumpers, grille, trim, emblems, and lights have all been restored to original specs.
Inside the Impala, the bench seats have also been restored with original-style cloth and vinyl upholstery. The carpet, headliner, and door panels match this factory-fresh look.
Jaime's Impala is powered by a newer 350ci small block V8 with 4-bolt mains. This engine has been upgraded with an Edelbrock carburetor, ceramic-coated headers, and a free-flowing dual exhaust.
The Impala rides on a lowered suspension with chrome Cragar SS wheels and narrow white-wall tires. Jaime says he drives it on weekends, and cruises over to the Classic Industries Retail Showroom when he needs spare parts.
If you own a classic Chevy Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne, Caprice, or other Full-Size model, Classic Industries has the parts to restore it to original condition. Or, if you prefer to customize and modify it, we can help with that too. Click the button below to get a free full-color Impala parts catalog.