London

31 October 2012

Collection of Wim Zegwaard

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Lot 111

1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

  • Chassis no. 21867F240185

Sold for £20,160


327 cu. in. V-8 engine, Powerglide automatic transmission with column shift, independent coil spring front suspension and live rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119 in.



• Legendary 327 small block

• Desirable dual radio antennas

• Offered from the Zegwaard Collection



In the late-1950s and early-1960s, Chevrolet ruled the full-size car market in the United States, which made the top-of-the line Impala the queen. The trim level of the fresh-looking Impala was far higher than that of the Biscayne and Bel Air, and if a convertible was desired, the Impala was the only one of the big Chevrolets to afford open air motoring. What’s more, six people could enjoy the experience without feeling crowded.



A straight-six was offered, but the base V-8 engine remained with the trusty 283, with a pair of 409 CID engines and several 327 options also available. Transmissions included manual three- and four-speeds, as well as the two-speed Powerglide automatic. Floor or column shift was available. Options were numerous, though even the most minimally-equipped example was usually fitted out with a cigarette lighter and radio.



Gleaming in the hue of Roman Red, this fine looking Impala features a like-new red and white vinyl interior with red loop carpeting, a white convertible hood, and a red convertible top cover. The signal for the AM band radio is pulled from the sky by way of two rear wing-mounted antennas. This striking open Impala rolls on the correct steel wheels, with full-wheel covers featuring three-eared spinners, and is accented by excellent whitewall Michelin tyres.



The Chevy’s sturdy V-8 engine starts and runs well and sounds great through the dual exhaust system. On the road, the big Impala moves out nicely and turns and stops as well as it looks. An older restoration, it remains in excellent condition and has no apparent needs.

Addendum

Please note that the photos for Lot 111 and Lot 117 have been accidentally switched. The correct photos of this 1962 Chevrolet Impala can be found under Lot 117.

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