I purchased an alleged super sport 1964 Impala. However, its a super sport in the inside and screams Impala on the outside. Is that possible?


Asked by GuruVKBCZ Sep 02, 2018 at 09:11 AM about the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Hardtop Sport Coupe RWD

Question type: General

Sold as super sport 1964 Impala. But, there are no holes for super sport
moldings. The vehicle has Impala molding on the outside. The vehicle has
center drive shift, bucket seats, and SS on the door panels.

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Beautiful ride! It is 54 years old and clearly has been restored. A lot of things can change over the vehicle's life. Have you decoded the VIN?

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Thank you. I checked the vin. It’s reported as a 1964 Impala. The first three numbers are 418. If it was 414 it would be a 64 Super Sport. There are no welding modifications from underneath. I’m confused. I was told that in the 60’s that the owener could order a vehicle anyway he/she would like.


The vin is reported as an Impala. It has a 327 engine and Super sport everything else in the inside.


Yep; you got an Impala. VINs don't lie. On the plus side, if you're interested in looks only, in "64 there wasn't any difference between the Impala and the Impala SS other than the SS decorations: both offered the same heavy duty suspension to carry the 409 rat motor. But all engines were available in both. Looks like it might be a nice "driver." You could continue with the SS trim changes, or just leave it alone.

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Thank you, actually I found out the vehicle was made as an Impala Super Sport (see attached) My vin # first five numbers are 41847. According to this sheet , the car is a 64 Impala =18. Super Spirt came in models (47) which was an option for the 18 Impala. The Super Sport was just that a a super Spirt vin 14- 47 mines is an 18-47 according to my vin# information received from Classic Car Industries.

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According to this information. The 47 is a model number. The Impala had options of what model could be chosen. If the owner liked the Impala exterior and the Super Sport interior. They had the option to purchase it. Super confusion to me. It’s only a molding change. I choose to leave as is. Thank you all for your comments. In all it’s a beautiful vehicle.


Responding to your email: We had a Chevy dealership in the family and I can tell you for sure that there was no option for ordering any split in the Impala or SS options: you could order an SS package and it was all SS. No one knows what individual dealerships might do for a customer, however. A dealer might have taken am impala and added SS decorations to the interior at their shop, but this could not have come from GM. Hope this helps.

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Responding to your next email: For VIN 41847 - 4 is 1964, 18 is Impala V8, 47 is a 2 door sport coupe. All these are represented in your exterior photo. If it was a Super Sport V8, the 18 would be a 14. There were no crossovers on any Chevrolet order sheet.

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Please review attachment. It speaks for it self. It explains a lot for me and I’m satisfied with that answer. Thanks again. Have a great day.


Responding to your next email: For VIN 41847 - 4 is 1964, 18 is Impala V8, 47 is a 2 door sport coupe. All these are represented in your photo. If it was a Super Sport V8, the 18 would be a 14. There were no crossovers on any Chevrolet order sheet. BTW: if this was a SS interior, why does the dashboard trim say Impala and not SS?

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I felt the same way you felt. I read the same thing you read. However this car has no modifications under the undercarriage that would explain converting it from an Impala to an SS. It’s still. Chevy Umpala. I’m okay with it. Found the answer I was looking for. It’s a beautiful car and runs great. Thank you


1st - There isn't any difference between the 2 models under the car; only difference is in model trim/badging. It's an Impala or an SS. 2nd - you're reading the attached sheet incorrectly. Under the 8 cyl. column, 18 refers to Impala; 14 refers to SS. Under the Model column, 47 refers to the Sport Coupe; the page you have doesn't show what the Model numbers mean. Just go to the next page or another website. BTW: You might consider removing the 4 or 5 SS emblems from the interior; then you'd have a verified pure "64 Impala that would appraise for a higher value. NICE!

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