1962 Impala 409 #’S matching 409HP 4 speed. A solid rust free Phoenix Arizona car all its life until it moved a few hours south to Tucson Az about 2 years ago. This Impala retains all of its original body panels and was accident free with original paint still on the car before its comprehensive restoration started in 2005.
The car was stripped to bare metal and put on a rotisserie for repaint to show quality standard in its original color of Honduras Maroon. Extra care was taken to clean the car before stripping to uncover factory stencil and paint markings so that they could be replicated after paint. All gaps are extremely good and body panels are straight, paint is fully sanded and buffed. The undercarriage has the correct oxide sealer finish and the trunk is spatter painted as original.
The interior was restored in the cars correct Fawn color with factory correct materials throughout. All gauges were rebuilt or replaced and all function properly. The factory original Sun Tach is mounted on the column. The AM radio works as do the wipers, blinkers, etc. This is a very well sorted car.
The original 409 engine was fully balanced and rebuilt with forged TRW 11.1 pistons and upgraded stainless valves. In 2017 the next owner after restoration upgraded the cam to a Comp Cams 48-000-5 and added roller rockers, HD springs, and titanium locks and retainers to strengthen the top end. Bob Ream rebuilt the Date code correct original Carburetors in 2018. This car runs Flawlessly, starts right up cold and idles immediately dropping RPM’s as it comes off the choke just like it did when new. Sounds tame through the factory NOS exhaust system with mufflers and resonators but don’t be fooled this 409 burns rubber all through first when floored and rips right up to 6000 RPM QUICK! The factory Correct Borg Warner aluminum T-10 4 speed was rebuilt and shifts perfectly. Out back the original 3.08 Posi Traction rear differential was rebuilt as well. The car has correct NOS spiral shocks that are dated for the car but the fronts have been replaced with Bilsteins for ride improvement. Original NOS front shocks accompany the car as does the Original Cam, rocker arms, etc. The pictures show Additional parts included as well as Date code and part # list of all major mechanical parts on this car.
You would be hard Pressed to find a nicer example at any price. In 2011 the car was awarded at the VCCA national event in Flint Michigan. No awards accompany the car as they were retained by the restorer. The car comes with a stack of receipts, restoration photos, assembly manual, its original keys, and other documents. Truly amazing 409 that really drives as good as it looks.