Featured is a beautiful 1962 Chevy Impala Convertible. The classic Chevrolet  Impala was always one of Chevrolet’s most successful models. The Chevrolet Impala is a truly iconic car of the 1950s and 1960s. The 1958 Chevy, the first Impala. came out with a one year only body shell. The 58 design had a rounded look as opposed to the straight lines of the 1957 models.All of these early Impalas are classics. The 1962 Chevrolet Impala was and is an American classic.

62 impala convertible
1962 Chevy Impala Convertible

The 1962 Impala was of the third generation and this generation still retains high popularity among collectors. The model was both stylish and popular  Adding to it’s popularity was that a buyer could choose among a variety of body styles and engines.

The 1962 Chevy Impala featured a variety of five different models. These included a four door sedan, two door convertible, hardtop coupe. hardtop sedan and a station wagon.

1962 Chevy Impala Styling

The year 1962 was the second one for the new Chevrolet Biscayne, Bel Air and Impala models. These models were designed by Bill Mitchell, who in 1958 had succeeded Harley Earl as vice president of design at GM.

The Chevy Impala changed it’s style each year. Between the years 1961–1964 styling changed to various degrees. Starting in 1962 the Impala’s featured new “C” pillar styling. This was for all Impala models except the four door hardtop. The C Pillar is the third roof pillar and is located between the B and D pillars. The pillars are named alphabetically by order of placement from front to back of the car.

Standard equipment on Chevrolet’s top-tier cars included: aluminum front seat end panels; bright metal backed rear view mirror; extra-long front and rear armrests with fingertip door release handles; built-in door safety panel reflectors; rear seat radio grille (built into Sport Coupe and convertible); and Sport-type steering wheel with Impala center emblem.

1962 Chevy Impala Specifications

Engines available with the 62 Chevy Impala Super Sport included a 235 cubic inch inline six delivering 135 HP. Also a small block 283 cubic inch Turbo-Fire V-8 with 170 HP. Add to that a 327 cubic inch Turbo-Fire V-8 with 250 HP and 300 HP. The top engine was the big block 409 cubic inch V-8 with 380 and 409 HP.

1962 Impala Super Sport transmissions included both a three and four speed manual and a two speed Powerglide automatic.

Brakes were four wheel hydraulic drums with power brakes available.

1962 chevrolet convertible specsDimensions for the 1962 Chevy Impala included a wheelbase of 119.0 inches, an overall length of 209.3 inches, a width of 78.4 inches, and a height of 55.5 inches. Curb weight was about 3,600 lbs. New base car price in 1962 was a bit over $3,000.

The 1962 Chevrolet Impala Series accounted for 700,000 units out of a total 1962 Chevy production of 2,061,677.

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Reference material for this article includes..Reference material for this article included…Chevrolet: The Complete History by the editors of Consumer Guide…100 Years of Chevrolet by Ralph Kramer and Jerry Burton…The Complete History of the Chevrolet Impala by Tony Markovich.

1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Collector Cars

62 chevy impala stylig detailsMost automobiles from the early 1960’s are popular with collectors and especially the Chevy Impala’s of that era. As most know, the Impala was a tremendously popular model for Chevy and was the best selling full size car in America during the 1960’s.

Current asking prices for 1962 Chevrolet Impalas range from about $35,000 to $70,000 plus. Degree of restoration, engine and originality dictate where the price would fall within that range.

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