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Username Post: 62 impala 50th anniversary ss        (Topic#286591)
paul herman 
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09-04-12 04:05 PM - Post#2266575    

Just curious how many ss golds were made in 62 I have owned one for the last 26 years and have not seen another in that time. Thanks for any info

 
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09-04-12 04:43 PM - Post#2266589    
    In response to paul herman

I have one. It is black now though. I have seen one other in person and a dozen or so for sale on Ebay in the last five years. The 63 ones are rare. 62 not so much.
62 Impala SS 383 Small Block, Tremec TKO 600, 3.70 gears. Black.

2011 Corvette Grand Sport dry sump 6 speed 436 H.P 2LT. Black.

1965 C-10 SWB BBW Fleetside Black.

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Carl1962 
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09-04-12 11:07 PM - Post#2266688    
    In response to Kdurgin

I have one too. They're not as rare as I'd like them to be, as I've also seen a few for sale on Ebay, but the Anniversary Gold SS Impala is probably a bit rarer than the plain Impala in Anniversary Gold.

Post some photos of yours, including cowl tag, we all love photos.
Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

http://s465.photobucket.com/albums/rr18/1956Carlo s...


 
paul herman 
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09-05-12 03:15 AM - Post#2266696    
    In response to Carl1962

Hi Carl Paul here from Wisconsin your car looks great my understanding was gold was a one car per dealership and was their showroom car I also read in hemmings only around 325-350 in this color cosiidering over 99000 super sports made that year I would think that would be rather rare have a great day! Later

 
Kdurgin 
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09-05-12 03:36 AM - Post#2266698    
    In response to paul herman

The '62 was not limited to one per dealer.
62 Impala SS 383 Small Block, Tremec TKO 600, 3.70 gears. Black.

2011 Corvette Grand Sport dry sump 6 speed 436 H.P 2LT. Black.

1965 C-10 SWB BBW Fleetside Black.

2003 100th Anniversary Harley 2 tone Silver and Black Road King.





 
Richard Martin 
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09-05-12 03:42 AM - Post#2266701    
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  • paul herman Said:
Hi Carl Paul here from Wisconsin your car looks great my understanding was gold was a one car per dealership and was their showroom car I also read in hemmings only around 325-350 in this color cosiidering over 99000 super sports made that year I would think that would be rather rare have a great day! Later



That would be the '63 car.

Richard

 
Carl1962 
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09-05-12 03:50 AM - Post#2266702    
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Hi Paul, sorry mate you're talking about the 63 Anniversary Gold cars. Verne Frantz is the authority of 927 code 63's.

Our 1962 927 code cars are unfortunately, much more popular, but who knows, as the years go by the knowledge will be lost and we'll benefit.
Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

http://s465.photobucket.com/albums/rr18/1956Carlo s...


 
62chevy427 
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09-05-12 06:01 AM - Post#2266734    
    In response to paul herman

i had one and like a dummy i sold it since i already had my current 62. it was a 283,3 on the tree and factory air.
56 bel air ((since 2002)
62 impala ss (since 1965)
65 el camino (since 1969)
66 nova (since 1987)
67 malibu convertible (since 1981)
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95 impala (new)
14 camaro (new)


 
del.impala 
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09-05-12 07:52 AM - Post#2266764    
    In response to paul herman

Was there any truth to the rumor that says 62 impala's had two piece quarter panel emblems in which the Impala was gold plated on real anniversary cars? I searched in the past postings but could not find anything. Verne, would you know anything about that? Thanks in advance!


 
Verne_Frantz 
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09-05-12 09:13 AM - Post#2266786    
    In response to del.impala

Actually, ALL early Impalas had a 2 piece 1/4 emblem with a brass plated deer. The brass plating failed early and Chevy replaced the emblems with ones that were all chrome. I can be more precise with dates, etc when I get home and find the paperwork on it.

Verne

 
del.impala 
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09-05-12 11:34 AM - Post#2266827    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

I bet those 2 piece emblems are impossible find in any condition! Have you ever seen any recently??

 
paul herman 
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09-05-12 01:07 PM - Post#2266852    
    In response to Richard Martin

Hi Richard I guess all of the literature. And gold key chain must be incorrect from my 62 sorry

 
Verne_Frantz 
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09-05-12 01:27 PM - Post#2266863    
    In response to paul herman

Paul,
The gold key chains were issued for Chevrolet's 50th anniversary (1962 models). It is "correct" for your '62. It is "correct" for ANY '62.

Verne

 
Verne_Frantz 
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09-05-12 01:35 PM - Post#2266864    
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  • del.impala Said:
I bet those 2 piece emblems are impossible find in any condition! Have you ever seen any recently??



I have a set in the Chevy boxes that the new all-chrome ones came in. The dealer put the old ones back in the boxes. Yes, they are very rare because Chevrolet got rid of all the brass ones when the chrome ones came out. The part number was made obsolete immediately. It's sad to say but MANY restored '62s from the first few months should really have them since that's the way the cars were delivered.
I'll try to dig out more info later when I find the TSB that explains the change.

Verne

My mistake. It was not a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin). It was a Technical Information sheet issued by the Engineering dept for zone reps to be put in their "Product Data" books. This type of information is very hard to come by since it was only distributed to the zone offices. The zone offices, in turn, were supposed to alert the dealers in their zone about the information. As you can see the notice wasn't issued until April, when the production change ocurred in Dec.



Edited by Verne_Frantz on 09-05-12 01:50 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
paul herman 
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09-05-12 05:15 PM - Post#2266926    
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Hi Vern since 62 was anniversary for 50 why would 63 be significant? I guess I am confused.

 
paul herman 
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09-05-12 05:21 PM - Post#2266927    
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Hi Vern I forgot to ask my 62 has the plain coves on the tail light panel is this from or on early models or what? I bought swirl panels years ago thinking they were correct original owner says it came with plain panels what's your thought?

 
Carl1962 
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09-05-12 11:11 PM - Post#2266986    
    In response to paul herman

All early production SS had the plain coves. Verne will know when the change over occurred.
Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

http://s465.photobucket.com/albums/rr18/1956Carlo s...


 
del.impala 
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09-06-12 02:44 AM - Post#2267001    
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The plain cove it lasted until the end of December 1962 I believe. Also the bar that went across the cove with the word Chevrolet split horizontally instead of after January first the word Chevrolet was on the upper portion of the trim that went across the trunk cove. Before January first the Chevrolet bar was pot metal after January first it was anodized aluminum. I have a picture of the pre January bar but forgot how to add pictures to post.

 
WarrenL 
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09-07-12 01:01 PM - Post#2267449    
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/62-Chevy-Impala-S S-Cowl-Tr...

Pulled from a car in a u pull it years ago

 
Verne_Frantz 
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09-07-12 02:47 PM - Post#2267481    
    In response to del.impala

  • del.impala Said:
The plain cove it lasted until the end of December 1962 I believe. Also the bar that went across the cove with the word Chevrolet split horizontally instead of after January first the word Chevrolet was on the upper portion of the trim that went across the trunk cove. Before January first the Chevrolet bar was pot metal after January first it was anodized aluminum. I have a picture of the pre January bar but forgot how to add pictures to post.




My computer with the data is unfortunatly broken right now but I believe the difference was due to two different suppliers of the trunk panel. I have numerous '62 Impalas in the dbase with both the aluminum center bar and the chrome one spanning over the same time period. It wasn't an early or late thing.

Verne

 
Verne_Frantz 
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09-07-12 02:53 PM - Post#2267483    
    In response to paul herman

  • paul herman Said:
Hi Vern since 62 was anniversary for 50 why would 63 be significant? I guess I am confused.



Chevrolet calculated that about June of '63 they would have built 50 million Chevrolets (including all models and trucks). They decided to launch a sales campaign based on that landmark. A number of '63 Impala Sport Coupes were painted a gold color and dealers were inticed to buy one for a sales campaign of their own. There's a LOT more to the story, so I'd suggest searching on '63 Anniversary for more details.

Verne

 
paul herman 
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09-08-12 05:54 AM - Post#2267611    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

Hi Vern Paul from Wisconsin if you got time I was wondering about Acc codes on cowl tag also paint code what's the difference between 927 or 927A my number is 21847J121466 any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much

 
paul herman 
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09-08-12 02:57 PM - Post#2267766    
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Vern thanks tor that info on 63 was not aware of that ihave seen acouple of gold 63s over the years but they had a God awful brown interior just didn't look right sure appreciate your knowledge on 62s. Thoughlook forward to future info thanks again . Paul

 
Carl1962 
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09-08-12 04:22 PM - Post#2267791    
    In response to paul herman

I'm pretty sure all anniversary gold 63's had a black interior, which means you've seen the ordinary gold 63's, not sure what that colour is.

The 927 63's are so rare I've only seen photos, but there was one for sale on Ebay recently. See link for add and lots of info on 927 63's:

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...
Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

http://s465.photobucket.com/albums/rr18/1956Carlo s...


 
paul herman 
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09-08-12 04:41 PM - Post#2267801    
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Oh good I certainly hoped that wasn't someones idea of a good color combination. I see on your tag paint code 927 mine reads 927A wondering what difference is any clue?thanks

 
Carl1962 
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09-08-12 05:39 PM - Post#2267822    
    In response to paul herman

I'm not sure, but post a photo of your tag and we'll take a look. It makes it easier to comment when we can see the actual tag.
Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

http://s465.photobucket.com/albums/rr18/1956Carlo s...


 
paul herman 
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09-09-12 09:31 AM - Post#2268002    
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Here is a picture of the tag http://imgur.com/a/nhmF4

 
paul herman 
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09-10-12 05:25 PM - Post#2268520    
    In response to Carl1962

Hi Carl any chance to view the tag yet? Curiosity is getting the best of me thanks paul

 
Cdn63guy 
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09-10-12 08:52 PM - Post#2268564    
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Paul:
Typically the A behind the paint color and in your case 927A indicated it was all one color.

Cheers, Gil



 
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09-11-12 08:42 PM - Post#2268845    
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Your car looks badass man!
Late yr model (Dec. 51 BelAir/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 67 Camaro SS350/295hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405, Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st place,and 1 top five award trophies so far
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