She’s so fine, my 409. This is NOT what the Beach Boys had in mind. This rare 409-powered 1963 Chevy Impala wagon is a mix of plain black wrapper, Big Block sleeper, luxo-barge, and family truckster.
The exterior of the Chevy Impala wagon is finished in a glossy black that looks wet. It must have taken considerable effort to get the body that smooth, as there aren’t any discernable waves or flaws in the finish. Panel gaps appear to be consistent, and all the body lines are straight and true. Satin Black painted steel wheels wear period-style bias-ply rubber, and are topped by dog dish hubcaps. The bumper chrome looks new, brilliant, shiny. Stainless trim is highly polished with no dings or dents anywhere. A 409 emblem graces both front fenders. The roof is adorned with a polished luggage rack.
The nine-passenger interior of the Chevy Impala wagon is done in a gorgeous and complementary bright red. Bench seats are covered in a bright red vinyl/patterned cloth material that shows no wear, but some slight wrinkling on the seat bottom. The steering wheel and dash present as showroom new. The wagon is well equipped with factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power bench seat, rear-facing cargo area bench seat, power back window, AM/FM radio, padded dash, day/night mirror, Autronic Eye, and emergency flashers.
Beneath the hood of the Chevy Impala wagon is the legendary 409 cubic-inch W-head Big Block, accented with chrome. Topped with a single four-barrel carb, the matching-numbers 409 produces 340 horsepower. Transmitting that power to the 3.50 ratio GM55 rear differential is a Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. The engine bay is clean and correct, with proper finishes throughout, and a correct GM glass windshield washer bottle mounted on the driver’s side inner fender. The power brake booster is mounted on the driver’s side firewall, and a correct Frigidaire air conditioning compressor keeps the cabin cool.
This unique 409-powered 1963 Chevy Impala Wagon is offered by Fast Lane Classic Cars for $69,999.