This awesome 1962 Impala is one of those instances where you''re paying for the restoration and getting the car for free. With upgrades almost too numerous to mention, plus a scalding hot Roman Red paint job, it''s a fine example of how ''60s customs simply don''t get much cooler. A lot of Impala fans claim that the ''62s are the cleanest of the era, and when you see that sweeping body line that parallels the contrasting trim, it''s hard to argue against it. But here''s the key to making it work-you can''t botch the bodywork. It''s clear that hours and hours of prep, block-sanding and alignment work were done to get things this straight. The two-stage urethane is deep and lustrous, and without any waves. Gaps are precise, and the panels line up as they should. The overall effect is that of an impressive resto-mod, just itching to be taken to the local cruise night. Stock but slightly enhanced remains the theme inside, where you''ll find a nicely finished red cloth and vinyl interior that''s highly correct and beautifully executed. The great thing about cars of this vintage is that the factory styling was so good that it''s easy to think OEM stuff is custom, and that''s clearly the case here. The new seat covers fit snugly, correct quilted door panels feature a lot of bright stainless trim, and the slick dash has been finished to the same amazing standards as the body. Sharp-eyed readers will note that A/C has been neatly integrated into the dash, along with some Auto Meter auxiliary gauges in the factory cluster, but all of it is kept very subtle, further hallmarks of great workmanship. And while that shifter may look like it''s connected to a Muncie, it''s actually a slick deception that controls a quick-witted TH350 automatic. Functional upgrades were made underneath, but nothing that compromises the integrity of the original design. It''s still a small block Chevy making the power, albeit now dressed in a ton of chrome and billet, and it makes power thanks to a Edelbrock carb atop a Victor Jr. intake. More chrome is lavished on the A/C compressor and alternator, while the original fan shroud got a matching coat of Roman Red. The suspension has been subtly lowered, just giving it enough rake, and braking is compliments of massive Wilwood discs at all four corners. The dual exhaust is beautifully finished and uses stainless mufflers, hugging the frame as original. Fat 17-inch Torque Thrusts wear staggered 215/50/17 front and 275/40/17 rear high-performance radials. All Impalas dream of being this nice, and I''m confident you''ve dreamed of owning one this nice. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.