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TheRenanRambler
Jan 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm
That is a really nice 64 Chevy. I had a new 1963 Chevy SS back in it's day and I loved it but my girl friend worked at the Pontiac so I ended up with a 1966 Pontiac so we were married in 1966 and been happy every since..
 
 
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alwaysakid
Dec 13, 2010 at 12:10 am
This was a good year for Impala styling. And I like your uncle's choice in color.
 
 
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kamiyar
Dec 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm
cool car friend... i have a 64 chevy chevelle . u know 1964chevelle is the first generation of chevelle
 
 

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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS (Joe)

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Original owner was my Uncle. My Uncle ordered it just the way he wanted it. His color of choice was Lagoon Aqua with white interior. They lived in Kansas at the time of purchase, severe winters and they salt the roads there...not good for metal on cars. In the 1980's they moved to Texas. My cousin Joe acquired the car, and used it as a project in his high school auto class. After high school Joe became a mechanic, and later was a top mechanic on the Le Mans race circuit. Joe moved to California in the late 90's with the '64 and all of his possessions in tow. He rebuilt the engine and drive-train in this SS, and it runs great! However after a lot of years of salted roads and severe winters this SS had some major body problems. It sat in an airport storage hangar for a couple of years out of the weather, but the damage to the body remained. Joe passed away in 2007. It was a sad and tragic loss to our family. His family traveled from TX and KS and to be with him until his passing. Joe's parents gathered up his belongings, and tied up all of his loose ends in California. The one thing they did not want to take was the '64 back to Texas. They offered it to my son & I. We decided to take it on as a project car. My son drove it home from the airport hangar. My son became a Daddy...and his interests were elsewhere. The '64 sat parked in my backyard for 3 years...deteriorating. I replaced the gas tank, fuel lines, brakes, radiator... started it up and let it run to keep it charged at least once a week. Drove it at least once a month. In February I decided to start restoring it. I found a person at my church that is really good at this type of work, for a great price. I could not afford to do it as a complete grind-down, and it is not going to be a show car, it's a driver, not to mention a family heirloom. I named it "Joe" in memory of my cousin.
Debating and pondering rims & tires. I want Cragars S/S Super Sport...I'm thinking 17"s not sure about the tires yet, not too low profile I don't like the wagon wheel look...I want a classic muscle car look to match Joe's personality, and mine of course.

Brought it home 2 days ago! So fun to drive it home! It always ran good, it just looked bad. Now it runs good and looks good.

Specs

All original 327/300 hp engine, 4 speed manual transmission.

Factory Options

Has the larger steering wheel, but power steering was added before delivery of the car to the original owner.

Mods

Paint color: Lagoon Aqua (as original)
Interior: White/Aqua (as original)
All chrome, aluminum and stainless steel cleaned up and polished & or re-finished.
Rims: 17" Polished Aluminum American Racing Torq-Thrust
Redesigned exhaust system, now straight out the back, and added chrome tips. Glass Pack Mufflers
MSD Street Fire HEI Distributor
Taylor spark plug wires
AM/FM with axillary adapter for ipod. Audio amplifier.

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