1963 Chevrolet Impala

1963 CHEVY IMPALA GETS SLEEK NEW SKIN
Midway through the 3rd-generation of Chevy Impala, the 1963 got a complete reskin, giving it a much cleaner, more modern look. Gone was all the excess chrome and overwrought styling. In it’s place was a much straighter, squarer car with crisp creases and straight lines. It truly did usher in the modern age of automotive styling. The rear tail light panel was brushed aluminum with a chrome surround, and SS models got a machine-turned surface treatment.

1963 CHEVY IMPALA INTERIOR CHANGES & UPGRADES
A new instrument panel took on a “coved” shape, replaced the temp gauge with an “idiot light”, and made a place for the optional tachometer, front-and-center over the steering column. Few were ordered outside of the Super Sports.

1963 CHEVY IMPALA ENGINE OPTIONS
Gone were the W-series 348 and 409 V8s. And the top secret new big block “Mystery Motors” wouldn’t arrive until 1965. So for now, the engine choices consisted of 235ci Stove-Bolt 6-cylinders, and the usual range of 283 and 327 small block V8s.


1963 Chevrolet Impala SPECIFICATIONS


Production

Base Price

Wheelbase

Overall Length

Overall Width

Track, Front

Track, Rear

Weight

ENGINE SPECS:

Engine Type

Engine Family

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

ENG OPTIONS:

Turbo Thrift, base

Turbo Fire V8

Turbo Fire 327

Turbo Fire 327

Turbo Fire 327

Turbo Fire 409

Turbo Fire 409

Turbo Fire 409

SPORT COUPE

399,224

$2,774.00

119.0"

201.4"

79.0"

60.3"

59.3"

3,390 lbs


OHV inline-6

Stovebolt-Six

230 ci


HP/Torque/Carb

140/220; 1bbl

CONVERTIBLE

82,659

$3,024.00

119.0"

201.4"

79.0"

60.3"

59.3"

3,870 lbs


OHV V8

Small Block

283 ci

3.875" X 3.00"

HP/Torque/Car


195/285; 2bbl

SS OPTION

153,271 all models









OHV V8

Small Block

327 ci

4.00" X 3.25"

HP/Torque/Carb



250/350; 4bbl

300/350; 4bbl

300/360; 4bbl











OHV V8

Chevy 348/409

409 ci

4.3125" X 3.50"

HP/Torque/Carb






340/420; 4bbl

400/425; 4bbl

425/425; 2X4bbl


Check out these IMPALA BOOKS

THE STORY OF CHEVY IMPALAS


CHEVY IMPALA FACTORY PARTS & CASTING NUMBER GUIDE


IMPALA PARTS LOCATING GUIDE


CHEVY IMPALA 2006-2011, CHILTON REPAIR MANUAL


CHEVY IMPALA 2006-2011, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL


CHEVY IMPALA FWD 1995-2001, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL





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