Another rare one: ’64 Chevy Impala 409cid Station Wagon
Cars of the early ‘60s were restrained in their use of chrome and trim compared to the excesses of the ’50s. Okay, ’64 isn’t our favorite year for Chevys. They look a little boring. The 409 V8 was introduced along with the new Super Sport model in 1960 as a ’61 model. It was developed from the big block 348ci powerplant introduced in 1958. Today’s featured car is a very rare, perhaps a 1/100 Impala Station Wagon with this powertrain package. Chevrolet built 8,864 409 engines in three horsepower versions. Chevy kept vague records so the exact number of 409s in any body style is a guess. But have you seen another one like this? One thing we can say is that you will not be bored behind the wheel of this one with a massaged original 409cid engine producing 475hp. We spotted a ’63 wagon that was a few notches above a basket case that sold at auction for $25,000 in 2009. This one is not in that class at all. It is so hard to predict what this is worth so we won’t. This one has been owned since ’65 and has lots of documentation and some neat family photos. This is an auction and if it were a live auction in Arizona for example, all you need are two people who really want it to extract the most out of this rarity. Click here for the listing.