What engine came in 1962 Impala?

Your standard engine choices remained the same as the previous year, with the 135 horsepower 235 cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine and the two-barrel equipped 170 horsepower 283 cubic-inch small-block V8.

What engine came in 1962 Impala?

Your standard engine choices remained the same as the previous year, with the 135 horsepower 235 cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine and the two-barrel equipped 170 horsepower 283 cubic-inch small-block V8.

What was the most powerful Impala?

The 300-hp 327 was the most powerful small-block offered on regular-production 1964 Impalas. A performance camshaft with solid lifters and a 2.5-inch exhaust helped boost it above the 250-hp version.

Did Chevy make a 1962 bubble top Impala?

This 1962 Impala Was a Hardtop, Now It’s Bubble Top and Has a Massive V8. In 1958, Bill Mitchell became vice president of design at General Motors. He created the bubble top design and introduced it in 1961. However, in 1962, that unique greenhouse shape was reserved only for the Biscayne and the Bel Air versions.

What was the best Impala?

Five Of The Most Collectible Chevy Impala Models

  • 1958 Chevy Impala Rochester Ram Jet Fuel Injection. Photo credit: Mecum Auctions.
  • 1961 Chevy Impala SS 409. Photo credit: Mecum Auctions.
  • 1963 Chevy Impala Z11 Lightweight.
  • 1969 Chevy Impala SS L72 427.
  • 1973 Chevy Impala Air Cushion Restraint System (ACRS)

What year was the Chevy bubble top?

1961
There really was something special about car design in the 1950s and ’60s that we just don’t see today. Take, for instance, a 1961 Chevy Impala—a Bubbletop as it’s affectionately known.

Who made the bubble top car?

Completed in 1962, George Barris named the Forcasta one of the best customs of the year, and “a forecast-a for the future.” After the Beatnik Bandit, Ed Roth decided to challenge George Barris, building his own bubble-topped air car. While the Barris’ air car was well built, Roth’s Rotar was a little rougher.

How do you tell if an Impala is a SS?

Check the SPID (Service Parts Identification) label in the trunk and make sure the VIN matches the VIN on the dash. Look for the code WX3 on the label. If it’s there it’s an Impala. There should also be a decal on the drivers side cowl, below the hood hinge just behind the front fender.