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Projects 62 Impala Garage find.....Kinda out of my element...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Littleman, May 14, 2011.

  1. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    February 2011 Old Cars Report Price Guide values for a '62 Impala 2 dr hdtp
    1. $35,000
    2. $24,500
    3. $15,750
    4. $7,000
    5. $4,200
    6. $1,400

    But wait, there's more. Add 25% for Super Sport option. Add 50% for 409. Since a #6 car is an unrestorable parts car, let's call it a #5. Adding SS option and 409 option would be $4,200 X 1.75, $7,350.

    Another guide, the April 2011 Collector Car Market Review also lists values, though their #1 corresponds with OCRPG #2, etc. This is for the 409hp-409cid dual quad Impala 2 dr hdtp:

    1. $51,400
    2. $36,500
    3. $25,200
    4. $15,475

    With their guide, add another 10% for the Super Sport option

    Collector Car Market
     
  2. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    By the time you have read all these responses someone else has bought, loaded, and restored or sold the car to someone who didn't need advice and is sitting in his livingroom recliner reading this and counting his suitcase full of $100 bills again.

    This usually only happens once to anyone.
     
  3. shoebox50
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    Thats a great find!
     
  4. willowbilly3
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    Buy it, part out the pos 409 for enough to recoup your costs, put a nice 283 in for fun cruising and good mileage.
     
  5. Dino
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    Very desirable car. Assuming all the parts are there and numbers match, I'd offer $10k for it.
     
  6. skyspop
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    I would not split that up if it were mine,I have to agree with the 10 to 12,000 mark at least,i sold a 62 Qb block last summer for 2500.00 just the block,62s are the hardest to find that arent cracked,Big heads are another 2500 a set,the car itself,being a bigblock 4 speed is easily 5 to 7500,if the frame and floors are not gone,The only thing that could be better is if it was a bubbletop.Dont snooze littleman,you will regret it.
     
  7. DeucePhaeton
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    That is an original Muscle Car. The 413s, 409s, 389s and 406s started it.

    I have to agree on this. This car is where the B/J cars start out. If this has the build sheet stuffed under the back seat or above the gas tank it BIG BUCKS period. IF you don't want to do it, find someone that does and get it to them. Scott Tieman in Portland, MI comes to mind. He restores some of the best int he business. (ie the recently found factory Tempest that sold on Ebay comes to mind)

    This would be like throwing lots of money to the wind, to separate a car like this. Holy Shit! Some peoples kids!

    Good luck on your endevor. I wish you all the luck in the world. Regards.
    BKR
     
  8. olscrounger
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    Hope you got it already--worth $10K minimum-09 cars are scarce and the correct engine parts are very expensive as many have already said. I'd have done my best to have it home already.
     
  9. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Most importantly, make sure the paperwork is matching the car!!
     
  10. wvenfield
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    I wouldn't believe the story if it wasn't from someone you know you can believe. That car is one of the premiere cars out there. 32 Ford, 40 Willy's, 62 Impala 409. Hell, the car has a song about it.
     
  11. XtremeS15
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    from Perry, GA

    I would be all over this thing for anything less than 9-10K.
     
  12. Topless Ford
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    Buy the car already...... I will buy a t-shirt in 2xl to help the cause!!:D
     
  13. what he said....1 - owner - 409 stuff by "ITSELF" brings big bucks....just had a call Thursday from the guy who bought my SS427 car...looking for "09" blocks....
     
  14. paintcan54
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    I would buy it in a hot second, you don't find that kind of car evry day just laying around. I think it's worth what the seller will take and what you'll pay, either way I would not leave with out it.
     
  15. alpo
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    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

    If I was you. I would buy that thing as fast as I could. Great find and lots of potential.
     
  16. Belair409
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    If you want some valid opinions from people who know these cars put this post on www.348-409.com.
     
  17. Sauli
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    By the sound and looks of it, I´d say that´d be an "element" definitely worth looking to get "into", rather sooner than later.
    The kind of car it is, equipped the way and with the history You described, if You were to get it out of there with everything that came off the car, and just pieced it back together, I guarantee You wouldn´t be sorry whether You kept it for Yourself to enjoy out on the open road, or decided to pass it on to someone else.
     
  18. give it to me if you don't want it . she's real fine my 409 . nice catch . button up the egine and lite up those tubes!
     
  19. Littleman
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    Going to see the owner today, thanks for all the info everyone...........I really do not know much about these cars and have been reading up on them......Littleman
     
  20. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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    Just back from talking to the owner...he does not live where the car is @....Made an offer and he told be to call back next Saturday.....He is fairly wise to its worth so I offered a touch more than I wanted...but got him to possibly throw in another 409 63-64 engine w/ the good heads if he takes my offer...

    The story is this.....He bought it new in 62...he really wanted to buy a Corvette but his parents refused to sign for that...so he told him he would buy a full size car and they said sure not really understanding the potential of a 409 4 speed car..ha ha ha, I thought that was funny.....He street raced it all the time....left for the service......When he got out him and the car hit the streets again in 1967......His very first street race after he was home from the service...He said he only won by six or so car lengths....He was pissed for he thought he should have won by more and placed the car up on jack stands and tore it down to rebuild...He said getting married/ divorced/work/taking care of the parents the years passed by......The car has been on the jack stands since mid to late 1967........Littleman
     
  21. F&J
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    Pretty cool story and history on a rare high horsepower early car. Good luck with the possible purchase.
     
  22. THE_DUDE
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    As an Impala guy, this is what I dream of.
     
  23. Good luck on this one
     
  24. Hdonlybob
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    Good luck my Man!!
    Can't go wrong on this one.....
    Cheers,
     
  25. 32Auburn
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    I'd call him mid week just to keep him thinking about it and to let him know you're serious. The car is easily 12 to 15k as it sits assuming it's complete, good luck with it!
     
  26. johnnie
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    from indiana

    If ya get her bought, document his stories and your adventure with this purchase. Makes real good reading for us who have never had the opportunity for a car like this! I love the car!
     
  27. I am trying to do the math someone correct my estimations

    62-67 =5 years = 5 x12 =60 months
    -time in military service ...say 30 months?
    60-30 =30 months roughly driving time

    15,000 /30 =500 miles month

    500/4=125 miles a week

    500/30 =16.5? a day..its still new !

    mileage ..say 10 mpg

    15000/10 = 1500 gallons

    1500 gallons @1965 prices
    1500 x.18= $270.00 gas used !!!!

    size of gas tank?(15?)
    filled gas tank 100 times
    $2.70 per fill

    it still may have $2.00's worth of gas in it!

    warranty???? is it still under the mileage warranty?
     
  28. hahahahaha ok
    I think it may be bought for that but that is a super rare car and is really worth big green.
     
  29. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
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    from Illinois

    You're killing me. That is the Holy Grail of 60's Chevies. FYI, the header in the picture is NOT from a 409, that's off a Rat motor. Did he plan on dong an engine swap?
     
  30. MODELA30
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
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nuck From Indiana
     

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