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1962 Golden Anniversary Chevrolet Impala , for sale in Olive Hill, Kentucky, for $3,500.
This car was purchased new in December 1961 by my grandfather making me the second owner of it. I currently have the original paperwork from when the car was purchased. The difference in this car and other Impala’s the paint code calls for anniversary gold, the years I checked prior to 62 and after 62 autumn gold was the only gold that was used The car is in need of a restoration. The car is still equipped with the original 327, which does not currently run. Below is some of the information I have found in my research of the car. After my grandfather passed away and I received the car I spoke with the salesman from the dealer that had sold the car to him, who stated these cars were limited one to a dealer. Feature Article from Hemmings Classic Car April, 2008 - Daniel Strohl For 1962, Impalas received a facelift that introduced the roof-that-looked-like-a-convertible-top on the two-door hardtops, as well as a de-emphasis of the body side sculpturing that gave the 1961 models their fishlips look. Overall, the Impala appeared much more formal; it became more sophisticated than its outlandish immediate predecessors. So why not commemorate half a century's worth of history with such a car? To do so, Chevrolet mixed up a batch of Anniversary Gold paint (paint code 927), though this would be neither the first nor the last time Chevrolet or GM would use gold to denote some sort of anniversary or occasion: The 50-millionth GM vehicle produced, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe, came down the line both painted and plated in gold (and inspired a limited run of code 689 gold-painted four-door sedans), while Chevrolet and Pontiac introduced special gold paints (Anniversary Gold, paint code 918A for Chevrolet; Jubilee Gold, paint code ZZZ for Pontiac) in 1958 to mark the 50th anniversary of GM. In 1963, Chevrolet tarted up a 409-powered Impala Super Sport in 927 Anniversary Gold as the division's 50-millionth car. Chevrolet even built a number of two-tone Anniversary Gold/Ivory White (paint codes 551 and 526) pickups, Suburbans, panel trucks and vans in 1968 to commemorate 50 years of truck production. Along with the paint, every anniversary edition Impala received special yellow-gold vinyl bucket seats (trim code 891). At the same time, Chevrolet came up with a number of trinkets, from cuff-links and tie clips to a reproduction of the 1912 parts book to brass key chains inscribed with "Thank you, America, for 50 years of confidence." As to how many of the anniversary editions were built, John Mahoney, the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America's technical advisor for early 1960s full-size cars, said that somewhere between 300 and 350 rolled out of the division's assembly plants, but he has yet to uncover any actual documentation to confirm that figure.