The base unit was the six-cylinder with 135 horsepower, which was plainly designed to provide users with a more affordable driving while yet maintaining the Impala flair.
The already legendary Turbo-Fire 283 (4.7-liter) was the base option in terms of V8s, with 170 horsepower this time.
The Impala later became available with a variety of more powerful choices.
The 327 (5.3-liter) small-block with 250 or 300 horsepower was first in line, followed by the 409 (6.7-liter) big-block with single and dual four-barrel carburetors.
When it comes to the unit in charge of turning the wheels, the Impala you’re looking at right is as strange as they come.
The owner claims on Craigslist that the engine started lately, but that it is still unsafe to drive.
This ’62 Impala isn’t exactly in mint shape, as evidenced by the photographs in the gallery, and it now has rust in the usual places.
Dealing with the corrosion, particularly the rust on the flooring and in the trunk, should be a primary priority for whoever buys the car, especially if they intend to restore it to driving condition.