Custom Orange 1963 Impala SS with heavy modifications

One of my favorite cars at the Goodguys car show in Columbus earlier this summer was Jack Matia’s custom 1963 Impala SS. This car is a true eye-catcher because of the striking roof – obviously not the stock one for the car. Its from a 1960 Plymouth!

1963 Impala

The attention to detail on this car is evident for many of the little custom modifications, including the custom grille.

63 impala

custom 1963 chevrolet impala

The interior of this car was tastefully done with the different colors that complimented the exterior perfectly.

impala interior

I later found out that this car happened to be the cover car for an issue of Custom Rodder! So, what you you like most about this car?

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  • Greg Birky says:
    1 year ago 10:54 am

    Sweet!!! The Mopar roof looks like it came from the factory that way. I love everything about this custom!!! The builder’s skills are nothing short of awesome!!!

  • Merle Toews says:
    4 years ago 1:20 pm

    I don’t think the roofline goes with the rest of the lines of the car but it is a well done custom conversion. Great workmanship and I like the grille.

  • Merle Toews says:
    4 years ago 1:17 pm

    I don’t think the roof lines go with the rest of the car but it is a well done custom conversion and the workmanship is very good. I really like the grille.

  • Jon Grant says:
    4 years ago 10:34 pm

    Found the dash out at Olson Auto on Radar Hill.

  • Conrad Rupert says:
    4 years ago 11:54 pm

    So-o-o, did you jack this guy’s dash ?

  • Jon Grant says:
    4 years ago 9:24 pm

    How is life in Missoula….grew up in the Flathead lake area?

  • Jon Grant says:
    4 years ago 9:23 pm

    I own a 57 chevrolet 2dr Delray that I am putting a 63 impala dash and interior in. Anyone can restore a car…takes a real man to cut one up.

  • Jon Grant says:
    4 years ago 9:20 pm

    Just because it is not your style does not negate the craftsmanship. Being the proud owner of a handcrafted 72 chevrolet extended cab with 4doors I can appreciate what it takes to pull this kind of a build off. This car is sweet.

  • Tom Ness says:
    4 years ago 6:45 am

    you people and everything has to be original. cheeeeeez

  • Tom Ness says:
    4 years ago 6:43 am

    you got it alan. the real freak is one that has no imagination.

  • Alan Rollins says:
    5 years ago 6:07 pm

    See Above

  • Richard Evers says:
    5 years ago 5:29 pm

    To each his own. I like it 🙂

  • Jason Seibel says:
    5 years ago 4:40 am

    I love this car, one of my favorites “Takes a man to cut one up”

  • Pete Conomos says:
    5 years ago 2:12 am

    They distroyed the car.

  • Alan Rollins says:
    5 years ago 1:00 am

    This car is just plain BITCHIN, the craftmanship is second to none, the Plymouth top was well done, and the other ‘mod’s’ really set this car apart from the rest, Job Well Done.

  • Alan Rollins says:
    5 years ago 12:57 am

    See comment above

  • Alan Rollins says:
    5 years ago 12:56 am

    So sorry you don’t like this Excellent example of a ‘custom’ car,you must be one of those “numbers correct full factory restoration”type and that’s OK,me I just like cars,stock,hot rod,custom,rat rod,whatever cause I’m a “Die-Hard Gearhead” have a nice day Lewis and Merry Christmas,just a guess but I bet you drive a ‘stock’ Chevy PU truck

  • James Asbury says:
    5 years ago 12:34 am

    Anyone can own a 63, but this is something else. This is a builders car. Awesome look.

  • James Asbury says:
    5 years ago 12:33 am

    Killer craftsman ship.

  • Dick Ruth says:
    5 years ago 10:44 pm

    She’s real fine my 409. I purchased a new 63 Impala with the 340 hp 409. Fun!

  • James Edwards says:
    5 years ago 10:30 pm


  • Paul Buhl says:
    5 years ago 10:23 pm

    wow U are right it look great with 60 plymouth roof.. cool ride

  • Tommy Tedder says:
    5 years ago 10:22 pm

    Someone really screwed up a nice ride.

  • Tom Ness says:
    5 years ago 7:54 pm

    I want one with a 409.

  • Clarke Brotherson says:
    5 years ago 10:50 pm

    wow! looks like it should have been built this way in ’63.

  • Edward Skaggs says:
    5 years ago 4:00 am

    This guy took a roof from a ’60 Plymouth and put it on a ’63 Impala? Brilliant!

  • Evan Ernst says:
    5 years ago 4:16 am

    Classic Nation Keep up the great photos!

  • Lewis Frey says:
    5 years ago 9:16 pm

    I totally disagree, you’ve taken a classic and turned into a freak~!

  • Brandon Abney says:
    5 years ago 9:06 pm

    i agree

  • Evan says:
    5 years ago 8:50 pm

    Such a great example of a custom 63′ Impala. It looks great with the 1960′ Plymouth roof.

  • Robert Snow says:
    5 years ago 7:06 pm