Custom Orange 1963 Impala SS

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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? 

If you’re looking to start a project of your own, be sure to check out the classified section for classic cars for sale.

30 Comments

  • Reply October 28, 2013

    Merle Toews

    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.

  • Reply October 28, 2013

    Merle Toews

    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.

  • Reply March 17, 2013

    Jon Grant

    Found the dash out at Olson Auto on Radar Hill.

  • Reply March 13, 2013

    Conrad Rupert

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

  • Reply March 13, 2013

    Jon Grant

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

  • Reply March 13, 2013

    Jon Grant

    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.

  • Reply March 13, 2013

    Jon Grant

    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.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Tom Ness

    you people and everything has to be original. cheeeeeez

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Tom Ness

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

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Alan Rollins

    See Above

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Richard Evers

    To each his own. I like it :-)

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Jason Seibel

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

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Pete Conomos

    They distroyed the car.

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Alan Rollins

    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.

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Alan Rollins

    See comment above

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Alan Rollins

    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

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    James Asbury

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

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    James Asbury

    Killer craftsman ship.

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    Dick Ruth

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

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    James Edwards

    Nice!

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    Paul Buhl

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

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    Tommy Tedder

    Someone really screwed up a nice ride.

  • Reply December 9, 2012

    Tom Ness

    I want one with a 409.

  • Reply December 8, 2012

    Clarke Brotherson

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

  • Reply December 7, 2012

    Edward Skaggs

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

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Evan Ernst

    Classic Nation Keep up the great photos!

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Lewis Frey

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

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Brandon Abney

    i agree

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Classic Nation

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

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Robert Snow

    Kool!

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