When it comes to classic American cars, few are as iconic as the Chevrolet Impala. And when it comes to customizing classic cars, few styles are as instantly recognizable as the lowrider. So, what happens when you combine these two automotive legends? You get a custom LS1-powered 1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Lowrider.
This stunning car was completed in 2020 under previous ownership and has recently been acquired by a new owner who has listed it for sale on consignment through a California dealer. The car boasts a number of impressive features and modifications, both under the hood and in the cabin.
Let’s start with the engine. The car is powered by a 5.7-liter LS1 V8, which was reportedly sourced from a Chevrolet Camaro. This engine is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission from a 2004 Camaro, making for a smooth and powerful driving experience. The LS1 V8 is a popular choice for engine swaps in custom cars due to its reliability, high performance, and ease of modification.
Speaking of modifications, the LS1 in this Impala has been fitted with a number of custom parts, including a fabricated intake manifold, a RAB Performance Parts serpentine belt kit, and Tengoose Boxing Gym-branded valve covers. The engine bay also features chrome accents and underhood mirrors, making for a stunning display.
Of course, a lowrider isn’t just about what’s under the hood – it’s also about the suspension. This Impala features a hydraulic suspension with four pumps and Adex dumps, as well as eight Odyssey batteries and custom piping. The functions of the suspension are controlled by switches mounted on the dashboard, allowing the driver to tilt the car forwards, back, and on three wheels. The suspension is a crucial part of the lowrider style, allowing the car to lower and raise itself for a truly unique look.
The exterior of the car is just as impressive as the mechanical features. The body was refinished in a striking shade of blue, which is complemented by a dark blue power-operated convertible soft top. The car rides on chrome 13″ Dayton wire wheels with knock-off centers, wrapped in thin whitewall Starfire Solarus tires. LED headlights and taillights add a modern touch to the classic design.
Moving to the cabin, the upholstery has been completely redone by California Upholstery of Bell Gardens, California. The front bucket seats are low-back and trimmed in navy blue leather with fabric inserts, while the rear seats and door panels match. A fabricated full-length center console provides storage and a place to rest your arm, while lap seatbelts keep you secure. The cabin also features air conditioning, power windows, and a rearview camera.
But perhaps the most impressive feature of the cabin is the custom stereo system. An Alpine head unit and Focal speakers provide crystal-clear audio, while three trunk-mounted JL Audio W7 subwoofers mounted in a Tengoose-branded enclosure deliver pounding bass. This is a car you’ll want to take on long drives just to hear your favorite songs in this impressive sound system.
Overall, the LS1-Powered 1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Lowrider is a true masterpiece of automotive design and engineering. The combination of classic style with modern technology and customization is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. If you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind lowrider, this Impala is definitely worth a closer look.