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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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'64 Impala bought new by my great grandparents

Hi, greetings from Belgium, Europe. In the nineties my father inherited the Impala his grandparents bought new in 1964. The 4 door with a 6 cylinder engine was the car he learned to drive in as a 14 (!) year old boy His grandfather died in 1965 and his grandmother never got a driving license. So as soon as my father could reach the pedals, he was the one that drove his grandmother around. When my father got the car, it had been sitting for more than 10 years and the body needed work. It was repainted in 1995 in a similar color (not sure if it was the exact same color) and the car has been kept roadworthy and mostly original to this day and it will never leave the family. Now me and my brothers enjoy the car from time to time. I'd like to know what the name of the color is. It's some kind of mouse grey but I can't find much info about it. You guys have any idea? Here's a picture with original paint (just before restoration) and some more recent ones. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 03:45 PM
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Welcome to the Team!

Color code will be under the hood on the firewall as part of the trim tag. Gray was code 522 in 1961-'64.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 09:58 PM
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very cool that it's been passed down through the ages like that.



Like Dave said, that tag on the firewall has the paint code and is easily decoded, assuming it's still there on the car!
post a picture of it if you want to...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2020, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for your answers! Unfortunately the trim tag is gone... I guess the engine bay needed welding too and the tag was removed. My father has kept the original bill of sale but the color is not mentioned. So I keep color code 522 in mind... More pictures are welcome! Except from a few custom lowriders, I can't really find '64's in the same color.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2020, 08:27 AM
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here's a site you may find useful (it won't tell you what color your car was, but it will have the options):

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...-Chevrolet.pdf

scroll down, the first page appears blank.

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