1964 Impala Wagon - Canadian Export to Australian - Impala Tech
Tag Team De-coding tags & numbers

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 5
1964 Impala Wagon - Canadian Export to Australian

Hi all

Just registered and said hello in the welcome forum.

I have a question about my Canadian Impala Wagon. I have got the fantastic info from George at GM Canada but the mystery of my paint colour remains.

Firstly, here's the build sheet which is all pretty much self explanatory - thankfully my car is remarkably original with correct motor and most of the options still in tact:

George was not able to shed any light on the SP4813 paint code however a local Australian forum has suggested that my wagon is Almond Fawn/Ermine White - which would have been a special order combination. Here it is before being stripped (ignore the front guard - it was a respray with an "almost" match.

Secondly, I am confused by the "3 RHD export cars" as stated on the build sheet. I have seen in excess of 20 RHD wagons over the years in Australia and a recent article in a local magazine referred to a local dealer selling 300 wagons in 1964. Where would the other 297 have come from..? Detroit?

Any help on both of these queries is much appreciated.

OZ64Wagon is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 09:44 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth Texas
Posts: 1,273
That color I have seen before on 64s so I dont think it is a special order in my opinion
Txbobcat is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 11:58 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,361
As have I.

It was not an uncommon a GM color and as such could be special ordered on any vehicle if you knew the paint code (assumes you were ordering a car from the factory as opposed to picking one out of the dealers stock on his sales lot).

Big Dave
Big Dave is online now  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 04:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,391
The other RHD cars would have come from GM USA.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
jayoldschool is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 07:36 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 5
Check out the Canadian poncho site, lots of good CDN built info there and Chevys are welcomed. No offence to this site.

1967 427 biscayne CDN #'s.
1967 SS 427 4spd
1967 Impala convert CDN.
2qwik2c is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Impala Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome