1964 Impala Wagon - Canadian Export to Australian - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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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.

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Simon
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 09:44 AM
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That color I have seen before on 64s so I dont think it is a special order in my opinion
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 11:58 AM
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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).

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 04:01 PM
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The other RHD cars would have come from GM USA.

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

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