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A MIGHTY 409 COLLECTION: Celebrating the Power and Distinction of the Iconic 1962 Chevrolet

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The 409 Collection from The Bryan Frank Collection – Selling with No Reserve at the 2023 Las Vegas Auction.

In 1962, Chevrolet introduced the Impala and Biscayne as distinct models with their own unique characteristics. While they shared certain similarities, several differences set them apart. The Impala held the position as the top-of-the-line model, embodying a more premium and upscale offering. On the other hand, the Biscayne was positioned as a more affordable option. This theme was present in the exterior and interior design of each vehicle, with the Impala centered around elaborate, eye-catching elements and the Biscayne with a simpler and more straightforward design.

Despite these distinctions, both the Impala and Biscayne could be equipped with one notable shared option: the 409ci engine. The 409 was available for both models, allowing customers to add a powerful and high-performance element to their chosen Chevrolet, regardless of the model trim level.

In 1962, the 409 engine underwent notable upgrades to enhance its performance. These improvements included the addition of a second 4-barrel carburetor, revised cylinder heads, and a different camshaft, resulting in a significant power boost to 409 horsepower. When paired with the BorgWarner T10 4-speed transmission and a posi-traction limited-slip differential, the 1962 Chevrolet delivered an unparalleled driving experience that surpassed anything previously offered by the division. This setup not only excelled on the drag strip but also garnered immediate respect and recognition during street races.

This collection of 409s – offered as part of six cars in the Bryan Frank Collection selling with No Reserve during the 2023 Las Vegas Auction, June 22-24 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center – includes three examples of the 409 engine in three unique offerings from the 1962 model year: a hardtop Impala SS, a convertible Impala SS and a Biscayne.

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LOT #682 – 1962 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE – NO RESERVE

This 2-door 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne is equipped with a QB-coded 409ci engine with two 4-barrel carburetors, with 11:1 compression and a high-lift solid-lifter cam. It has a date-code-correct T10 4-speed manual transmission, with a 4.11 posi-traction date-coded rear end. THe car has had a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration using NOS parts. It is presented in correct RPO 900 code 6M Tuxedo Black with a red interior, and has radio and heater delete. A copy of the Window Sticker and restoration documentation are included with the sale. Part of the 409 Collection from The Bryan Frank Collection.

LOT #682.1 – 1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS – NO RESERVE

This 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop. Per the Trim Tag, this is a Code 62-1847 Impala Hardtop with Code 879 red/red vinyl bucket seats, Code 940 Satin Silver paint and ACC 12H 1B. It has two engine-code-correct 409ci 4-barrel carburetors, with correct heads, intake and carburetor. The car is also equipped with a date-coded T10 4-speed manual transmission and a date-coded posi-traction rear end. This car is the recipient of a very correct nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration using NOS parts. 40,499 actual miles. Part of the 409 Collection from The Bryan Frank Collection.

LOT #683 – 1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

This 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible received a very correct nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration using NOS parts. Per the Trim Tag, the style is a Code 62-1867 Impala 2-door convertible with Code 879 red/red vinyl bucket seats. It is finished in paint Code 923 Roman Red, with ACC 12H 1B white top. The engine pad reads J133353 – T0614QB. It is a 409ci engine with two 4-barrel carburetors, correct heads, intake and carburetors. Options include the Super Sport Package, power steering, power brakes, one-piece bumpers, front and rear bumper guards and dual mirrors. 2,535 actual miles. Part of the 409 Collection from The Bryan Frank Collection.

LOT #683.1 – 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/250 FUELIE CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE 

This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible had a very correct, high-end comprehensive restoration. With an engine pad stamping of FI2I9FK, it is powered by a 283/250hp fuel-injected engine and is one of only 182 produced in 1987 with fuel injection. It features the optional Powerglide transmission with a posi-traction rear end. This car is presented in its paint Code 65 Inca Silver/Ivory (only ten 1957 Corvettes were painted in this color). It has a black convertible top, a red interior,

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A MIGHTY 409 COLLECTION: Celebrating the Power and Distinction of the Iconic 1962 Chevrolet
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Published Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 21:51:28 +0000

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