My dad has recently offered to give me his 1963 impala that he has been keeping covered in his garage but hardly drives. It was my older brothers’ car before he was killed in a car accident back in 1988, so needless to say it will always be kept in the family - not for sale. 20 years ago my dad rebuilt the motor, had car painted red (originally white), and had the seats reupholstered with medium-low grade naugahyde. Other than that. everything else is pretty much original factory Chevy and I would say it is in “fair” condition for a 50 year old vehicle. I drive it once or twice a year and it drives great!
My question is this - I want to have this car completely restored (except motor) and modernized. How much work could I get done for $20,000? What about upgrading it to “SS”.