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Mickey York’s 1962 Impala SS

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Unveiling to Occur at 1pm on Friday March 1st

DETROIT – Cruis’n Media will uncover Detroit sports anchor and Cruis’n Media owner Mickey York’s 1962 Impala SS on Friday, March 1, 2024 during the 71st Detroit Autorama at Huntington Place, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226. The unveiling will occur promptly at 1:00PM at the Motor City Solutions Hot Rods & Restorations display on the main show floor.

The car originally underwent more than three years of restoration and was debuted at the Detroit Autorama in 2018, taking First Place in its class. Unfortunately, on the way to a car show in October 2021, it was totaled in a devastating accident.


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Following the accident, the car was brought to Motor City Solutions Hot Rods & Restorations, where they committed to repairing and rebuilding the car.

“I couldn’t let the car go. It was my grandmother’s car and she owned it since it was brand new off the showroom floor. She sold it in 1996, but after her passing I was able to track down the car and buy it back in 2009,” said York. “We couldn’t let his horrific crash be the end of its story.”

Mickey York’s grandmother behind the wheel of he ’62 Impala.

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The car has undergone significant resto-rod upgrades, other than grandma’s favorite white exterior and red interior, including:

  • Engine – GM LS3 / 525HP w/ AVS engine cover
  • Transmission – GM 6L80-E / 650 lb.-ft
  • Rear End – 3.73 gears
  • Brakes – Willwood front and rear disc
  • Exhaust – Stainless 2-1/2 inch
  • Suspension – 2-inch drop spindles
  • Control Arms – CPP
  • Adjustable Coilovers – Viking
  • Suspension – 2-inch drop spindles
  • Wheels – American Racing Chrome Torque Thrust II (front 17×7, rear 17×8)
  • Gauges – Dakota Digital
  • Custom Console by Motor City Solutions
  • Audio – Retro Sound

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York added, “We call it Oma’s SS in honor of my grandma, and we hope you join us to celebrate its new life.”

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