Chevy Impala

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Scaramouche, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    On family chores today this highway bandit was sitting out in a parking lot, looked dry underneath and crisp inside; 396 turbo (corrected)

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  2. Mr. B

    Mr. B Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    May 10, 2016
    Gotta love the muscle era.
     

  3. Win Wolcott

    Win Wolcott Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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  4. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

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    Apr 12, 2015
    That a 65 year?
     
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  5. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

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    Apr 6, 2017
    That's a nice one!
     
  6. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2017
    Turbo as in turbo-Hydramatic? Or as in turbo charged?
     
  7. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2017
    I see now, 396 Turbo Jet. Just a good marketing name no turbo charger...

    Extremely nice Impala, however!!!!
     
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  8. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2015
    The white is pretty slick.
     
  9. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

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    May 17, 2017
    My favorite year for the Impala. I lost a bid on a '66 Pontiac Lemans today that was similar to the 65 Tempest I drove in college, pictured below:

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    Paid $5K for it in 1998. Lost the bid today when the Lemans went over $20K. One more of those things I should have held on to!
     
  10. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 1, 2013
    NICE!! So clean and solid, you don't see them like that around here. I had a friend with a '68 Impala with a 327 when we were kids, we thrashed that thing and it kept coming back for more!
     
  11. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    396 is correct...
     
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  12. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 1, 2013
    No jet either! They had some great names for engines and options back in the day. My '67 Plymouth GTX had a 440 Super Commando. With a motor with a name like that you know it was fast, 375hp 490fp torque, IIRC.
     
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  13. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2017
    I had a ‘66 Dodge Coronet 440. Nice car, white with red interior. But 440 was just some trim level because it had a 318 in it. Probably just as well, I don’t think I could have afforded the insurance in a 440cid back then.
     
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  14. Steve Owens

    Steve Owens Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Super car, Oldsmobile did a 425 engine in that era called a super rocket, they sure did name em. I thing the Challenger of today is probably the closest throw back to the muscle car, def my favorite if I had to pick one now. Camaro has just changed too many times, and I know they were somewhat trying to bring the same appear as the 67-69 time frame, but personally think they totally missed it, looks more like a tank to me lol... This is a great example though..
     
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  15. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things! Supporting Addict

    Nov 18, 2014
    Nice and clean, beautiful Impala.

    I had a white 65’ Impala convertible with a 327 and power glide when I was in high school in the mid 80’s
    Unfortunately do not have any pictures of it, I didn’t think it was a big deal at the time.
    My dad had a body shop (at our home) and I worked for him so I always had really cool cars all through high school. Most of those cars could be picked up for less than a grand at the time. People always calling him to see if he was interested in a car they inherited or was in the driveway and they just wanted it gone!!!:geek:
     
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  16. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    the cars of the 50's and 60's are so much cooler than todays alternatives, not even close
     
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  17. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2017
    Pontiac did have a 389 back then. You could get it with a variety of carburetor setups and horsepower ratings but the top (IMO) was the 389 Tri-Power (3 two barrel carbs) with an output of 368 horse power. Those were the days...
     
  18. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2017
    I had a light blue 1958 Chevy Biscayne 2 door sedan that originally had a 348 2bbl powerglide that I swapped out for a 283 4bbl 3 speed w/ floor mount Hurst shifter. I mounted a Sun tach where the powerglide shift lever hole was on the steering column. L60–15 Mickey Thompson’s on the rear, H78-15s on the front, all mounted on American Racing mags. Hedman headers, Thrush mufflers, lifted all around gasser style. If I could go back in time to 1972, I would have kept that car...
     
  19. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Very cool Mouche, but it’s hard to beat that Citron you posted. :roflmaro:
     
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  20. vincent DeFilipps

    vincent DeFilipps Cousin Vinny

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    Feb 24, 2015
    Dang that’s sweet, looks kinda lonely in that parking lot!
     
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