1959 Impala Convertible - Finned '59

After the groundbreaking success of the 1955-57 "Tri Five" models, Chevrolet had some big shoes to fill in subsequent years. Fortunately, the automaker managed to launch the successful Impala line the very next year, with the 1958 model becoming an instant classic. And rather than resting on its laurels, Chevrolet redesigned the Impala again the very next year, producing a design that hit the peak of the tailfin styling trend … Continue reading »






1972 K5 Blazer Restoration - Daily-Driven Project

K5—the mere mention of this model designation gets the attention of Chevy truck fans everywhere. The term "K5" was first applied to the first-generation 1969-1972 Chevy Blazer, in order to differentiate this short-wheelbase 4x4 from its C10 and C20 truck brethren. Fortunately for GM, the Blazer was a huge hit, continuing production as a full-size model for more than two decades. GM truck enthusiasts, classic truck fans, and off-roaders love the platform for its … Continue reading »






65 Impala SS - A Clean Slate

John Agres, of Costa Mesa, California, had always wanted a '65 Impala SS. He had long been a fan of the sleek styling of this Chevy coupe, but he wanted to find a completely stock model to start his restoration project—a clean slate, so to speak. Fortunately for John, he came across this '65 about 14 years ago, and knew it was the one. When John bought the car, it … Continue reading »






Yenko 50th Reunion Sponsored by Classic Industries

Classic Industries is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2016 Yenko Sports Car 50th Reunion, which took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 16th and 17th. The event was located on the 18th hole of the Schenley Park Golf Course, as part of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) International Car Show. There were 200,000 people in attendance, and the warm weather and sunny skies made the Yenko 50th Reunion … Continue reading »






1965 Impala Wagon - Slick Long Roof

Station wagons, estates, family-haulers, or long-roofs—no matter what you call them, you're probably aware that these vehicles had humble origins. Rather than tearing down the racetrack, station wagons were originally intended to transport large groups in comfort, along with all their belongings. However, some classic station wagons have diverged from this utilitarian design, thanks to modifications applied by their owners. This 1965 Impala wagon belongs to Andy Uphoff, of Costa Mesa, … Continue reading »






1956 Bel Air Restoration - From the Ground Up

Here at Classic Industries, we love to see what customers can do with the restoration parts we offer. Sometimes, they simply put the finishing touches on project vehicles that are nearly complete—other times, they rebuild classic cars from the ground up using parts from our catalogs. Daniel Brito, of Montebello, California, falls into the second category. His stunning 1956 Bel Air started out as a $500 husk of its former glory, … Continue reading »






1969 Kingswood Wagon - Old-School Family Hauler

Back in 1969, the term "SUV" didn't exist, and even the concept of the minivan was still in its infancy. At that time, if you wanted a vehicle to transport your family and all their belongings in a single vehicle, you looked to the venerable station wagon. These long, low-slung vehicles combined the practicality of a sedan (like the Chevy Impala) with the spaciousness of a full-size truck (like the Chevy Suburban). This … Continue reading »






1969 Chevy C10 - Home-Built Project Truck

Here at Classic Industries, we like to see projects in all stages of completion. Sometimes we'll see customer cars that are still covered in cobwebs after being rescued from a dark garage, and other times we'll come across builds that are completed and polished down to every last detail. It's all part of the classic car restoration process. The 1969 Chevy C10 seen here is clearly still a work in progress, as … Continue reading »






valiant66_1

For many of us, high school was an exciting time, thanks to the independence of finally being able to drive. There was no more requirement to ride a bike or beg friends and family to drop you off—with your first car, the world was your oyster. Most of us eventually got used to that feeling of total freedom as we got older. However, for the owner of this 1966 Valiant Signet—Tom Groseclose, of … Continue reading »






Grey 70 Camaro Z28 01

For younger guys like Andres Vasquez, of Santa Ana, California, the rising value of classic muscle cars can make it difficult to find a project vehicle that's affordable. This is especially true of iconic models like the '70 Camaro Z28. Over the last few decades, the value of these cars has skyrocketed. It would be easy to move on to a newer and more attainable project vehicle, and this is often what happens. However, … Continue reading »