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1963 Impala - Classy Sixty-Three

The Chevy Impala is a vehicle we've seen rebuilt in just about every imaginable configuration, ranging from resto-mods packed with modern high-performance parts to intricate custom lowriders made for cruising low and slow. But despite these many eye-catching variations on the platform, the Impala is a vehicle that can still look gorgeous in its original condition or with a few subtle modifications. The 1963 Impala seen here is a wonderful example of what we mean.

The Chevy Impala is a vehicle we've seen rebuilt in just about every imaginable configuration, ranging from resto-mods packed with modern high-performance parts to intricate custom lowriders made...

1958 Chevy Bel Air - The Tri Five's Successor

The 1955-'57 Chevy Tri Five was a hugely successful line, and to this day remains one of the greatest icons of classic American car culture. But there was a catch for General Motors. As is often the case with this degree of success, consumers' expectations were high and the Tri Five would be a tough act to follow. Knowing this, GM designers and engineers put a lot of work into its successor, the 1958 Full Size Chevy line.

The 1955-'57 Chevy Tri Five was a hugely successful line, and to this day remains one of the greatest icons of classic American car culture. But there was a catch for General Motors. As is often...

1964 Impala - Open-Air Cruiser

These days, if you want a taste of the windswept convertible experience but don't want a car with a soft top, you can always look for a vehicle with a sunroof. However, it wasn't always so easy. Back in the 1960s, models with an optional sunroof were few and far between, and power-operated ones were even rarer. Chris Howder, of Lakewood, California, wanted a sunroof on his '64 Impala, so he sourced one from a Cadillac and had it retrofitted into the Chevy's roof.

These days, if you want a taste of the windswept convertible experience but don't want a car with a soft top, you can always look for a vehicle with a sunroof. However, it wasn't always so easy....

63 Impala SS - Bagged Drop-Top

The Chevy Impala has been associated with the lowrider subculture since its inception, and it's easy to see why. With its long, elegant body, abundant chrome trim, powerful V8 engine options, and smooth ride, the Impala was born to cruise and look good doing it. Hydraulics have always been popular in the lowrider scene, but the development of modern air suspension systems provides a smooth-riding alternative to hydros.

The Chevy Impala has been associated with the lowrider subculture since its inception, and it's easy to see why. With its long, elegant body, abundant chrome trim, powerful V8 engine options, and...

1961 Impala SS - Giddyup 409

In December 1960, Chevrolet announced the introduction of the Impala Super Sport for the 1961 model year. With this new trim level came a potent new 409-cubic-inch V8 engine that would catapult the Impala into a new era of high performance.

In December 1960, Chevrolet announced the introduction of the Impala Super Sport for the 1961 model year. With this new trim level came a potent new 409-cubic-inch V8 engine that would catapult...

1960 Impala - LS3 Restomod

1960 was a unique year for the Chevy Impala. That year, it followed the aggressive aircraft-inspired look of the 1959 model but preceded the more subdued 1961 redesign. As a result, its styling falls somewhere in between the two. It retains the prominent "bat wing" rear fins, but pairs them with a sleeker front grille, and replaces the '59 model's large teardrop tail lamps with three conical lamps on each side.

1960 was a unique year for the Chevy Impala. That year, it followed the aggressive aircraft-inspired look of the 1959 model but preceded the more subdued 1961 redesign. As a result, its styling...

1962 Impala SS - 327ci Daily-Driver

We appreciate all styles of automotive restoration, from high-tech restomod builds to original-style restoration projects. But when it comes to the latter category, we're especially fond of cars that stay true to their original styling and are also daily-driven. Rolling down the highway looking just like they did brand-new, these vehicles are like time capsules on four wheels, and they take us back to a wonderful time in automotive history.

We appreciate all styles of automotive restoration, from high-tech restomod builds to original-style restoration projects. But when it comes to the latter category, we're especially fond of cars...

1965 Impala - Cross-Country Cruiser

America is a huge country, and one that's full of a tremendously diverse variety of landscapes, people, food, music, and culture. Each state and city has its own identity, famous landmarks, and beautiful sights to experience. That's why traveling across the United States is such a fun and memorable experience, especially when it's in the form of a road trip.

The cross-country road trip is a wonderful thing, and it's even better if you love to drive the open road. Miles of smooth asphalt, the wind in your face, your favorite tunes on the radio, and the thrum of an American V8 engine in the background — we'd say it doesn't get much better than that.

America is a huge country, and one that's full of a tremendously diverse variety of landscapes, people, food, music, and culture. Each state and city has its own identity, famous landmarks, and...

1961 Impala - Bubble Top Restomod

The 1961 Impala is often referred to as a bubble top car, and when you look closely at the styling, it's not hard to see why. The A-pillars that flank the windshield have a distinct curvature, giving the impression that the front of the greenhouse is bowed outward.

Then there's the large back glass, which incorporates thin and heavily-sloped C-pillars. On the sides of the car, the frameless windows can be rolled down to reveal no central B-pillar, completing the smooth bubble appearance.

The 1961 Impala is often referred to as a bubble top car, and when you look closely at the styling, it's not hard to see why. The A-pillars that flank the windshield have a distinct curvature,...

1964 Impala SS - Sixty-Four Fanatic

Chevrolet has produced some extremely iconic cars over the years, including the '57 Bel Air and the '69 Camaro. But few models are more revered than the '64 Impala SS, especially in the custom cruiser and lowrider communities. This car has been immortalized in movies, TV shows, music, and even video games. Its long, smooth lines look just as good today as they did in 1964.

We've met many Impala fans over the years, but none have been more passionate about this car than Joe Ali, of Huntington Beach, CA. Joe currently owns two 1964 Impalas, and we previously featured his Adobe Beige '64 Impala SS on The Parking Lot. Prior to these two cars, he owned six 1965 Impalas — yes, you read that right, six.

Chevrolet has produced some extremely iconic cars over the years, including the '57 Bel Air and the '69 Camaro. But few models are more revered than the '64 Impala SS, especially in the custom...