Collectibility

The original “tire-burning” cars, such as the Chevrolet Camaro, AMC Machine, Buick Gran Sport, Dodge Charger R/T, Ford Mustang, Oldsmobile 4-4-2, Plymouth GTX, and Pontiac GTO, are “collector’s items for classic car lovers”. Reproduction sheet metal parts and, in some cases, even complete body shells are available for purchase. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car)   Advertisements

Origin

Opinions on the origin of the muscle car vary, but the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, created in response to public interest in speed and power, is often cited as the first muscle car. It featured America’s first high-compression overhead valve V8 in the smaller, lighter Oldsmobile 76/Chevy body for six-cylinder engines (as opposed to bigger … More Origin

Limited Edition

The ninth generation model remained in production in LS, LT, and LTZ trim until the 2016 model year as a rental, fleet, and police car only under the revised model name Impala Limited. The consolidated plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada continued making the Impala Limited, along with the Chevrolet Equinox. Production ended in May 2016. … More Limited Edition

Fourth generation

The 1967 model was redesigned with enhanced Coke bottle styling which featured Corvette-inspired front and rear fender bulges. The curves were the most pronounced with the 1967–1968 models. In keeping with federal regulations, safety features were built into Impalas during the 1967 and 1968 model years, including a fully collapsible energy-absorbing steering column, side marker … More Fourth generation

Chevy – The beginning

The Impala was Chevrolet’s most expensive passenger model through 1965, and had become the best-selling automobile in the United States. The Impala name was first used for the full-sized 1956 General Motors Motorama show car that bore Corvette-like design cues, especially the grille. Painted emerald green metallic, with a white interior, the Impala featured hardtop … More Chevy – The beginning