Old cars have a habit of bringing a smile to your face when you drive them. But even more importantly, they seem to bring smiles to others around you. I recently got to go with the owner of this 1964 Chevrolet Impala 409 to a local car show. And when we left the ‘64 Pontiac GTO that was next to us struck up a…
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Welcome to TL;DR Reviews! This is the place where you can learn useful information about a car faster than you can name all five members of *NSYNC, which is a completely useless thing to know. Today’s car comes from the same neomodern, boy-band-crazed era, but is it any good?
I bought something that I think should help clarify what kind of car I am driving to those who’ve never heard of it (all people).
Those period tires... just let me drive it!
I talked to the owner briefly. He told me that it's a 1964 Impala SS.
There's just something damn impressive about a full size fastback coupe. Like the Ford Gran Torino, or the Dodge Charger, this 1968 Chevrolet Impala has all the style of the smaller pony cars of the era, but trades speed for swagger. This super-duper clean example was spotted in Toronto. It was absolutely ruling…
He had this Impala SS before he became a family man. Now he has 9 kids but he didn't want a minivan; so he transformed it into a kick ass SS Limo. I call it the SStrech. Another pic below. (My friend Anthony took these pics)
My 68 year old mother throws this pic up on FB for TBT.
Dem classics #ThrowBackThursday
But can it really be? I've never read consumer report, so I have no idea what they were testing and comparing for.
My car is the antithesis of a Jalopnik reader's car. It is big, it is slow, it is front wheel drive, and it is an automatic. The interior is full of fake wood and hard plastic, and it's not even brown or a diesel. It's the base trim of the model range, and the sporting version, the "good" version, was voted the…
You will want to check out the four wagon in this post.
Nah, didn't think so!
Everyday should be Friday!
And we're back... This is The Opposite Locker where we try and sort out the cool from the square. This is a discussion system detailing how cool a car is, not how fast, fun, or frivolous it may be, but how well it looks in the cat's pajamas.
My new (well, new to me) 2002 Chevrolet Impala LS needed to have her windshield replaced: it wasn't cracked, but years of highway driving by the previous owner had sandblasted the thing. It was covered in tiny scratches, and when hit directly by light - like other headlights, rising/setting sun, the photons would be…