Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #60

This week's car pic was more of a struggle. The 1960s ushered in a much different era in car design. Vehicles were far more angular and boxy - compared to the chrome roamers of the 1950s - and we started to see the rise of the muscle car.

1960 Chevrolet Impala. To me, the '60 Impala straddled the two worlds. The front end was 1960s, with clean, straight lines. The rear end retained the big, albeit sideways, tailfins that exemplified the styling of the '50s. As the 1960s progressed, the Impala would square off, eventually turning into a clone of the Chevelle.

Greatest. Car. Ad. EVER.

It would ape the Chevelle until the mid-70s, when it turned into the Caprice, which it held through the 1980s, and then for a brief period in the 1990s, when it was the sport version of the Caprice, called the Impala SS. It was then turned into a generic sedan in the early 2000s, and has remained such ever since.

A shame they couldn't have let the badge go after the SS in the '90s...

That is all.


Old NFO said...

Yep, that ad was a winner, and so was the car! Especially after a little 'tuning' was done... :-)

Anonymous said...

In college I went bow
hunting with another member of the
pistol club who had a black Impala.
Kinda of rough but it got us to the
woods and back, and got him through

Am not really a Chevy guy but always
sort of liked the Impala from that era.