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Old 10-06-2012, 05:35 PM
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57 Impala

I was reading that the 57 Chevy was originally going to be built on a new larger shell, but financial constraints forced a remake of the 55-6 body ....

That got me to thinking ...
What if there was a limited edition 57 Impala based on the Buick Special shell? Something that was unmistakably a Chevy (not a wannabe Caddy like the El Morocco), and yet a little bit more ....

Maybe it would have had somewhat more flamboyant chrome, a 59 dash (which would have been in R&D by 1957 and goes nicely with the swept-back styling of the 57), twin 56 tail lights, and an Impala SS interior featuring an array of gadgets to rival the Turnpike Cruiser

Any thoughts?
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