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Dragonoake 10-06-2012 05:35 PM

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?

poncho62 10-06-2012 06:23 PM

Woulda, coulda, shoulda..........but, it didnt happen........nice to dream I guess.

I liked the 57 as is...actually, I liked the tri five plain models best......150 2dr sedan

Bryan59EC 10-06-2012 09:50 PM

The Impala appeared in 1958 as a sub-series of the BelAir.

Means you had to order a BelAir with the Impala option.
Impala became a series of it's own in 1959

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