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The Chevrolet Impala has been the most popular American automotive nameplate of all time (I'm almost positive)... Which Impala was your favorite? I saw mine on Halloween night 1961, when my parents came home with a gleaming new 1962 Impala Sport Sedan (4-door hardtop), white with the red stripe down the belt line, and that gorgeous red interior with the subtle black stripes and chrome buttons; it had the small block 283 V8, Powerglide (2-speed) automatic transmission, and a rear-mounted radio mast antenna. I fell in love with the Chevrolet Impala that night, over 44 years ago, as a not-quite 10 year old kid, and I've been driving Chevrolets for almost my entire life. I currently own a 2004 Impala LS with the sport appearance package; it's white, of course, but with the beige leather interior; I also just bought my family a 2005 Bermuda Blue Tahoe LT (although I now wish that I would've waited for the '07). So, what was your favorite Impala? Edited by 62impala
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I like many Impala model years, but I am just a big 94-96 SS freak, so heres my vote for that. That is tough though because the early years are so very nice.
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Tough question, because lots of them were great. I really like the '61s, especially in 'vert form.
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I like many Impala model years, but I am just a big 94-96 SS freak, so heres my vote for that.

That is tough though because the early years are so very nice.

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Hmmm... '61, '62, '66, '71-'72, '78-'79, '94-'96.
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1972 was a good looking year, especially the Impala Custom Coupe.
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The '96. As with GM custom, it was killed once everything was made right.
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OK, before you beat me, I'm not serious. '58 had nice lower lights that remind me of that one Cadillac design with the two lower lights underneath the headlights. The '66 was sleek and sporty looking for its size. I really don't know enough about the early ones to pick a definitive favorite.
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Nuff Said ???????

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IMO, I'm not sure that the Impala was the most popular model. I've seen reports that say the Chevelle held that title, and then for youse 60's folks, don't forget
that Bel Air came first!
B)
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So, what was your favorite Impala?


Can't say I really have a favorite.....

My grandparents had an early '70s Impala ('74, iirc) ... and I absolutely loved that car.....

Other than that, I like the '58 Impala....


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My absolute favorite is the 1977-79( Though the 1980-85 night be included in that). Honarable mentions are the 1969-70 and the 1971-76.
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I always liked the 1977-85 versions, mostly because my Grandma owned a 1978 brown wagon, with a tan or so vinyl interior. And my friend's Mom at one time had a 1982 sedan, saddled with the V-6 engine and 3-speed automatic transmission. For some reason, I used to want a light blue 1983 sedan-I always liked the front grille on those. The 1969-70 had nice styling too.
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We had a '67 Caprice (Impala with more toys), so I am a little biased. '65 (which was the Impala's best year ever for sales) would be a very close second. We have a customer who pulls in here with a white on white '65 convertible in great shape. It is strange to see these cars today because they are so spartan inside, compared to today's cars. She has power windows, no radio, no a/c. The dash is nice, but pretty devoid of gadgets.
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I know very little about the pre-94 Impalas. Styling aside, I'll pick the '06 as my favorite for its powerful, fuel-efficient SS engine.
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I like many Impala model years, but I am just a big 94-96 SS freak, so heres my vote for that.

That is tough though because the early years are so very nice.

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Not really an Impala fan. Too common IMO. Don't care for most Chevy cars from a standpoint of wanting to own one for the same reason.
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