Real Wheels: 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible owner: ‘They don’t make them like this anymore’


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Jerry Lynch, of Wapakoneta, enjoys working on old cars, including his 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible.

Jerry Lynch, of Wapakoneta, enjoys working on old cars, including his 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible.


WAPAKONETA — Jerry Lynch, of Wapakoneta, owns this 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible. He brought it to the Lima Chevrolet Cadillac Charity Car Show on Sunday.

Lynch has owned the car for nine to 10 years and enjoys working on old cars.

“They don’t make them like this anymore,” Lynch said.

The Chevrolet Impala debuted in 1958 and quickly became Chevy’s most popular full-size model. The Impala is credited with helping Chevrolet regain the No. 1 production spot in 1958.

The car is distinguished from other models by its triple taillights. The 1966 Chevy Impala would be the No. 2-selling convertible in the U.S. in 1966 with 38,000 sold. It was beaten by Ford’s Mustang that year.

Lynch isn’t afraid to drive his Impala, as he had just driven it 200 miles the previous day to a car show in Fairfield.

Jerry Lynch, of Wapakoneta, enjoys working on old cars, including his 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_1966-Chevy-Impala-Convertible.jpgJerry Lynch, of Wapakoneta, enjoys working on old cars, including his 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible.

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

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