DEFIANCE — Ron and Brenda Wheeler, of Defiance, brought their Chevrolet’s to the Lima Chevrolet Cadillac Charity Car Show. Ron drove his 1934 Chevy Pickup while his wife, Brenda, drove her 1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop.
Ron Wheeler has owned this beautiful pickup since 1986. He restored it in four years. Wheeler did everything himself with the exception of the upholstery.
“We drive it all the time,” said Wheeler.
Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of truck history this year, with the first truck rolling off the line in 1918. While the main purpose of Chevy trucks in the beginning was for farming and small businesses, Chevy capitalized on its design and craftsmanship, making Chevy trucks one of the best selling vehicles for the brand.
Brenda Wheeler has owned her 1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop for just a year.
“We found it in California, flew out to take a look and bought it onsite,” said Wheeler.
She is especially fond of her Bubbletop, as it’s the same year that she was born.
“Bubbletops” had a thin rear roof pillar and an oversized rear window. In 1961 the Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop sold for approximately $2,700.