WAPAKONETA — Jerry Lynch, of Wapakoneta, had to wait five years before driving his 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible, but it was worth it.
He’s owned it for 10 years but completed a frame-off restoration, which made him wait on cruising in his beauty.
“I have changed about every bolt. New motor, transmission and front-end. There is a 350 Crate motor with automatic transmission and overdrive,” Lynch said.
The Chevy Impala remained Chevy’s top seller in 1966. The car received a minor face lift from the previous year’s model, which included the addition of chrome, inside as well as outside the car. New engine options were available as well. Chevrolet rode into the 1960s garnering the popular vehicle of the decade, and 1966 was no exception.
Lynch takes his beauty to car shows, including the Westgate Charity Car Show. He cites his favorite memory as being behind the wheel.
“Just driving it. Can’t beat driving it,” Lynch said.