LIMA — The Chevrolet Impala is perhaps the most widely recognized Chevy model, aside from the Corvette.
The Impala has broken sales records with more than 13 million cars sold during the 59 years it has rolled off a General Motors assembly line.
Pat Law, of Lima, has been the proud owner of his 1964 Impala for five years.
“I did all the work with a couple of buddies,” said Law.
The Impala was introduced in 1958 and was produced until 1985, when production ceased for a short amount of time. Production of Impala’s began again from 1994 to 1996 then again in 2000 to 2020. It is rumored that production will cease again after February of 2020.
The six taillight assembly sets the Impala apart from other vehicles. The 1964 model year was styled with a more rounder look. The 1964 model was popular in its day as well. Car enthusiasts state that the 1964 Impala brought a premium price in the used-car market.
The room in an Impala is what attracted families to purchase them, and the sporty body style charmed the rest of America. Prices for a new 1964 Chevy Impala convertible tan were approximately $3,200. A two-door hardtop came in at $2,900.
Law was attracted to the classic style and body lines of this 1964 Impala.
“I just really enjoy it,” said Law.
Law’s Chevy is equipped with hydraulics. The space in the trunk allows for the hydraulic lifts plus room for more.
“It’s big enough for the hydraulics, lawn chair and coolers,” said Law.