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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#8032 of 13618 1958 FIRST IMPALA
Feb 05, 2002 (4:51 pm)
Check the 2000 IMPALA sales brochure that includes a picture and reference to the first Impala in 1958.
An aside . . .
Just got back from a 1000 mile business trip and couldn't help but notice a lot of very B-I-G, last of the breed 1996 RWD GM vehicles on the road:
CHEVROLET IMPALA (were they only made in black?)
. . . and my personal favorite
#8033 of 13618 8th generation club
Feb 05, 2002 (5:16 pm)
So, I guess we are driving 8th gens.
'80-85(thru '89 as Caprice)
'94-96(as Impala SS and '90-96 as Caprice)
I seperated the '77-89 years because of all new sheetmetal in 1980.e
Talk about history! Few nameplates have ben around
for 44 years.
Feb 05, 2002 (8:07 pm)
Nice rims Impalaboy, I'd buy them in a heartbeat, but the Canadian customs fees/duties on such an item would probably make it very cost prohibitive. :o(
Feb 06, 2002 (7:32 am)
How did you figure that 58-60, 61-64 and so forth were generations? Back then they had planned obsolescence so they were re designed every year, the concept of "generations" was introduced with the imports I believe.
Feb 06, 2002 (7:49 am)
You are all forgetting Ron Howard's car in American Graffiti.
Feb 06, 2002 (11:10 am)
I believe the concept of generations originated with Corvette. This is my C3. The current generation is C5.
There was no 1983 Corvette.
#8040 of 13618 malibu
Feb 06, 2002 (11:25 am)
I am still not sure how they figure out generations because i do not know if they go by chassis or body style.
1st generation camaro was from 67-69. 2nd gen from 70-81, but the 2nd gen was built on the first gen floorpan. Same wheelbase even.
3rd gen was completely new. 4th gen was built on same floorpan(strengthened)and also the same wheelbase.
Don't know what the criteria is.
#8041 of 13618 b4z I belive it goes more by a "Radical" change than...
Feb 06, 2002 (11:49 am)
a sheetmetal change,they can change the sheetmetal/taillights/headlights 5 or more times within 10 years and it is still the same...Look at the Chevrolet Truck 1973 thru 1987, all those years and it was the same thing...then next gen. for 1988 thru 1998, they did a few hundred things different to the 1999+, hence a new generation... It goes by a certain overwhelming percentage of the car that is different or new to promote a new Generation...Don