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My Classic Car: 1960 Chevrolet Impala

Some dreams do come true

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My car guy dad had a wide variety of really cool cars in his days. Around the time of the mid-sixties popular TV Show Batman my dad had a a sleek black 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop that looked very similar to the Batmobile. That was the first of two β€˜60 Impala hardtops my dad owned in the late β€˜60s and early β€˜70s.

It’s been my lifelong dream, ever since I learned to talk, to one day have my own β€˜60 Chevy Impala 2 door. Sometimes dreams come true. In June of 2000, my wife Susan and I flew out to New Mexico to visit my eldest brother and look at a recently restored White β€˜60 Impala 2-door hardtop! It looked just like my dad’s second β€˜60 Impala.

My lifelong dream of owning a β€˜60 Impala actually came true, thanks to my dear and kindhearted wife and best friend Susan.

I’m writing this on what would have been my dad’s 86th birthday, January 8. My dad passed on to be with the good Lord just a few days ago. My dad built and owned several really cool street rod and classic cars in his 85 plus years. He was a motorhead, a true hero, and a really fun and funny Dad!

-John G., Virginia

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I was around 7 years old and my Dad bought a 1959 Chevrolet station wagon. It was light blue. My younger Brother and I used to love sitting in the rear facing seat next to the rear window. It was in the family until they bought a new 1969 Impala 4 door and they gave the wagon to a couple of newlyweds as a present and they took it on their “honeymoon”

  2. My uncle bought a Midnight Blue 1963 Galaxie 4 door hard top with a T Bird 427 new in Langley B.C. The dealer had to replace a few automatics because of failures but they finally installed a semi prototype c6 and problem solved. I remember doing 120 mph in that car. Beautiful

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