1964 Chevrolet Impala SS | Red Passion
Article excerpt: “As a pioneer in the Lowrider movement in the ‘90s, Carlos had always wanted a ‘64 Impala. The car is considered by many to be a seminal model in the culture, and Carlos was ever so determined to get the keys to one.”
Why we love it: “James McHugh of McHugh’s Auto Body took the Impala from streetcar to show car by adding a four-pump, four-dump CCE hydraulic setup and notching the frame for the drive shaft. Still not satisfied, Carlos had master painter Keoni Teixiera from Sunrise, Florida add three shades of House Of Kolor patterns and gold leafing that flows throughout the body and even on the new set of Dayton Wire Wheels! The top was repainted in a tan pearl and pin stripes were added to accentuate the paint.”
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1964 Chevrolet Impala | Game IV Life
Article excerpt: “Throughout the years, Harvey has had multiple cars but in 1991, he and his wife purchased this 1964 Impala. ‘My goal was to have a decent car to represent our car club, our city, and our community in a respectable manner.”
Why we love it: “The build was such a long process that Harvey had car parts laying around in the garage, bedroom, and even the kitchen. He got help from Gabe, who assembled the car in his garage and also received assistance from Bobby Morris and Tony Rodriguez. ‘The build of a car can be stressful but the end result outweighs the all those headaches and I believe that with the support of your family and the praise of God that anything is possible.”
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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible | Katrina
Article excerpt: “The final upgrade was tweaking the suspension and the experts at Del Toro reinforced the frame and created the hydraulic setup using three Del Toro pumps with engraved backing plates. A four-switch panel controls all the moves the Impala can make. Walt, from Street Toyz, added the finishing touches on the car’s frame, relocating the brake lines and adding high strength, upper and lower control arms. A linear actuator lifts the trunk so spectators can marvel at the level of engineering artistry. In every way possible, this Impala convertible is now a full custom that anyone would be proud of.”
Why we love it: “When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it gave everyone a reminder about what was really important in their lives. Suddy took the reflection from it as well and while Suddy wasn’t able to share his passions with his parents, he certainly shares them with his wife Desiree and their three girls, Sierra, Summer, and Sienna. You can find them spending every moment they can in the family’s cool new Chevy.”
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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Rag Top | Bittersweet
Article excerpt: “Once it was home, ‘Big T’ and the boys started work on the classic Chevy. Before they could complete the car, Big T and the boys lost interest; pushing the ‘64 to the back burner as life had given them all different priorities. Years went by and though he tried to sell it, the sale of the ’64 never worked out for one reason or another. Obviously, the Impala was meant to stay in the Vargas family.”
Why we love it: “While this particular ragtop took an awful long time to complete, Big T and Possum never gave up, and the result is this amazing black beauty you see here.”
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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS | L.A. Hennessy
Article excerpt: “The Culver's reinforced and wrapped the frame and body for strength. Josh enlisted the help of Kenny Ochs in Louisville for the engine work. The motor was removed and completely rebuilt, and a Ford nine-inch rear end was added.”
Why we love it: “The '64 got a full makeover by Kenny Ochs in Louisville, Kentucky. The V8 327-c.i.d. was removed and rebuilt. Everything was chromed and painted to match. A 750 Holley carburetor was installed. The turbo 350 transmission has a shift kit installed. A custom handmade fan shroud out of aluminum was bolted in. The vacuum lines were given the hard line treatment.”
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We cannot forget the historic '64 Impalas not included in the list above – the builds that won shows, inspired builders and wowed show goers. Below are two such Impalas you may remember: Loco '64 and Gypsy Rose.
"George Torrez and his very famous 'Loco 64' Impala was a three-time Lowrider of the Year champion. The award is won by the most tallied points in all categories from our Lowrider Judging system and is won at the Lowrider Super Show. The Tilt front end and Candy Red paint job by Rod Powell along with a fully loaded under carriage and best turn table display ever, made this 64' Impala hard to compete with," - Joe Ray, Editor.
1964 Chevrolet Impala | Gypsy Rose
Article excerpt: "This car was laced with one heck of a paintjob which included one hundred and fifty hand painted roses, each taking about an hour and a half to complete, thanks to the over twenty-five hundred leaf petals borne on the design. The crew also added cobb webbing, scrolling, and striping on the design to accent the pink base...Jesse Valadez was also honored with the Lowrider Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Honor for his community work and years of service as the President of the Imperials Car Club."
Full article: A Tribute To "Mr. Imperial Material" Jesse Valadez, Sr.