(by PRNDL, driving his namesake car in 1968)
Here I am in ’68 getting ready for my driver’s test – well, not quite yet.
This white with red interior 1963 Impala Sport Coupe ignited my Chevy gene and serves as the inspiration for my handle, PRNDL. This was a 327 Turbo Fire with Powerglide. Does anyone else remember that cool PG whine at idle?
Dad had this one from 1966 until the summer of ’70 when it was t-boned on the passenger side by a ’68 Impala wagon. Luckily, my shotgun-riding oldest brother (not the one in the 2nd pic) escaped unscathed, even though the passenger quarter panel & window folded quite neatly into the rear seat.
I recall shopping for body supplies at the local NAPA store with mydad a couple of years before the accident. It’s amazing what a can of Martin Senour putty, some primer, a few cans of rattle can Ermine white plus a chunk of 2×4 for backup can do to hide bite marks from the tin worm.
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