CC On the Go Outtake: Patina, or Just a Neglected Beater?

I spotted this mid-70’s B Body in traffic in my town last week, and was able to squeeze off a few shots through my windshield. What do do you think? A Curbside Classic, or just a neglected beater?


Here’s  a closeup. I assume it’s a Chevy; were they all Caprice by then or could it be an Impala or Biscayne? It’s still getting use after 40 years though, so I say it’s a true CC. And by the way, I think this may answer any questions readers have about the existence of vehicle roadworthiness inspections in California. Interestingly, if it’s a ’76, it would require a biennial “smog” (tailpipe emissions and visual check) inspection.