CC Outtake: 1982 Chevrolet Impala – Basic B-Body Goodness


[ED: Our moratorium on American land yachts has been lifted. Enjoy!]

It’s amazing to think of how the Impala went from top of the line luxo-cruiser in 1958 to the bottom of the barrel “economy” big car by the late ’70s and early ’80s. Granted, that is no longer the case today, but in 1982 this was the cheapest B-body one could purchase. With all of the 1980-85 Impalas crashed and blown up by Hollywood as police cars, contemporary Caprices far outnumber these Impalas.


This one has survived rather well for being an original Flint-purchased, up north living car. I captured this car the same day as the ’91 Caprice wagon (coming soon), but this one was up the road a ways, in West Branch, MI.


I would have taken more pics, including interior shots, but there were a lot of people around, and the keys were in it! I have enough problems, I don’t need the cops following me around too!