What If: 1978 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop

We recently took a look at the 1962 Bel Air bubbletop, and while I can also appreciate the “fake convertible top” of the formal-roofed ’62 Impalas, there’s no denying that the 1961-62 bubbletop was a thing of beauty. What if the whole formal-roof fad never happened? What kind of B-body would we have gotten during the choice 1977-79 model run?

Here’s the original. The 1977-79 B-body Chevy coupes were attractive in their own right, but I have a feeling at least one of our frequent CC readers would have enjoyed a ’77 bubbletop (hint: his name starts with a “Z”).