My Classic Car: 1960 Chevrolet Impala

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

My car guy dad had a wide variety of really cool cars in his days. Around the time of the mid-sixties popular TV Show Batman my dad had a a sleek black 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop that looked very similar to the Batmobile. That was the first of two ‘60 Impala hardtops my dad owned in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

It’s been my lifelong dream, ever since I learned to talk, to one day have my own ‘60 Chevy Impala 2 door. Sometimes dreams come true. In June of 2000, my wife Susan and I flew out to New Mexico to visit my eldest brother and look at a recently restored White ‘60 Impala 2-door hardtop! It looked just like my dad’s second ‘60 Impala.

My lifelong dream of owning a ‘60 Impala actually came true, thanks to my dear and kindhearted wife and best friend Susan.

I’m writing this on what would have been my dad’s 86th birthday, January 8. My dad passed on to be with the good Lord just a few days ago. My dad built and owned several really cool street rod and classic cars in his 85 plus years. He was a motorhead, a true hero, and a really fun and funny Dad!

-John G., Virginia

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