Monday, January 31, 2011

Classic

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'59 Chevy Impala 1

Out cruising yesterday, desperate for material for the week. This beauty was sitting at the side of the road in Forest Park. It is a restored 1959 Chevrolet Impala, a serious piece of classic Detroit iron. Strange, though, that General Motors named this model (it's still in use) after a slender and agile East African herbivore. This baby isn't any of those things.

We have a severe ice, then sleet, then snow, then plunging temperatures and howling wind storm moving in on us today. The clairvoyants say we may have .75 inch / 2 cm on ice on the ground by late tonight. Who knows, maybe I won't be able to get to work. May have to sit around the house, editing pictures and writing comments. But I'll probably get to work.

There's a photograph in need of a supply of Zoloft on Downtown St. Louis 365.

'59 Chevy Impala 2

'59 Chevy Impala 3

14 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe cette Impala, un tres beau design

cieldequimper said...

I'm not too sure about the colour but yes, that's a beauty allright.

I haven't forgotten, I've actually got a post-it sitting on the desk. It had disappeared for a while under a pile of paperwork. I did the paperwork yesterday and fished it out!

Peter said...

a classic - in every way!

Bibi said...

Boy, that IS a beauty....we had a red one, but this metallic sort of green is great...probably not the original color, but who cares? Love it.

nathalie said...

Nice !
Thanks for your comment

nathalie said...

... thanks for your comment about Ikea. So Ikea hasen't reached the heart of your country eh? And Marie-Noyale says that the branch they opened in Larchmont ended up closing down so making it isn't as easy as it sounds.

Sharon said...

What a beauty this is. I remember as a kid my dad had one of these in a sort of rosey red.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent!

Virginia said...

Now that brings back some memories! Stay warm!
V

Anonymous said...

That is one gorgeous car. I should look so good myself since I am vintage 1959 too!

MyVintageCameras said...

We used to make beautiful cars. Now they all look the same!

Jilly said...

Superb photos of an 'only in America' car!

brattcat said...

This is such a classy way of going "green". We're also anticipating a humdinger of a storm. Stay safe.

J.R. said...

Hahah awesome! This is my car. I have owned it for about 5 1/2 years and just had the paint and body restored in November. Next step is freshening up the interior.

I saw you taking these photos Sunday morning probably around 11:30. I was playing frisbee in Forest Park in the field adjacent to where it was parked. Nice shots! Enjoy!