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The Forgotten First Impala

The latter half of the 1950s brought a bold, dramatic new direction for General Motors’ styling, particularly at Chevrolet. Without separate fenders bulging out of the coachwork, the smooth-box ’55–’57 Bel Airs became instant classics. The ’59 Impala, with its wild batwing fins and nested teardrop taillights, though controversial, was daring and fresh from every angle. Many claim the similar 1960 models straightened that design motif into the best-looking big Chevy yet. Consumers seemed to...


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