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Chevrolet Impala Sedan - 220
page last updated: 22 February 2017
|This is the second appearance in the range of a car which was to be a staple of the Corgi range
right through the next decade and into the Seventies. This being its first outing in civilian mode, the '59 Chevy Impala, one of my favourite cars of
all time too. To me this is the quintessential American car and should I ever be
rich enough to buy some US classics this will be first on the shopping list.
I've never driven one or even ridden in one, I didn't even see a real one until
I was 50, but it was just as fabulous in real life as I imagined.
This car appeared as a Police cruiser, a Fire Chief car, a taxi and a civilian saloon in this casting and then was re-made in a two-piece casting with a lot of vacuum plated plastic bright work and released in new versions of all four guises. Not content with that there came the two dog vans (Kennel Club & Chipperfields). They certainly got their moneys worth out of the old Impala.
The one-piece casting, civilian version of the Impala was released in 1960 and replaced in 1965. You will see it in Delft Rose, Powder Blue and Metallic Red. Seats can be red or yellow and it can be found with spun or turned hubs. The Delft Rose version is the best priced of the three colours.