1968 Chev Impala
My nephew Glenn shares a love for cars like me, as do many of my nephews.
In February 1994 he shouted himself a fancy 20th birthday present when he purchased this beautiful sedan. Apart from the dragway mags he fitted later, and the floor shift for the powerglide 2 speed auto, dual sports exhaust, this car was very much std.
The chev had been owned by a friend of drag racing legend Victor Bray and in the late 80’s the car had a worked 350 V8 under the bonnet which is why the larger dual exhaust was fitted.
The owner of the car before Glenn bought it would often put the car into Chev shows where the car won awards for ‘best paint’ several years running. At this time it had a std 307 V8 installed.
Glenn kept the car for a few years before trading it in for a later model, more economic vehicle due to his impending marriage to his partner Chris.
However, tucked away deep in his garage is a complete, and totally standard FC Holden Sedan just waiting for him to find the time and make the decision. Now he’s a qualified mechanic … does he restore? Or Customise?