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Username Post: Best Year Impala Poll        (Topic#283827)
bowtieollie 
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07-09-12 05:57 AM - Post#2246026    

Here ya go...

A true to life CT poll - runs from 1958 to 1977



Best Year Impala
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
You may choose one option.
Votes accepted from 07-09-12 05:57 AM to 07-23-13 05:57 AM.
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You are not allowed to vote in this poll.
Bowtieollie
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Edited by bowtieollie on 07-10-12 04:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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arnieg141 
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07-09-12 06:25 AM - Post#2246042    
    In response to bowtieollie

bowtie this kind of vote needs to be for all ct members to see . not just going to the 58 to 60 section . if they had there choice what yr. impala would they like to own.. your thought was right

GET ER DONE .. AS I GET OLDER I LIKE FAST CARS I CAN STILL DRIVE. AND VERY SLOW WOMEN I CAN CATCH while still able..arnie garrison


 
mac1 
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07-09-12 07:52 AM - Post#2246064    
    In response to bowtieollie

Ollie, that's not fair, you only get to vote once.

Mac
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bowtieollie 
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07-09-12 02:27 PM - Post#2246215    
    In response to mac1

Okay Guys,

Poll from 1958 - 1977 models and is posted in all the big body forums up to 1980.

Runs until July 23rd - let the prettiest Impala WIN!

Bowtieollie
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DonSSDD 
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07-09-12 05:50 PM - Post#2246326    
    In response to bowtieollie

Ollie, I voted for a 58. But I like my 59 and 62. What did you vote for?

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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Hards..60 
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07-10-12 06:09 AM - Post#2246482    
    In response to DonSSDD

Even though I own a '60, I like the 58

Roger.

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bowtieollie 
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07-11-12 04:59 PM - Post#2247156    
    In response to DonSSDD

Hi Don,

Had to vote for the '58. I mean I am the TA for the VCCA for '58's - so I can't cheat on the 'ol girl.

But I did own a '61 once, and I just LOVE '62 Bel Airs - but that's not an Impala. Then I have this gorgeous '75 Caprice rag in the barn - but again - she is not an Impala...

Bowtieollie
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fbi9c1 
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07-11-12 07:55 PM - Post#2247220    
    In response to bowtieollie

I loved my '58, '60, and '62. In fact, I love all of them except '63-64 and '75-76. But I had to vote for the '65.

Jim B.


 
3483x2 
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07-19-12 06:43 PM - Post#2250070    
    In response to bowtieollie

I know it'll sound biased, but it HAS to be '58 like I voted.
First year offering (sub-series of Bel Air), one year style, several introductory offerings like: (348,3X2 etc) 2nd year Posi's came in '57, and the ever popular triple tail lights which evolved to become the Impala icon. The '58 interior and dash arrangement still "gets me" every time.

Paul

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impala dude 831 
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07-21-12 08:30 PM - Post#2250746    
    In response to bowtieollie

Looks like the 59 is a creeper..



 
bowtieollie 
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07-23-12 12:54 PM - Post#2251238    
    In response to bowtieollie

Survey is CLOSED.

Results are interesting - considering this post was found in the 1958-1976 forums.

The winner is 1958

Second place is 1962

Third place is 1964

Tied for fourth is 1959/1963/1965

Fifth place is 1961

Sixth place is 1967

What really is sad is that 1971 only received one vote - and that in my opinion is one fine car - the most Cadillac in appearance (Caprice) and with the 454 - the ultimate turnpike cruiser.

The years which received no votes?

1970, 1972-1977

Okay Jens, we can breath easier.... the Swiffer Girls kept me honest and I did not take any payola to fudge the results.


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Willys36 
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08-30-12 12:23 PM - Post#2264815    
    In response to bowtieollie

Anyone notice the gradual end of the Harley Earl era (retired in '59) and the onset of 'corporate' (uninspired) styling?

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein


Edited by Willys36 on 08-30-12 12:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bowtie Crazy 
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09-07-12 02:00 PM - Post#2267447    
    In response to bowtieollie

  • bowtieollie Said:
Survey is CLOSED.

Results are interesting - considering this post was found in the 1958-1976 forums.

The winner is 1958

Second place is 1962

Third place is 1964

Tied for fourth is 1959/1963/1965

Fifth place is 1961

Sixth place is 1967

What really is sad is that 1971 only received one vote - and that in my opinion is one fine car - the most Cadillac in appearance (Caprice) and with the 454 - the ultimate turnpike cruiser.

The years which received no votes?

1970, 1972-1977

Okay Jens, we can breath easier.... the Swiffer Girls kept me honest and I did not take any payola to fudge the results.




But what position did 1960 take?It seems excluded from the results or am I missing something?

HEITA!
1956 Chevy Bel Air 4dr Hardtop LQ9 4L80E RHD
1960 Chevy Impala 4dr Sport Sedan 383 T350 RHD
1964 Chevy Impala SS LQ9 4L60E RHD


 
Gene_Schneider 
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12-25-13 07:22 PM - Post#2410518    
    In response to Bowtie Crazy

1958 was one of the best looking but the worst as far as problems are concerned.

ChevGene 1934 Master sedan 1939 Master DeLuxe Town Sedan 1950 Styline DeLuxe Power Glide 1957 Nomad 283 PG 1963 Corvair Convertible


 
Hugomiller 
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06-18-17 12:31 PM - Post#2696398    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Ok, what about 1960? That has to be the best - where is it?



 
Hugomiller 
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06-18-17 12:33 PM - Post#2696399    
    In response to Hugomiller

Also, isn't it strange that the vote drops with every passing year? After 63 they went downhill in my personal view, and the 70's were dire. Not just Chevys - all American cars. The optimism of the earlier styles was gone - Did it reflect the politics of the times I wonder?



 
drew1987 
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02-02-18 08:21 PM - Post#2723156    
    In response to Hugomiller

I’ve been loosing sleep over the ‘59. I have to have one. Had a chance at a pink 4 door sedan in 2012 for 3500. Wish I did it. If daily drive it spring summer fall. Will be years before I get one, now.


As for cars of the 70s (80s as well) yes they were lacking, BUT being born in 1987 and living in the rust belt where cars with chrome bumpers only exist at cruise nights, just about anything with them (chrome bumpers) has an appeal. Would I spend $4,000 on an 83 caprice or 76 olds eighty eight, no, but if I could get a clean one for $1000 that needs work, heck yes. Even some 90s unibody cars are starting to be neat as they are all but gone and cool to look at. Maybe deep down I’m a hipster?


Back to the 59.... literally cannot get my mind off of them. Those and post war olds/buick

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Edited by drew1987 on 02-02-18 08:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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