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Username Post: Best Year Impala Poll        (Topic#283844)
bowtieollie 
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07-09-12 02:12 PM - Post#2246197    

Here ya go...

A true to life CT poll - runs from 1958 to 1977
What was the best year for Impala?



Best Year Impala poll
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 02:12 PM to 07-23-13 02:12 PM.
View results
You are not allowed to vote in this poll.
Bowtieollie
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Edited by bowtieollie on 07-10-12 04:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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Sweed62 
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07-09-12 03:17 PM - Post#2246251    
    In response to bowtieollie

This aint fair, when i click at -58 everythings fine, BUT when i click at -59 witch is just a year later, my -58 click is gone! Same things happened while clicking at -60, my belowed -62, -63 -64 and then the Impala that is going to take us out to space, is not even listed!

Svenne



 
Lamoogle 
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07-09-12 03:25 PM - Post#2246257    
    In response to bowtieollie

62 for me!!!



 
62sedan 
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07-09-12 03:25 PM - Post#2246258    
    In response to Sweed62

Svenne,

You can only vote for one year model.

Chuck






 
Sweed62 
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07-09-12 03:44 PM - Post#2246267    
    In response to 62sedan

Thats my point.
Well, i would say -62 then, i have been taken it to me like a pet.

Svenne

And then i read the conditions after wasting your time, sorry.



Edited by Sweed62 on 07-09-12 03:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
62BillT 
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07-09-12 03:52 PM - Post#2246272    
    In response to Sweed62

I wonder if anybody can guess which one I picked??

Bill

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-Vintage Chevrolet Club of America


 
roccaas 
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07-09-12 04:28 PM - Post#2246287    
    In response to 62BillT

I believe '63 was the biggest selling year, so America voted with their $$'s. That, and I have one....

20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Steve Jobs, and Bob Hope. Now we have no Cash, no Jobs, and no Hope...please don't let Kevin Bacon die!


 
100 CHEVY 
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07-09-12 04:53 PM - Post#2246294    
    In response to roccaas

I voted for 64-I used to have one!
I do have a 65 and 2 67's.
Mike.

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I_drive_chevy 
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07-09-12 05:06 PM - Post#2246307    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

Nothing can compete with the 63 I've owned 6deuce and 64 the look of the 63 is by far the best. However a Chevrolet impala regardless of year I love them all I love me some Impala's and 80 G body Buick Regal



 
doubleE 
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07-09-12 05:50 PM - Post#2246325    
    In response to I_drive_chevy

Ollie, you have some x-plain-en to do. I first came across the poll in the 58-60 forum, voted for the 58 and saw the results... 58 had a sizable lead. Now here, about 45 minutes later I voted for the 63 (2nd favorite) just so I could view the results again and see totally different results.

Does each forum have a seperate poll and you plan to combine the results after it's over?

Eric

Proud owner of My Blue 62 Impala SS


 
roccaas 
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07-09-12 06:09 PM - Post#2246338    
    In response to doubleE

Hanging Chads??



20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Steve Jobs, and Bob Hope. Now we have no Cash, no Jobs, and no Hope...please don't let Kevin Bacon die!


 
ARKAR 
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07-09-12 06:13 PM - Post#2246340    
    In response to roccaas

Not this crap again. We've done this several times...

Keith



Edited by ARKAR on 07-09-12 06:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
junky 
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07-09-12 10:31 PM - Post#2246423    
    In response to roccaas

  • roccaas Said:
Hanging Chads??





Lets keep Chad out of this...

Back when these cars were new, I had a 1958. 1959 1962, and a 1964. I picked the 1961, because I believe that was the best looking one of the bunch. In 1966 I got a Caprice, and it was an OK car, but nothing great. The one that I still wish that I had was my 1957 Dodge convertible. That car rode well, had lots of power, and was a head turner for sure. We were a GM family, but the Dodge slipped in somehow.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
bowtieollie 
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07-10-12 04:45 AM - Post#2246462    
    In response to doubleE

Hi Eric,

Good call...

The only way a member can vote for more than one of his favorite year Impala's is by visiting each forum and making their selection.

So the results may appear differently in each forum - as you discovered. Factor in that the new models are not quite as popular - so it will lead to an interesting end.

If I put the poll in one forum with markers in the other forums - I was afraid that the members would not cross over the fence into the poll forum.

Can't make everyone happy all of the time....

Bowtieollie
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Ragtop_Rob 
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07-10-12 10:07 AM - Post#2246567    
    In response to bowtieollie

Well,

Being new and partially biased, I cast my vote for the 1964...

1964 Impala SS Convertible. 409, 4 speed, dual quad


Edited by Ragtop_Rob on 07-10-12 10:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
55 Shaker 
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07-10-12 10:33 AM - Post#2246577    
    In response to bowtieollie

I voted for 61. I like them all up to and including 66. After that I can take them or leave them. JMO.

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64 impala ss 
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07-10-12 10:35 AM - Post#2246578    
    In response to Ragtop_Rob

Having mine for 45 years, I biased too. I voted 1964.

Dale



 
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07-10-12 12:00 PM - Post#2246609    
    In response to I_drive_chevy

63 is nice but I favor the 62. Great lines.

Pete P.
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del.impala 
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07-10-12 05:51 PM - Post#2246753    
    In response to 64 impala ss

X2. I've had mine for 37 years. If it could talk I'd be in trouble



 
Impala_Mike 
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07-11-12 08:58 AM - Post#2246961    
    In response to del.impala

Very hard to pick just 1.

I picked the 64 but, and a big but, my 67 Impala SS is a very close 2nd, probably by 1 tenth of one percent.

If I was forced to sell one of them I don't think I could choose.

Mike

1964 Impala Convertible 327/250 Goldwood Yellow AT,PS,PB,AC,Tilt,AM/FM,Power Seats.


 
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07-12-12 02:03 AM - Post#2247279    
    In response to Impala_Mike

Too easy, for me it's 62 all the way. I note that it's dead even between 62 and 64 at the moment.

Cheers, Carl.

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ute37 
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07-18-12 09:13 PM - Post#2249729    
    In response to Carl1962

I'm with you Carl it's got to be 62 even though my first Chev was a 64 4 door Impala

Bruce

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55 210 Wagon
55 FJ Holden Sedan
62 Sunshine Caravan


 
bowtieollie 
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07-23-12 12:54 PM - Post#2251236    
    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.


Bowtieollie
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doubleE 
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07-23-12 03:46 PM - Post#2251311    
    In response to bowtieollie

Interesting results. Really surprised that 64 placed ahead of the 59,61,63, and 65. The 58 taking 1st does not surprise me at all.

Eric

Proud owner of My Blue 62 Impala SS


 
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09-18-12 07:21 PM - Post#2271089    
    In response to bowtieollie

63 Is my top pick, 59 comes in 2nd place.

1963 Impala Convertible:
Power Brakes, Factory A/C, Power Windows, Power Vent Windows, Power Bench Seat, Tilt, AM/FM, Cruise control and a whole lot of money and time.


 
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09-20-12 02:36 PM - Post#2271634    
    In response to DJ63

i really feel that the 58 belair was a much cleaner looking car than the impala. to much chrome and such on the impala
ron

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Low862 
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09-21-13 12:32 PM - Post#2384148    
    In response to sidworks

I know the survey is closed, but I'd like to throw my opinion in the ring. The 1962 Impala is the best looking Impala of them all. I just love the "forward" look of the front end, and the curved windshield, and the great angled body line.

From best to last: 62, 59, 61, 58, 63, 64, 60, 65, 67, 68, 69, 66, 70




 
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09-21-13 01:38 PM - Post#2384156    
    In response to sidworks

  • sidworks Said:
i really feel that the 58 belair was a much cleaner looking car than the impala. to much chrome and such on the impala
ron



Since it's opened up again, I'll throw in my 2 cents. I agree with you Ron. The '58 Impala looks like it was driven through JC Whitney with a magnet!
It was almost unfair to put the '58 into the "best Impala" pole because it was in a class by itself. It was a cross between a '57 Chevy and an "I don't know what". Other than 3 tailights, it doesn't remind you of any other year Impala.

It's a "One Year Only" car, kinda like a '63 Tempest.

Verne



 
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12-10-13 10:04 AM - Post#2406444    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

This poll is flawed, everyone knows the '61 was the best Chevrolet ever!!!!

Tommy's Toys
60 Pontiac Ventura 425A/4sp
61 Ford Starliner 390/401 4 sp
61 Pontiac Catalina 425A 4 sp
61 Pontiac Ventura 4 sp
62 Corvette 327/300 4 sp
63 Ford Galaxie XL 406/4 sp
63 Pontiac Catalina 421/4speed


 
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01-02-14 04:07 AM - Post#2412703    
    In response to real61SS

  • real61SS Said:
This poll is flawed, everyone knows the '61 was the best Chevrolet ever!!!!



Whether or not it's the best Impala is open for discussion, but it's the one for me. Of course, the ultimate would be a 61 SS409. And the 409 would be considerably opened to about 482. Ideally it would have a Z11 style top end, cowl plenum air cleaner and all. But that is waaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond a pipe dream



 
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