CUSTOM 1958 CHEVY IMPALA! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 634

CUSTOM 1958 CHEVY IMPALA! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 634 – After Kathie makes the World’s Most Perfect #Salsa, Fireball heads to Dukes to see a pack of Challengers and then spots a flawless Custom 1958 Chevy Impala.

More on the Impala from WIKI… The Chevy Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 to present.

The Chevy Impala was Chevrolet’s most expensive passenger model through 1965, and had become the best-selling automobile in the United States.

For its debut, the #1958 #ChevyImpala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple taillights, which returned from 1960 to 1996.

The Caprice was introduced as a top-line Impala Sport Sedan for model year 1965, later becoming a separate series positioned above the Impala in 1966, which, in turn, remained above the Bel Air and the Biscayne.

The 1958 Chevy Impala continued as Chevrolet’s most popular full-size model through the mid-1980s. Between 1994 and 1996, the Impala was revised as a 5.7-liter V8–powered version of the Caprice Classic sedan. 1958 CHEVY IMPALA

In 2000, the Impala was reintroduced again as a mainstream front-wheel drive Hi-Mid sedan. As of February 2014, the 2014 Impala ranked number one among Affordable Large Cars in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings.

When the current tenth generation of the Impala was introduced for the 2014 model year, the ninth generation was re-badged as the Impala Limited and sold only to fleet customers through 2016.

As of the 2015 model year, both versions are sold in the United States and Canada, with the current-generation Impala also sold in the Middle East, the People Republic of China, and South Korea.

Cool Cars with Henrik Fisker – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 177

Today’s Episode : At Malibu Cars & Coffee, Fireball walks with his guest, Car Designer HENRIK FISKER. Featured are the Fisker Karma and Tesla P90DL. Then, off to Dukes to see Gidget and chow.

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Surfin’ to Dukes in a Cruiser…

Gidget!

Over the weekend, it was my buddy Mike’s birthday. So, we grabbed a hold of him and headed to Duke’s in Malibu for some chow via a shiny classic. Only to find more shiny classics!

But, the thing about Mike is that he loves cars and loves to surf. And when someone loves things like surfing that much, then good things happen. Case in point? As we sat down to a cozy nooked table at Duke’s Barefoot Bar, up walked a legend. Ladies and Gents…

Gidget.

Yes, sitting right with us for about 15 minutes was the one and only “real” Gidget from the 50’s. We sat and swapped surf stories, classic cars and life at the beach in the heyday of the Beach Boys. It was awesome.

Now, I’ve been surfing since about ’91, so by no means an expert, but to have this happen on your birthday was a real treat for Mikey. And he’s been a beach bum forever! But also, Gidget is the reason that my wife, Kathie, started surfing in 1965. (She’s to the left, next to our buddy, Bob. Bob’s a sculptor in the movie business.)

So, it was cool to sit with a legend of the beach, have a veggie burg and cruise the classics.

The CruiserGidget and the FireballAnother Cruiser!Mike attacked by Hula Pie!