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1959 Chevy Impala

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  • Member since
    January 2005
1959 Chevy Impala
Posted by 70mach1 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:50 PM

Engine wired and plumbed.  PPG green, Duplicolor black, Transtar clear


  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, June 18, 2021 8:19 AM

Wow!  You did a beautiful paint job on that model!

I loved the styling of that car.  That was when they all had intriguing features, and every brand did not look like every other.  For instance, the rear end view is really unique and attractive.

Care to tell us how you got such a nice, glossy finish?

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

  • Member since
    June 2007
Posted by jrb53 on Friday, June 18, 2021 9:44 AM

I agree, the fit and finish on this model is outstanding.  I particularly enjoyed the realistic engine compartment detailing.  Hopefully, one day I can reach your level.


  • Member since
    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:50 AM
beautiful model
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:09 AM


     My Dad had one of those and a Four Door Flattop! The hood on his Two Door wound up fitting like that after the springs broke one frosty morning! You, Sir, did that model Justice, A Fine Job on everything and a clean build too!

     Just a later note( Father's day) Did you know that at Freeway speeds the Impala stern had a tendency to lift. There-by causing tire adhesion problems. That's why the Sixty Had a stubbier cut in under the fins?

  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:08 PM

Beautiful! My favorite car fron the '50s, mainly because I learned to drive on a '59 Chevy, running it up and down the beach at Freeport, Texas. It was not the Impala but the low-level Biscayne, a fleet car assigned to my dad courtesy his job. We even took it on a cross-country trip to Southern California in August 1959 and suffered due to its lack of air conditioning.

Those cars were HUGE; there was almost enough room in the trunk to live in.

Some thought the styling of the '59 Chevy was bizarre; one reviewer called it "the Martian war chariot."

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:01 PM

Beautiful job.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:51 PM

Excellent job!  I agree with all of the comments that have been posted already.  Love the color scheme especially.


  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:24 AM

That is so awesome. There is tons of detail and it is beautifully executed. Nice work. And yeah, that is a classic car.


  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:17 PM

Very nice work! Love it!

Had my choice of a '59 or '60 and chose the '60 because a friend had a '59 and complained about the rear lifting at high speed. I was going to race it and didn't want to take a chance.

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