This 1959 Impala is covered in black artificial grass for a unique and exciting reason: petting it. According to the owner, the exterior of the car is almost finished being detailed, and the grass was installed using a combination of glue, tape, and screws. It seems that the owner is tired of traditional car detailing methods and has chosen to use artificial grass instead.
“I did it because it’s exciting to pet it when it’s all cleaned up, and it’s fun, you never have to wash it,” the owner explains.
This 1959 Impala is a classic car that is beloved by many, with the added touch of black artificial grass on its body. The 1959 Impala is considered the first generation of the model, as the original 1958 Impala was originally introduced as a high-end variant of the Bel Air. However, due to the Impala’s popularity, Chevrolet decided to make it a separate model the following year. While the 1959 Impala was the first year that the model was sold independently from the Bel Air, it is generally considered the second generation of the Impala series.
This 1959 Impala is still a work in progress in all aspects. While the interior has undergone some renovations, such as a new windshield and restored dashboard, it still needs further attention to return to its original condition. This classic car deserves the restoration it needs to regain its former glory.
It’s worth noting that rust has never been a significant issue on this Impala. The owner asserts that there was no metal damage on the car prior to covering it with artificial grass. However, there is some rust on the floors, but a professional restoration should be able to address this issue.
Of course, the rusted floors aren’t necessarily surprising given the age of the car, but at the end of the day, it’s still important to know that the original pans are still there, and someone interested in a full restoration might want to patch them (rather than to go for full aftermarket replacements).
The engine that’s supposed to put the wheels in motion of this football field-wannabe is the original 283 (4.7-liter), but we’re not being told if the unit has already been rebuilt or not. There’s a chance it has, especially because the car itself is already a work in progress.
The 1959 Impala was available with the same engines as the 1959 Bel Air, including a base six-cylinder engine with 135 horsepower. While this may not have been the most exciting option for those looking for a thrilling driving experience, it was a practical choice for everyday errands with a stylish four-wheeled companion.
At the end of the day, this upgraded Impala is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that is sure to turn heads. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, it is still a classic Impala and deserves to be cared for properly. This car is a head-turning machine that is sure to catch everyone’s attention, for better or for worse. Overall, The Impala is a classic and well-known car that has been popular for decades.//autoevolution.com