I know I've mentioned and showed pics of this car before but heres some more story behind it.
My uncle john, has always been into restoring classics like this one, previous to this one he did a 56 Chevy Biscayne a 71 El Camino SS with fat slicks and a drag racing rear end (dont remember the specs) and a few others which I dont remember as I was very young. I always loved the cars he did and grew up riding around in them. This car unfortunetely was the last one he started. In 2009 my uncle sadly lost his battle with colon cancer which spread to the rest of his body. He battled polio as a child and suffered a serious chest injury when a transmission fell on him while under a car when he grew older. He was always the go to guy when anyone needed help with their car. He always wanted to do an impala and so he finally found one, I dont have any before pics of it but if I find some I will definetely post em up. But in the beginning this car had minor rust and was just primer and bondo. He worked on the car while he had minor cancer and as he progressed the cancer grew worse, with numerous doctor check ups, and numerous attempts at curing it with radiation and surgeries. He died before he got to see it painted. My other uncle, his brother in law worked on it with him and decided on the color after listening to what he wanted to paint it, and that was this blue, he loved this color. My uncle gary proceeded to finish the car and this one, along with the biscayne, were going to be kept in the family. The car is appraised to be worth $20,000 and turned out ridiculously good, rides like a dream and its always the first thing I ask about/check out any time I visit. I'm thinking about having someone airbrush a memorial to him on the trunk lid. Since we finished the car in memory of him.