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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Grandpa's 1964



I got a text from my cousin the other day. He was asking if I wanted Grandpa's Impala. My cousin got it from him when he had to give up driving. I always wanted that car but it went to my cousin instead.

Needless to say I said... "YES!"

The car was originally in Portland but my cousin drove it to the East Coast several years ago when he moved out there. I just need to figure out a few details like how much money he wants and how to get it home. I was planning on driving out to NC next summer and now I just have one more excuse to go. The problem is that I'm supposed to deliver some motorcycle parts so I can't just fly there and drive it back (plus I may be bringing some motorcycle stuff back).

It's a challenge I'm willing to accept.

More details as I get closer to bringing this beauty home.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 10:34 PM
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Nice looking car.

Keep us posted on it.

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Hopefully it will all work out for you.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2017, 10:18 AM
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Very desirable year/model. And family history to boot. I'd be making travel arrangements and renting a trailer already. Congrats! Hope to hear you get it soon.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2017, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Grandpa said he bought it in around 1981 (he passed away about 10 years ago). He also had a sweet 61 Biscayne Wagon that he sold to one of his neighbors (and didn't even offer to the family).

When my cousin got the car I had pondered trading him my Corvette for the Impala. But that didn't happen.

If I recall it doesn't have the original 283, but I can't remember if it was replaced with a 327. It is an automatic which will make my wife happy (she's still ****ed I haven't taught her to drive a manual which is what the Corvette is).

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-03-2017, 01:44 PM
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nice looking car from Grandpa there. it looks ready to cruise.

Congrats on getting it, hope you work out a good price with your cousin.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-03-2017, 02:40 PM
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Very nice ride
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nice looking car from Grandpa there. it looks ready to cruise.

Congrats on getting it, hope you work out a good price with your cousin.
Yeah, it better be pretty modest considering how much I know he "paid" for it.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-26-2017, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Getting more pictures of the car.



Note the hitch.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Ok, we are getting closer on this thing. Currently timeline is probably late June, early July.

I'm seriously thinking about driving and not towing this thing back. It's only 2800 miles, what could go wrong?

I figure that between the east coast and the west coast there is a whole mess of people who could fix anything that broke (and I can fix the little stuff).

Wouldn't ya'll be entertained with my journey?
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