B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

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    B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing
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    The last generation of the B-Body is best remembered in the form of the faux-wood bedecked Buick Roadmaster and its Chevy and Olds siblings, but the staid image of these bulbous boats got an eleventh-hour send-off with the debut of the Caprice-derived Impala for the 1994 model year. Powered by a specially tuned 5.7-liter small-block V8 producing 260 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque, the Impala stayed pretty well disguised in traffic most of the time; the only giveaways were the body-colored trim, five-spoke aluminum wheels, lowered ride height, a new grille and a spoiler. Underneath, the Impala SS received a lot of Caprice police package goodies including four-wheel disc brakes, a retuned suspension with beefed-up shocks and springs, dual exhausts and a reverse-flow cooling system.

    The Impala SS stayed in production from 1994 through 1996, until the last B-Body car rolled off the line; its billing as an instant classic helped a good number of the almost 70,000 examples produced stay garaged and on the road.

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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    This car still resonates today, and a head turner as well.

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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    They sold something like 40,000 the last year, showing that there was a market for a big Impala SS. There probably still is!

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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    There is a market for them, they still fetch a pretty penny. My friend just got a Light Green 96 with 41k on it for 16,000.00 he was super happy. GM needs to make a new version on the CT6 platform, I really think the Escala is the proper profile (4 door coupe ish'), which would be a great base for the next Impala / SS replacement.
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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    Trivia: GM had already started certifying the Impala SS for the LS1 when the decision was made to kill B-body production in order to make more space for SUV production at the Arlington, Texas plant.
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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    What a missed opportunity, instead we got a dressed up Corsica/Lumina, and not Middle East Lumina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    What a missed opportunity, instead we got a dressed up Corsica/Lumina, and not Middle East Lumina.
    Totally a missed opportunity for brand development at Chevy. It's a shame.
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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    Went to Chevy Dealership today to test drive a Z06 vert, they had a very clean 96 with 60k on it for 14k, thought about it long and hard all day figured it may be worth the investment, called back this afternoon and it was gone. It was a trade in for a SS Sedan manual didn't even last a day.
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    Not really the same. Even if they would have made them for retail sale.
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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    There are still times that I think something like this would be nice to have only if used just once in a while but I've nowhere to put it.

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    There are still times that I think something like this would be nice to have only if used just once in a while but I've nowhere to put it.
    I'll store it for you. $50.00 per day and I get to drive it whenever I want. Blink twice if we have a deal.
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    Re: B is for Big: Chevrolet Impala SS went out with guns blazing

    The current caprice, IMO, should have been offered to the public.

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    I'll store it for you. $50.00 per day and I get to drive it whenever I want. Blink twice if we have a deal.
    I blinked three times because I'd have to go clear back to N.C or Tx. to use it!

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