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  •  My parents bought a 1960 (6+ / 0-)

    Chevrolet Impala 4 door hardtop brand new - Suntan Copper & Fawn Beige.  I spent my teen and young adult years adoring that large, shiny,  highly chromed (aluminum also) beautiful car.  I washed it twice a week. Waxed it twice a year.  It was garaged always.  It was my mother's car.  She was a stay-at-home Mom who took care of five children (died in 1969).  That car was so popular among families in the semi-rural area of Northern Kentucky (Greater Cincinnati) where I grew up.  I counted at leas seven families (3 at the steel plant where my father worked , 2 at our church and 2 others) who bought the same car in different colors.  The car was solid.  It was well built.  It was the pinnacle of GM styling and engineering at the time.  Small V8 (170 hp) wide enough inside for a boy to lie down and stretch out across the seats.  The car was durable and the metal was thick and strong.

    Thank you for this Diary, Keith930.  Wonderful memories.


    •  Heh. (2+ / 0-)
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      We had a red one.   We went, as a family of 7, in that car from NY to Prince Edward Island, Canada for a family vacation.  It's hard to imagine 5 kids in a standard car these days.  Actually, it's hard to imagine having 5 kids anywhere these days.

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      by boran2 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 06:26:16 AM PST

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