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You are looking at the Impostor. This 1965 Chevy Impala is not what it appears. The theme for this build is the concept of "what if" Chevrolet's Corvette studio modeled a muscle car in 1965 as well as the sports car we all know and love. This is a C6 Corvette in the Impala wears. Thousands of modifications have been made to the Super Sport body; too many to list. The Impostor is not the original cruiser it once was. This is a state-of-the-art engineering and performance platform from Chevrolet's Corvette Division stretched over 7" and wrapped up in the 14" shorter Impala body."

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3M Collision Repair Solutions, 

  • 1965 Impala Super Sport
  • 2008 Corvette
  • Foose Design Wheels
  • Pirelli Tires 245/35/19 & 335/30/20
  • Custom Exhaust using Magnaflow Components
  • Handmade & fitted bumpers 
  • The roof is 1¼” lower and 8” shorter 
  • The windshield is laid back 2½” 
  • Deck lid is 7” shorter 
  • Mid-year Corvette lights with custom-built bezels to thold the lenses in place 
  • Stamped steel inserts for the tail lights replace the larger stock holes 
  • Rear wheel wells are lifted 2” and pulled forward 7” 
  • Hand made steel quarter panel extensions are welded in place eliminating original pot metal pieces 
  • Deck lid extensions are dropped 2” to fit to the bumper eliminating the stock aluminum trim above the bumper 
  • The rear bumper is much narrower and hand made to feel more like mid-year Corvette styling 
  • Lower-rear body extends under the bumper all the way to the wheel arches for a continued belly pan accross the bottom of the car 
  • Waste gates added to the front fender to pick up on Corvette’s styling cues 
  • Mesh and chrome accents add to the styling details 
  • All side glass has been prototyped; built with curves to fit and tempered to last 
  • Individual compartments allow storage for the removable quarter glass for an open-hard-top theme 
  • The interior carries over from the C6 Corvette but has been completely hand sculpted in clay, molded with carbon fiber and epoxy parts,  and leather-wrapped to fit inside the custom body 
  • The new interior maintains a few of the cool details of the Impala interior for a nice blend of both cars and eras 
  • The front-end mimics the "egg crate” grills of mid-year Corvettes and carries the headlamps in custom billet-aluminum buckets that are bolted to a hand-fabricated core support.

CREDITS
Chip foose
lynne foose
Sam Foose
Peter Morrell
Anders Wallin
Lynne Stout
Dennis Mcneil
Wesley Kent
Kevin Putnam
Minh Nguyen
Nigilson Papa
Arturo Flores Rio
Gaspar M. Ochoa
Julian Solorio Rodriguez
David Martinez
Oscar Santiago
Carole ponce
carson lev
charley hutton
jacob bailey
karl jonasson
dennis ricklefs
Kevin O’flaherty
tommy marcotte
tim fitzpatrick
mark oja
jed valadez
freddy valadez
mike curtis
jon mayo
luc delay
marcel delay
steve luvisi
Mike Martin
jesse griffen
bcii
jason monroe
bud brutsman
joe lloyd
jimmy cook
joshua kent
chuck svatos
shawn macnally
kenny pfitzer
Dan Holtz
derek bemiss
Brian O’leary
Jesse Griffen
redphin
Carson Lev
baer racing
sherm’s custom plating 
Artistic silver plating
Fountain valley paints
Bullet Fabrication
Eibach
Classic Industries
Faro
Sandwich Plus
Detail Werks
Specialized Coatings
Acpt, inc.
coast glass
metal crafters
elite laser
Lanzini Body Works
omni metal finishing
maguson products
Rydell Chevrolet
Agp Plastics, Inc.
Caltime Metals