If you've been to any of our car cruise-ins then you have defiantly met Darrell Stovall and his 1971 Chevrolet Impala Convertible. He's currently owned this beauty for 15 years.

Darrell just finished a frame on restoration project that took around 8 months. How did he get the support he needed? "The only support I got was from my wife. It was a labor of love.". All that labor has paid off.

The 1971 redesigned B-body would be the largest car ever offered by Chevrolet. The hardtop Sport Coupe continued to be offered; it was a smoothly sloped semi-fastback reminiscent of the 1961 "bubbletop" styling. A three-speed manual transmission remained standard at the beginning of the year, but in the spring of 1971 all V8-equipped full-size GM cars got Turbo Hydra-Matic as standard equipment. Interestingly, Powerglide remained optionally available for six-cylinder cars until the 1973 models.


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