Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Impala Super Sport
Before Chevrolet settled on its host of "C" words for its model line-up, the company launched the Impala badge as its flagship leader. Gone were the One-Fifty, Two-Ten, and the head-turning Bel Air.
First appearance was 1958. More about that model later. But "Impala" captured the imagination of Chevy fans with its leaping antelope interpretation. Then, Super Sport was added for those models with performance enhancements.
Impala has served the company well. It's still riveted front and back on today's full-size sedans. Super Sport? Well, it shows up now and then if Chevy decides sales needs a hot new model for the younger set, especially in blazing red or chromeless black.