Tag: 2000

Impala Production Ends After 62 Years

Impala Production Ends After 62 Years

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So after 62 years the celebrated Impala badge will no longer grace the highway, this is another sad example of the change in the mode of transport away from the traditional sedan.

“Just as the Impala evolved over the years, the market has shifted dramatically and demand for sedans has declined and we adjusted to meet customer needs,” Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, told The Detroit News.

The Impala first debuted in 1958 and ran until 1985 before being reintroduced briefly in the 1990’s then fully returning in 2000.

There is an excellent feature on the Impala over at the GM Heritage Center Website called  “Chevrolet Impala – Something For Everyone” you can find the article here

 

JUNKYARD TREASURE: 2000 FORD CONTOUR SVT – Murilee Martin @Autoweek

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The ’93 Cobra and Lightning were the first machines out of the Ford Special Vehicle Team program. The Contour SVT came out a few years later and was the factory-hot-rod version of the Detroit-ized Ford Mondeo

Article from Murilee at Autoweek, I can say with some confidence that this car would not be in a junkyard in the UK 🙂

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