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Epic rise and sad fall of the Chevrolet Impala

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 2 of 22: Chevrolet first used the Impala nameplate on a concept car created for the 1956 General Motors Motorama, a traveling auto show that stopped in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. Named Corvette Impala, the design study explored what a stylish, spacious version of Chevrolet’s flagship sports car could look like. Show-goers loved it but it remained a concept.

The Corvette Impala concept (1956)

Chevrolet first used the Impala nameplate on a concept car created for the 1956 General Motors Motorama, a traveling auto show that stopped in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. Named Corvette Impala, the design study explored what a stylish, spacious version of Chevrolet’s flagship sports car could look like. Show-goers loved it but it remained a concept.

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