Saturday, February 02, 2008

American Muscle...






~ spotted at a friend's workshop. This is what the Americans call, a full-sized automobile; & i always thought of the 5-series or the newer Camrys/Accords as oversized saloons, but this ride just gives a new definition to the term 'over' sized. Seeing one in real flesh is a sight to behold ~ decked in all black & its low-strung stance gives it a menacing presence; its' sheer size almost unfathomable ~ can comfortably accomodate a full grown adult lying down across the seats... that's how wide it really is. It's a 1965 Chevrolet Impala running on a small block V8 ~ essentially a 5,400cc displacement engine... & they call that a small block?? *i can't even start to imagine how big the displacement for the big block V8s..* It says 327 on the side marker... which literally means it's 235 - 375bhp specced engine. You'll definitely need that kind of horsepower to haul one big mean ride as this one. It's got vintage interior & is a right hand drive; so it must be an export version. This is one ultra exotic ride that is hard to come by (at least in this part of the world), so seeing one in real life (in mint condition) is truly special =) *only regret is that i was not there to get to see it roar to life after its five-digit-costing overhaul job*

2 comments:

MrToilet said...

'accomodate a full grown adult lying across the seats'. You mean can 'pok-pok' inside the car issit? wahahahaahhahahaaha.

cal81 said...

1st class accomodation ley... =p