The lifelong Chevy fan has added to his collection.
The Chevrolet Impalahas always been something of a cultural icon. It has been the subject of countless modifications and has also been preserved by purists for its beauty. However, over the years, the Impala name has come to mean a lot less, with the car becoming just another sedan. As a result, the car is being killed off, along with the Cadillac CT6, and now the final production model has been purchased by lifelong Chevrolet aficionado Pinky Randall. This last-ever Impala has been finished in Cajun Red paint and appears to be an LT trim variant with some decent features included.
For reference, the 2020 Impala was only available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produced 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque, all of which went to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. This isn't Randall's first encounter with a special version of the brand's models, with the man purchasing the last-ever Impala SS back in 1996 and was personally invited by Chevy to drive the car off the line. The car was finished in Cherry Metallic paint and was added to his collection but later sold back to Chevrolet. But how did he get his hands on the last Impala ever?
Well, when Randall learned that the Impala was due to be discontinued, he visited Classic Chevrolet, based in Lake City, Michigan, to inquire about buying the car. According to local newspaper The Houghton Lake Restorer, Randall ordered the car a year ago, and when it was finally ready, he and his wife Joyce went to collect it and drove it home to Houghton Lake, a thirty-minute drive. The man added a custom front plate with the words "Mr. Chev", while the actual plate, which is fitted to the rear bears the script "FINAL1", along with his World War II veteran designation. Chevy estimates that 18,386 Impalas were built for the 2020 model year, and now they're all done.