You’ve never seen a 1961 Chevy Impala Double Bubble Great 8 selection station wagon like this one. That’s because Chevrolet never made a production Nomad station wagon in 1961. But don’t be fooled, this is actually two bubble top Chevy hardtops put together to create a wild radical custom station wagon. Notice the Nomad ribbed roofline.
Note the photos of the undercarriage on this car. It is truly extraordinary. I’ve never thought that an undercarriage on a classic car might be a work of art, but this one qualifies. It is one of the reasons that this 1961 Chevy Impala Double Bubble Great 8 selection is a favorite to win the 2016 Ridler Award. Most spectators here are comparing it to the Chip Foose built 1965 Chevy Impala called “The Impostor” which won the Ridler Award last year. This one has more custom modifications than the Foose car. And they are executed with a Foose-like quality.
One, and did we mention it has a modern fuel injected 409 engine? This classic custom station wagon has it all. Whether is wins the 2016 Ridler Award of not it is a truly outstanding Great 8 award selection here at the 2016 Detroit Autorama.
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