This two-door Chevrolet Impala hardtop is one of about ten American cars from the 1950s and 1960s ending their lives on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah. The cars look like they have been there for decades and all of them are fairly complete with the exception of license plates, leading us to believe that they were stashed away to claim insurance money.
We’re admittedly not experts on vintage Chevrolets but several readers told us on Facebook that the Impala pictured below was built in 1963. It is fitted a front bumper guard, a rare accessory, but we don’t believe that it’s a sought-after SS as it doesn’t appear to have the holes on the fenders for the flag emblem that were affixed to the range-topping models. That said, someone better-versed than we are in vintage Chevrolets will undoubtedly correct us if we’re wrong.
The carburetors and the intake manifold are gone, likely removed shortly after the car was dumped, but the rest of the drivetrain is intact and most of the interior is still in one piece, though it is heavily deteriorated. Over the numerous years that the Impala has spent in the wild, it has been smashed with rocks, shot at and graffitied, leaving it in sad and unsalvageable stage state today.