Lowriders have a certain elegance that has often escaped some of the other branches of the hot rodding family tree – and mind you not all things lowered amount to a nice “lowrider.” A fine example of that elegance was shared recently by the experts in all things cool over at Stance Works - when they posted video of Ryan Jerrell’s 1964 Chevy Impala.
The term flawless can easily be applied to this example of mechanical art. Every view and angle can be examined inside and out without a word of critique being spoken aloud. The quality and color of the paint work is complemented by pinstripe accents that are done subtly and effectively. The interior is classic and comfortable. The meticulous yet functional engine compartment shows evidence of a well-prepared GM small block that can acquit itself reasonably on the boulevard.
However, after viewing the video one question remains: “Why does a California license plate reside on the front bumper while an Arizona plate graces the rear?” The reason escapes us but we’re sure that both plates will match when the car hits the streets…especially when cruising in either of those respectable “lowrider friendly” states!
There’s nothing overstated about Jerrell’s low classic Impala. That’s probably why it is such a great example of a cool custom, done right. Everything that is touched on the car is accomplished in such a way as to complement what was there originally. When you consider that the Impala was one of the most successful and popular models ever offered by Chevrolet, the original design has very wide appeal and should definitely be kept in tact.