57timemachine on Nov 12, 2020 said:
Mario, will you stop it already with this great wonderful amazing stuff you are blessing us fellow gear heads with. What is wrong with you, you have to do something about this addiction you have with sharing so much of this mind numbing GM vintage stuff that WE ALL LOVE. Cheers my brother.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2024 said:
Do you know where the '63 was built?[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Dec 18, 2020 said:
Mario, thanks to you. Some of us are just a little bit more sane during this melt down. I have gone to countless car shows, since my first in 1976 and average 4,000 miles a year on the 57 and 1,000 a year on the 74. This year at this point, I have put 1,400 miles on the 57 and 260 miles on the 74. Not being able to take my oldies to an event is slowly killing me. So thanks for all this amazing vintage car stuff. It is making a difference. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Dec 18, 2020 said:
You are so welcome George, I agree with all you said and it helps me too to come up with these cherished old car tributes. We'll always have our classic cars and their history which is very comforting. The low miles we put on our classic cars this year should warrant a discount next year! Cheers, and more pages coming. Mario[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Jan 7, 2021 said:
Mario, when you said discount, do you mean a car insurance discount. If that is what you mean..... well, it will be the longest wait of your life. Insurance companies are in business to collect money, not hand it out. Especially with any kind of discount. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Jan 8, 2021 said:
Yes I meant car insurance discount for driving less miles. Insurance competition is big here in NY and I have seen some companies advertise low mileage discounts to lure customers to them. Do some inquiring at your end, what do you have to lose. Cheers. Mario[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Jan 23, 2024 said:
Mario, I still love this thread you created. The 63 has always been one of my favorites. I think I like the 63 as much or more than the 62. Is that the actual 63 that was the 50th because that seems so hard to believe. It must be worth over a quarter million. Thanks for all your efforts here. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Jan 23, 2024 said:
The 63 Impala is one of my all time favorites too George. My Dad had a 63 Impala station wagon and when I got my drivers license in 1964 I was able to drive it. I was King of my town when I drove the car!
The pictures shown of the 50 millionth Chevrolet are from the car's owner Rick Schmit, who also owns NPD (National Parts Depot).
You'll notice the 3rd picture has an NPD front license plate. He toured the car after giving it a full restoration and he still owns it. NPD has 4 fully stocked warehouses of auto parts in FL, NC, MI and CA. Check them out if you need parts.
I agree the 1963 50 millionth Impala is probably worth $250K or more with today's market. Cheers my friend. Mario[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Jan 24, 2024 said:
I love that first picture that shows Bunkie Knudsen (Chevrolet General Manager) standing with an executive in the car, shaking hands with a smiling black worker. In 1963 race relations were still disgusting and very sad to say the least. This photo helps me reaffirm some faith and hope for humanity, then and now.[Reply to this comment]