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1959 Chevrolet Impala - Elk Grove, California

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Vehicle Name: "Sweet Pea"
Owner: Anthony & Maria Grado
City/State: Elk Grove, California
Car Club: Family First Car Club
Year: 1959
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala
Body: OG Coupe
Interior: Original
ICE: AM Radio
Wheels: Stock Wheels
Suspension: Stock Suspension
Powertrain: Stock 283


I was fortunate to find this car back in January of 2010. I was out at the Turlock Swap Meet looking for an antique gas pump for my man cave. As we were browsing the vendors my girl & I locked our eyes on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala as it drove into the fairgrounds, it was love at first site. We went to check it out & we ended up coming home with the 59.  I was in luck because Frank (the previous owner) spent 7 years building the car up until I took delivery of it. 


Since the purchase we've customized the paint to include an accent color on the hood, roof & trunk. "Sweet Pea" now sports a two tone Aspen Green & Classic Cream paint job. Our next phase will be to improve the sound system & maybe swap out the rims,  but that still doesn't prevent me from taking it out for a drive every weekend.


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