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The 1965 Impala “Impostor” by Chip Foose is a Corvette in Disguise

You can say anything that you want about Chip Foose and all the scandals he has been involved in, but this man really knows how to build a wonderful car, especially when the classic bodies meet the new technology. Now you can greet the 1965 Impala “Impostor”, which is a project that took a time to finish it and also won the 2015 Ridler Award at the annual Autorama held in Detroit, Chip’s 4th.

This car belongs to Elma and Don of Abbotsford, British Colombia. They desired something that resembled the Impala that they drove on their honeymoon to Disneyland. Don bought the car when he was 17, so loving memories are bound to be involved.
Old school Muscle meets the New School Hustle
Rather than using a certain Impala chassis, Chip decided to purchase a 2008 C6 Corvette and he spend a lot of his time in stripping it down to where the body of the Impala should fit. Because this is Foose, nothing is left stock, so the modifications were made all over the place – flushed exhaust tips, chopped roof, chrome delete and many others.
The body of the Impala was shortened 14 inches – about 8 inches from the roof, and 6 inches from the trunk and rear quarter panels. But it is not really that small, because the frame of the Corvette had to be stretched 8 in. to fit.
The LS3 V8 engine get a Magnuson supercharged and also one of those awesome engine covers painted like the vehicle and shaped as a bird beak.
Ridler cars are built to a completely other level of perfection. Even those things that can’t be seen, like the rear axle or transmission case had to be matched to the style of the car and finished perfectly.
Foose said that they are not building their dream car, they are building Elma and Don’s dream car. Their goal was to make every dream come true, and one of their dreams was to win the Ridler and now they just did that.

The Vintage Beauty – 1964 Cadillac Deville

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This 1964 Cadillac Deville is one of the best luxury and most iconic cars that America had to offer back in the 1960s. The vintage cars now are making a comeback with more speed and power than ever!
In the following video we can see one great looking 1964 Cadillac Deville that has under the hood a 468 ci displacement with 600 horsepower. This car is ready to defeat even the most powerful sports car. Check out the following video to see this vintage beauty.


The mystery of the buried Dino Ferrari is finally solved

Maybe you have already read the story about the 1974 Dino Ferrari 246 GTS found buried in 1978 in someone’s yard in Los Angeles. So here we have one documentary with the current owner of the Dino.
Whoever buried the car had thrown a few rugs on the top in order to protect the Italian machine. Dennis Carroll, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective dragged the rugs, wiped with his hand a smear of dirt from the windshield and peered through. There aren’t bodies.
A sweep of the trunk and the interior turned up no contraband or drugs either, but a run of the plates proved what his gut told him. The 1974 Dino Ferrari 246 GTS, the dug-up sports car, was on the LAPD’s stolen list.
Here follows the lady reporter that comes from the LA Times. The reporter wanted to know how the department of the Sheriff knew that the Dino was down there. Carroll and Sgt. Joe Sabas, his partner, crusty veterans of the burglary and narcotics beats had the answer. Some kids were playing in the dirt and found it. Something like that.
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Yes, sure. It is always better to make up a story than to compromise a good snitch. You can’t know who knows what about whom there, and now – regarding the sports car that comes from a backyard hole – they knew Jack squat. After that the snitch adds a twist of lime – an insurance trickery.
The snitch says that the owner of the Dino had hired some guys to make it disappear. Their plan was to snatch it up on that night on December 7, while the owner of the car was at the Brown Derby on Wilshire with his wife sipping martinis.
Then the owner of the Dino would feed the cops a fanciful tale. The Dino had been a gift for his wife.
The cops had a joke after sending the owner on his way – Poor bastard won’t be getting laid tonight – they write it up like a “righteous theft”. Rosendo Cruz of Alhambra, California.
Then the hired men should chop up the car, fence the components, and sink the rest somewhere off the coast. So, Cruz would cop the check from the Farmers Insurance. But the plan didn’t work out like that.
The hired men clipped the car off Wilshire, but they fell really hard for the Italian machine. This story reminds of the Huntsman and Snow White – they couldn’t land the dagger.
So, they only torched out the rear badge for some reason, buried the car in some yard in West Athens (someone says it was in an old mechanic’s pit). The man got his check, but they never came back for her. At least almost 35 years ago, according to the snitch.
The current owner of the 1974 Dino 246 GTS is Brad Howard. His story comes after the Farmers Insurances sold the car to AraManoogian, a Los Angeles businessman. When Howard heard about the car he made him an offer, and in the following video you the see the revival of the Dino and the post-restoration life.

The video is on the next page.

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