Only rich people owned LowRiders?


Yazzlyn Perez, Writer

Many people ask each other about their dream car. Most people’s dream cars are very common. They either say Tesla, Mustang, Dodge, Mercedes, Porches, BMW, etc. Me on the other hand, I say some specific LowRiders like the 1963 Chevrolet Impala. We’ll get to that later.

Now when it comes to body design the ‘63 Impala, with its pointed front fenders and rear quarter panels, comes off with a very crispy line. An optional factory tachometer was built into the dash just above the steering wheel. The body style of the ‘63 was the third generation (1961-1964). It had a unique body style and lowered stance, making it a highly sought-after Chevy by those looking to cruise low and slow on 13-inch wheels.

I think the 1963 Chevrolet Impala is honestly one of the prettiest cars. I’m really into cars that were made a pretty long time ago. I have a lot of interest in LowRiders because of my uncle. My uncle has shown me a lot of my culture. Not a lot of people like this car nor know about it at all. The car can come in many different colors and only 832,600 were made.

People were disappointed with the new 1958 Cadillac

The 1958 Cadillac was really just a facelifted 1957. The most obvious styling revision for 1958 was the use of quad headlights. The designers fixed the appearance of lack of length in the car with a new shark-like fin that was caned rearwards. The ‘58 Cadillac looked considerably longer than the ‘57, it was actually less than 2” longer than the ‘57 models. The company also produced only 304 in 1958 which only cost about $4,891.

The ‘58 Cadillac is one of my favorites. The quad headlights are what stand out the most. Whatever color the car will be, the lower back of the car is always looking so clean and smooth. I really do like how the designers added the shark-like fin. It’s the final touch to make it look perfect.