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Random!Impala!Sighting!

Weird weather patterns abound!  It was like 60 here today.  All our snow has disappeared.  Green things are poking their heads up through the dirt (go back to sleep my little pretties!).  I drove home with my windows down & the radio up.  Yeah, yeah, yeah...really helpful in my recovery, I know.

Then, what do I spy with my little eye...

But a '67, 4-door, dark blue IMPALA!!!!!!  OMGYAY!!!!!!!  

Yeah, it was in dire need of some DeanTLC (some bad rust spots & paint bubbles) & the guy driving it was kind of skeevy.  Didn't matter.  I still tried to get his attention so I could make him an offer...on the car, you pervs! *wink*

Holy crap, was I excited!  So excited that I almost crashed.  I quickly fumbled for my phone soze I could take a few quick snaps, but alas, traffic was NOT my friend & I was only able to capture this image:

                                                                                       

She disappeared before I could catch up & get some more pics.  Seeing this diamond-in-the-rough twin to our beloved Metallicar totally made my day.

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tariel22
Jan. 8th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
I think you showed amazing presence of mind and awesome photo taking skills given the circumstances! Thanks for sharing, that totally makes me squee! *is a dork*

The Mervyn's store here gave away a beautifully restored black '67 Impala a few months ago, in a promotion that tied in with some clothing line. I didn't know about it until I saw the pictures of the car and the winner in the paper, but it had nothing to do with Supernatural. That just seems wrong somehow. LOL! I feel like all black '67 Impalas should belong to the show and its fandom now. :)
raputathebuta
Jan. 8th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Your mission is to track down that winner & GET THAT CAR!

You still have Mervyns? All of ours shut down. Which was too bad, 'cuz I liked their stuff.
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psychoactivtoad
Jan. 8th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Sweeeet! Is it me, or are four-door Impalas relatively rare? Because all I seem to see are SS's.

It was like 60 here today. All our snow has disappeared. Green things are poking their heads up through the dirt (go back to sleep my little pretties!). I drove home with my windows down & the radio up.
This is getting you ready for Texas in less than two weeks!
raputathebuta
Jan. 8th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
I think they're pretty rare. The 4-door wasn't the "cool" model...until Supernatural & the Winchesters came along that is! Right now at eBay, there are only 5 '67's for sale & only 1 is a 4-door. Pretty beat up too.

Hey Toady, according to Wikipedia, up until 1996, the Impalas were built in Arlington, TX.
bardicvoice
Jan. 8th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Oh, too sweet! Well done on the photo. Given the lighting conditions and resolution of the image, the really funny thing is that, if you turned it into an icon, people wouldn't be saying, "Oh, a blue Impala" - instead, they'd be saying, "What episode did that come from? I don't remember a shot like that!"

I too am having unseasonably warm weather - just the thing for putting the top down on my beloved convertible! We'll be driving home topless from work tomorrow ... [no, not THAT topless!]
raputathebuta
Jan. 8th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Yay! Icon idea! Thanks Mary...I will definitely do one!
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oceantriana
Jan. 8th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
That is just awesome! Wonderful driving and photo-taking abilities you have, Rap.
raputathebuta
Jan. 8th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks, Ocean!

Now if I'd only had my camcorder with me...
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onemaskedchic
Jan. 8th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Hi Rap that is so cool! I hide my obsession at work and one day I literally almost lost it. I pull in from lunch, get out of my car, am walking, and... and... what is beside me? A very rough looking black Impala. I was in shock and awe. The guy I work with was fixing it up slowly. I feel so wrong not trying to get more info but I did ask about it. His words "its ragged out" it had no back window, torn seats, the works. It was still fun to get an idea of what Dean's baby is like though. I believe it said it was a 66.

*prepares for scornful looks*
psychoactivtoad
Jan. 8th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
A coworker has, I think it's a '69, white one. I've been really tempted to ask him to take me for a ride in it.
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sarie_wanderer
Jan. 8th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
I hope none of you watch Mythbusters too often. Whenever they have a myth involving an old muscle car they use a 67 Impala if they can get one. I was just walking by the tv when they had a repeat where they blew a car up - a poor defenseless 67 Impala! I was in shock for quite awhile.
oceantriana
Jan. 8th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, Sarie! My hubby loves that show so we end up watching it all the time. He is a car-lover (has a '79 Camaro) and gets so irritated when they blow up all the different classic cars. :-D
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whimsywinx
Jan. 8th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, Rap, that is so awesome that you got a picture of it!!
koosh2012
Jan. 8th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... uberGeek! I'll take this as a sign that you're feeling much, much better. Good news.

It was like 60 here today. All our snow has disappeared.
*is very, very jealous* The only time our snow sort of disappears is when it's really cloudy, and of course, the really cloudy chills out and "reproduces." The same two or three inches, so it's not even like we're getting the moisture we need!

BTW, fresh air is good for the respiratory system. *winks*
angieb5
Jan. 9th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I friended you b/c of your comment on Andie's LJ, and because you just seem so nice. *waves*
raputathebuta
Jan. 9th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
*waves back* Awwww! Thanks! I friended you back! *hugs*
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