Not everyone is a fan of lowriders. Like Wes Mantooth told Ron Burgundy, “At the bottom of my gut, with every inch of me, I plain straight hate [lowriders]. But dammit, do I respect [lowriders]!” (Did we mention we’re paraphrasing?)
The point is you don’t need to be a fan of the lowrider scene to appreciate the work and engineering that goes into these cars. Jay Leno happens to have two of the nicest custom lowriders out there on this week’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” and, by pure chance, both are classic Chevrolet Impalas.
The first is a 1966 Chevrolet Impala owned by Chris Majera. Chris has taken a more subdued approach than what you normally see. In fact, if it weren’t for the tiny wheels and tires, and giant sunroof, we might think this black coupe was stock.
It’s the second car that will really excite lowrider fans (and possibly polarize classic Impala fans). Owned by Brandon Brusca, this 1963 Impala convertible is on the opposite end of subtle. With a big 409 connected to a four-speed, custom pinstriping that extends to the engine bay, and a custom interior, the only thing that may ‘wow’ you more is what’s hiding in this classic Impala’s trunk. Can you guess? Watch the video below to find out.