Down On The New Orleans Street: 1964 Impala

A few readers have sent in photos of interesting cars parked down on their local streets, and I'm going to try to post a few of them this week. Today we're going to look at a very, very weathered 1964 Chevrolet Impala that New Orleans-based reader Jim G has been kind enough to photograph for us. Rust, mildew, even a bullet hole, yet the old Chevy keeps on going. Gallery and Jim's description after the jump...


This '64 Impala is driven regularly by an elderly lady who lives right on Bourbon Street, but in the relatively quiet, residential end of the French Quarter. It has been a fixture of the French Quarter in New Orleans for decades. It has even shown up in a coffee table book of N.O. and been snapped innumerable times by tourists. One day a few years ago I saw her out on the street crying (it was heartbreaking!) as the Chevy was being towed off and I thought that was the end of it. But it showed back up a week or two later and has been out and about ever since. I doubt the rear driver side window has ever been cleaned - it's nearly opaque.

Thanks, Jim!

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