LIMA — The Chevy Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than one million units in the U.S. during the 1965 model year. The Impala was redesigned for 1965 and featured a streamlined look as opposed to the boxy look of previous years. The Impala had a full width perimeter frame, featuring curved side glass, sharper angled windshield and new reshaped vent windows. The 409 engine was phased out in February, and replaced with the Mark IV 396 cid, V8, which would power Chevy's for the rest of the decade. Some car enthusiasts claim it is the Chevy Impala that started the muscle car era.
Ray Redd, of Lima, brought his 1965 Chevy Impala, 4 door to The Lima News' Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned the car for 35 years. He is the second owner of this beauty. The car had 26,500 miles on it when he bought it, and it now has 31,750.