Best Low Riders -Pontiac Streamliner
What’s cooler than cruising slow and low in a low rider? Cruising in a low rider that you customized yourself. The classic low rider look is all about looking sleek, sexy, and smooth. The best low riders look like they are floating inches off of the ground. In order to get the best low-rider look, you have to start with a car that already has stylish lines. When you are ready to join the low-rider crowd, these classic cars will get you there in style:
1. Chevrolet Impala. The Pixar movie, Cars, made the Impala an iconic choice for the low rider when Cheech Marin played the voice of the spunky Ramone. The horizontal design and wide wheel base make it a sexy, smooth low riding car. The Impala was available as a convertible and the low-rider crowd in Southern California loved that. These cars were easy to work on and parts were readily available.
2. 1965 Buick Riviera. This unusual looking car is really a luxury car, so it brought a sense of status to low riders. The posh interior was comfortable for cruisers and the boat tail added to the floating look of the low rider style. The first generation Riviera might have been a luxurious car, but when dropped low, it looked like a mako shark calmly cruising for a tasty meal.
3. 1948 Pontiac Streamliner Deluxe Coupe. The Pontiac Streamliner Fastback Coupe looks fresh as a low rider. The horizontal grille, deluxe rounded fenders, covered rear wheels, and chrome accessories already look sexy and aerodynamic. The streamlined look from the 1940s makes an easy transition into a modern low rider.
4. 1950 Mercury 8. This car has an elaborate grill that low rider customizers like to polish. The car became a quick favorite and continues to be due to the fact that Steve Gonzales, a famous low rider designer, cruised around Southern California after he extended the fenders and dropped it low.
5. Lincoln Continental. When a low rider driver wants a car that goes on and on, the Lincoln Continental is the only car that will do. Most low riders stay away from the Cadillacs, but the Lincoln is fair game. The sleek lines and modern grille sets these apart from other low rider options. By dropping the car, it actually looks longer that when it is left to the manufacturer’s standards. Some of the favorite years are the 1964 and 1965, which look like cars that belong in presidential motorcades.