Chevy Impala in the Movies: The Coolest Impalas in the Entertainment World
The Chevy Impala has appeared in countless movies, television shows, songs, and music videos. Many of the appearances were in small cameo roles where the car appeared on the streets or in parking lots. Since the car has been in production for five decades, it is only natural that the car actually has had a number of major roles, too. These are a five of the best:
The Disney Pixar Cars Franchise: Ramone is a 1959 Chevy Impala with style and class. This low rider has his very own body shop called Ramone’s House of Body Art where he changes his paint job on a regular basis. Cheech Marin voices the talking car and his license plate reads LOWNSLO.
Boyz in the Hood: The 1964 Chevy Impala in this classic 90s film is perfect for the streets of South Central LA. This convertible beauty is gold with gold 10” rims. The Impala was so cool it even worked as a drive-by car for Doughboy – played by Ice Cube.
Batman: The first of the new Batman movies debuted in 1989 with Michael Keaton dressed in the iconic black suit. The Batmobile, which looks more like a jet plane minus the wings rather than a car, was placed on top of a 1964 Impala chassis.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The 1971 Chevrolet Impala Convertible played a major role in the movie Rumor has it that Johnny Depp actually drove Hunter S. Thompson’s own Impala in many of the scenes, but there were obviously other similar styled cars used in other scenes.
409 by the Beach Boys: This hotrod song was written about the uber-hot 1963 Impala SS 409, which has often been called the best looking generation of Impalas. It had one of the shortest wheelbases of any generation and it had some of the most unusual accents, like the perfectly angled back lines, the short bullet tail lights, and racing-hot name badge.