Remember when everyone was driving full-sized sedans like this 1970 Chevrolet Impala? Life was good, V8s were in fashion, effortless highway cruising was the norm, and luxury was standard. Journey back with us to those days of your childhood and enjoy the good life at a surprisingly affordable price. OK, we know a 4-door sedan isn''t going to set the world alight with desire, but look carefully at this 2-owner Imp. When was the last time you saw one, let alone one this straight and clean with a substantial pile of money invested in a restoration? I mean, nobody restores these cars, right? Well, here''s one of the nicest, with super straight bodywork four doors that open and close easily, and a no-frills look that''s appealing in today''s over-styled age. Mulsanne Blue looks as good here as it does on high-end Chevelles, and is just a shade lighter than the original code 28 Fathom Blue, so it looks right on the 45-year-old bodywork. There''s no question about it, this is a big car, but it also looks muscular so it carries the size well, and the bodywork is so shockingly straight that you''ll do a double take when you see your reflection in the quarter panels. Excellent chrome bumpers, a simple grille, and the Impala''s traditional triple taillights give this car a familiar look that will bring back great memories. The medium blue interior is a combination of old and new components, and shows off a lifetime of easy living. Bench seats mean there''s room for everyone inside, and the smattering of luxury equipment means that this is a fantastic road trip candidate for those long journeys. The upholstery is in excellent shape with only minor signs of age and activity, the carpets are a little faded but certainly not in need of replacement, and the door panels appear new with original arm rests still in place. Factory A/C is a welcome option for those vacation drives and with fingertip control of the steering, this car is an effortless cruiser. A few woodgrained details on the doors and steering wheel remind you that this is Chevy''s top-of-the-line, and rear seat occupants are treated to spacious first-class accommodations. A giant trunk looks like it''ll help you move your apartment and all that sheetmetal inside is nicely finished with correct spatter paint. Chevy''s 350 cubic inch V8 is a great choice in the Impala, powerful and torquey, yet much easier on gas than a big block. The matching-numbers small block is nicely detailed with bright Chevy Orange paint and a correct air cleaner up top, and thanks to careful maintenance, it''s a great runner. They didn''t try to upgrade it with the usual parts, instead leaving it as the factory intended and once you experience it, you won''t wonder why. It''s so smooth you can barely feel it running and on the road the TH350 3-speed automatic shifts almost imperceptibly in true luxury car fashion. You''ve probably forgotten the incomparable ride of these big ''70s sedans, but you''ll be delighted by the hovercraft-like ride and the gentle burble from the single exhaust pipe. It''s clean underneath, albeit not restored, and still rides on original wheels with hubcaps and G78-15 whitewalls, just like the old days. Complete with a factory build sheet, this big cruiser is one of the nicest of the breed we''ve ever seen. Don''t dismiss four doors until you''ve experienced the whole package. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.