Is that from a showroom book? Do you have the 79? Stupid, but I thought that back window glass gave the Impala something that other cars did not have. I might not scrap this one.
However, ..., in fact ..., you are both wrong. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
Biscayne died out in 1976 (1975 for sure, but am pretty sure on 1976). Belair died in 1979. I believe 78 was its last year? If not, 79. (I remember my first car, a worn out taxi, was a 1980 Impala; I don't think I swapped Belair off of it for Impala.)
The Impala-Caprice, remodelled in 1980, underwent one design change in 1981: a different grill. It died out in 1989. Then the behometh caprice boat came into being. It died in the mid-nineties. Dad stopped buying them after 1989, switching over to Luminas which were more affordable - and a damn site faster as taxi and police packages.
Dad's taxi company ordered oodles of them as new taxi packages. Taxi packs came in the cheapest model with vinyl seats - different from your picture, more plain. Passengers would complain in the winter if the car was not warmed up first. A plaid split bench was "often" installed in police packages; their back seat were swapable in a taxi package. The northern cars were mostly dark blue inside, southern cars were a tan. I have seen green too. Last going off, they all came from a plant in Texas.
P.S. Impala farmer: it's not 1973 - 76. It's 71-76 [img]tongue.gif[/img] - doors, trunk lid etc. were swappable. It was 1974-1976 that had a different tail-light arrangement than the 1971-1973. 1974 was my least favourite. I prefered the 75, but 73 and 72 had their attributs.
(You think Chevelle gearheads are packrats, go see: http://www.angelfire.com/retro/impal...frontpage.html
Not bad for a college prof? Dad did his best to keep me away from the business, but I had to make $ to pay for school. I always followed the business, until Dad sold it in 1994 and retired. Did not want any of us to continue the business and divested completely.