Kimball High School alumnus Jim Clanton wrote into automotive columnist Greg Zyla recently about the particular color of the 1963 Chevy Impala that his mother up and bought one Saturday afternoon.
“Apparently she had seen this beauty in the dealer’s showroom window and decided she had had enough of the station wagon,” Clanton writes. “The dealer was Earl Hays Chevrolet in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas. The unusual thing about this car was the color. It was called ‘anniversary gold’ and the dealer told my mother that the color was in honor of General Motors’ 50th anniversary — 1913 to 1963.”
Clanton says he thought the color was unique from other shades of gold that Chevy used.
The car also had wheel covers, whitewall tires, power steering, power brakes and AM radio.
Now that’s a car to cruise Kiest Park in.