Automobile [1967 Chevrolet Impala]
Maker and role
General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Company Division., Manufacturer
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The end of World War Two saw a rise in import tariffs. These tariffs were designed to encourage British imports and protect the car assembly industry. British cars had initially been less practical for the rough roads of New Zealand, but as road conditions improved, the country underwent a significant change in motoring. New Zealanders began opting for smaller cheaper European cars over the large expensive North American models.
The Impala is one of General Motor’s most successful models. From its introduction in 1958, the Impala sold well. By 1965, it was selling at a rate of more than a million units a year, a record that remains today.
Model: Chevrolet Impala
Manufacturer: General Motors
Country manufactured: Canada
Engine type: Petrol, 8-cylinder
Engine capacity: 4.6 litre
HP: 155 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Gearbox: Three stage auto and 1 reverse