Before becoming the Production Editor for LOWRIDER I used to work the returns desk at a Best Buy. Walking around Extreme Auto Fest Anaheim it was quite a surprise when I bumped into Tony Alcala Jr, one of my coworkers from my Best Buy days. What was even more surprising was when I found out that Tony was there with his club, Showdown Familia showing off his car, a ’65 Impala SS.
Nicknamed Sexy 5 SS, Tony’s Impala was originally just a rolling chassis when he got it. Over the years Tony had an original 327 small block put in under the hood as well as a custom paint job by Coast 1, cut and buff by Sammy over at Speedway OC, chrome plating by Tomas Santa Maria, and engraving by Salas Engraving, while Tony himself built his own custom trunk setup as well as the audio and video systems.
Beto has already been in contact with Tony about getting his car in LOWRIDER so make sure to check back on our site as well as a future issue of LOWRIDER for a full feature on Tony’s Sexy 5 SS