Abel Abeyta has been lowriding for quite a long time now and has owned his fair share of beautiful cars that he has cruised all over the place. One of his dream cars has always been a ’63 Impala and that’s just what it remained—a dream car. That is, until he finally got ahold of one and made his dream a reality.

Abel searched and eventually located his dream quest that turned out to be a clean hard top that didn’t take him long to build and hit the streets of downtown Albuquerque. Not too long after, his goal of one day owning a ’63 Impala was finally reached but it became clear that it was a drop top that he ultimately wanted. His good friend and Impala Car Club president, Ken Montoya acknowledged the change of heart and started another search for his friend that came across a good candidate to start out with.

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Abel had to sell his hardtop to free up the funds so he could start all over again to build his real dream car. After pulling the frame off of the body, he had it completely wrapped to insure the car wouldn’t twist under hydraulic pressure. When it came time to start doing the metal work and paint on the body, he didn’t have to look too far because his good friend Ken also owned Top Auto Body.

After many hours and long nights at the shop the classic convertible was ready to get some color. Ken laid down a magenta flake base color and covered it up with a whole lotta House of Kolor Brandy Wedine. The car waited patiently until it was wet sand and pin-stripped before being clear coated once again. After the paint was dry and cured the drop top’s entire body was buffed out, polished and ready for assembly. An all new white leather interior was installed and later on down the line came the “Old School” Reds hydraulic system that was showcased inside the trunk of the car.

Finally Abel can rest easy and look at this car and say his childhood dream did come true. Though it was a 1963 Impala, he had to find out first if his vision was a hard top before truly realizing it was this convertible that would make his quest come true

1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Vehicle Nickname
Mighty Fine Brandy Wine

Owner
Abel Abeyta

City/State
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Club
Impalas

Engine/strong>
283cu.

Body/Paint
Kandy Brandywine, Tan and Pink Pinstripes, Murals on skirts

Suspension
Fully wrapped frame, 2 Old School Reds pumps with 4 batteries

Interior
Leather with custom trunk panels

Sound
Complete Memphis Audio System

Wheels/Tires
13×7 72 Spoke Dayton’s