When James Coroneas brought his “baby”—a 1964 Chevy Impala hardtop coupe—to Lee & Cates Glass, it was because it’s very hard to find a shop that will do work on vintage cars.
Our technician Mike Stevenson has 21 years of experience working on cars like this and he understands the patience and attention to detail this kind of job takes. Unlike working on modern cars, which can take as little as 30 minutes, vintage models require you to remove all the chrome trim to access the glass. Mike was impressed with the condition of Coroneas’ car—”absolutely no rust”—and the fact that James drives the Impala every day.
For many, a vintage Impala is as good as it gets. When the Beach Boys sang “she’s real fine, my 409,” they were referring to a souped-up version of the Impala with a 409 V8 engine. While James doesn’t have that upgrade, that’s the vintage of his car! And we think she is “real fine.”