Looking at this purple ’64, you might be thinking that it’s too nice for actual use, whether it be driving or competing. In a way, you’re right. The body work, panel alignment is spot-on; the chrome is perfect and the interior couldn’t be nicer, but Kamal Fernando’s Impala has the goods where it counts, too.
The car was built in Japan by the crew at Perfect Image Hydraulics under the direction of Mr. Tamura as a follow-up to his Amethyst ’64, which was the first car to grace the cover of Lowrider Magazine Japan in 1993. More than hydraulic cylinders replacing the stock coil springs, this car has been cut every-which-way to allow the body panels to rest gingerly on the ground. Starting at the bottom, the rear frame rails were reshaped to allow the rearend housing to go higher than the GM designers ever thought possible. Front control arms were fabricated along with a rear four link, and CCP brakes are located behind the iconic 13” Dayton Zenith wheels. 6” cylinders are up front with 10” units in back, meaning this car goes from sky-high to ground-scraping and back without breaking a sweat.