Don and Elma Voth’s 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS, “The Imposter,” was just awarded the prestigious Ridler Award at the 2015 Detroit Autorama.
“The Imposter” was designed by Chip Foose, who wanted to build a ground-up custom that would handle like a modern muscle car.
According to Foose’s website, “Customer Don Voth and his wife Elma [Abbotsford, Bristish Columbia] drove a 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS on their honeymoon and they wanted to recreate that memory. The idea was to pay tribute to that car with a ground-up custom, but also have it handle like a modern machine. Once complete, they’ll be able to relive the early days of their marriage as they cruise.”
Foose dropped a ’65 Impala body on a new 2009 Corvette chassis for the build, which he has reportedly worked on since at least 2008.
Enjoy these pic of “The Imposter” from Detroit Autorama, courtesy of Championship Auto Shows, Inc.