The Reader’s Ride features have been a big hit so far at TTAC, so I’m taking it to the next level. To put it mildly.
Tonight, I’ll be driving a 1981 Impala Coupe from Portland, ME to Greenville, IN, a distance of approximately 1,120 miles. The Impala Coupe is the property of our reader “Mark In Maine”, who will be following along in a U-Haul, and it has the following bitchin’ features:
- First-facelift B-body box formal coupe styling. None of that fancy-pants aeroback Caprice crap here, son.
- 3.8 liters of GM V-6 power for great highway fuel economy and exciting hill climbs!
- Roll-up windows for safety in case I drive into a swimming pool. Weren’t you worried about that as a kid? I remember being worried about it.
- No cruise control, because real men are always in control of their speed.
- Possibly no A/C, I’ve been afraid to ask.
This isn’t the oldest GM car I’ve driven cross-country, nor is the farthest distance I’ve driven a Malaise-mobile; that honor goes to my spectacularly star-crossed Fleetwood Talisman adventure three years ago. But this time I’m working against the clock, because I have to be at a new-car press event on in the South on Wednesday.
I’ll keep you all posted, but wish me and Mark luck!