My Mom inherited a 1973 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe that had a 350 in it.  That 
thing was like driving a giant marshmallow.  You would hit a bump and the 
suspension would finally settle a couple miles down the road.  No feel for the 
driver, I recall using the term “wallow” when describing it to my Dad.

That being said, it was a fun car to drive compared to a Beetle.  I remember 
the nice brocade cloth upholstery and the front bench seat.

Land yacht.


> On Oct 12, 2016, at 4:55 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <> 
> wrote:
> As a kid, my mother drove a '72 T-Bird for many years.  It had a 427 ci 
> engine, what a gas hog!  I think the body was very similar to your brother's 
> car in terms of size (HUGE), but not as angular.  Terrible in the Wisconsin 
> winters without snow tires, but Mom drove about thirty miles each way to work 
> so she preferred all-season tires.  That car got stuck a lot in the winter, I 
> think we kept a chain and shovel in the trunk year-round.  Very comfortable 
> ride, fast for the time, stylish, I think it had over 150k miles when it was 
> sold to the mailman.  He drove a rural mail delivery route and racked up many 
> more miles in short order, I think the car only lasted a few more years on 
> mail delivery duty.
> -- 
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> '87 300TD
> '95 E300


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