(1964 Chevy Impala)
“My Boy Blue”
Hugo Herrera’s 1964 Chevy Impala, lovingly named “My Boy Blue,” is a testament to the beauty of lowriding and the power of heritage. The car was purchased over 23 years ago for $2,500, and after spending 19 months in storage while Herrera raised his son as a single father, it took two years of hard work from Herrera and his two best friends to get the car to its current stunning state.
The inspiration behind the vehicle’s restoration was Herrera’s heritage and love for lowriding. While he wanted to put his own twist on the car, he also wanted to stay true to traditional lowriding elements. As such, he opted for air ride instead of hydraulics and a traditional paint job versus patterns. The car’s name, “My Boy Blue,” was inspired by the character in the movie Old School because, as Herrera puts it, “my car is old, blue, and way cool.”
Herrera has been building since he was 16 years old and has always worked on everything he owned with his friends. He is affiliated with the Lowered Attractions C.C. and has plans to redo the car’s interior, one of the first things he did when he purchased the vehicle over two decades ago.
The 1964 Chevy Impala’s journey has been a long one. When Herrera first bought the car, it was abandoned in someone’s backyard with two dogs living inside of it. Now, thanks to Herrera’s hard work and dedication, the car is a fully restored masterpiece that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
Some of the car’s impressive features include a fully wrapped frame, AccuAir airbag info, LED lighting, edge plexiglass, and a RetroSounds stereo system installed by Showtime Audio. The car also has Dayton Chrome wire wheels, a 350 engine with chrome accents, and an original blue paint job with no graphics.
Herrera’s 1964 Chevy Impala is a true testament to the beauty of lowriding and the power of hard work and dedication. With a stunning restoration and a rich history, this car is sure to continue turning heads and inspiring awe for years to come.
Photos by: Chris Gosda