1961 Chevrolet Ad - November 1960 National Geographic. My mom had one, in jet black. I HATED that car with a passion. I thought it was the ugliest thing, but unbeknownst to me, many people thought it was the coolest thing around. Finally, but the mid 70's, she bought at 1972 Buick Skylark, that I right away fell in love with. I was SO happy to see that Chevy Impala leave! So happy.