Donk vs. Donk: 1972 Chevrolet Impala ‘Verts Face-Off

Separated at birth? These two '72 'verts have a very similar look but are actually quite different. Which would you rather hit the streets with?

Photography: Andrew Link

Spec The Technique: “Diggy”

Year/Make/Model: 1972 Chevrolet Impala convertible

Performance: 572 big block engine; Blower Shop 871 blower supercharger; Pro 1 polished aluminum heads; ceramic-coated Hooker headers; twin Holley 1050 Dominator carburetors; built turbo 400 transmission

Exterior: House of Kolor Kandy Red paint; custom-made Asanti grille; red suede convertible top

Interior: Black leather with red stitching; full chrome convertible top rack; custom-made billet steering wheel

Ice: Two JL Audio HD600/4 amplifiers, four 1000/1 amps, 14 C2-650 speakers, four 12W7 subwoofers; all installed by deciBels Auto Creations

Wheels/Tires: 30-inch staggered Asanti AF-163 wheels; Toyo Tires Proxes 4 tires, 265/25/30


Spec The Technique: “I-95”

Year/Make/Model: 1972 Chevrolet Impala convertible

Performance: Big block 632; Turbo 400 transmission; Dana Model 60; fuel cell; hydroboost March Performance pulley kit; custom I-95 Motorsports alternator bracket for dual alternator; custom cold air intake system; Painless Performance wire harness; MSD Ignition; 14-inch Baer brakes with stainless steel lines, front/rear; notch rear frame; tub-out back half; B&M shifter

Engine Compartment: House of Kolor Kandy Apple Red paint; shaved firewall; custom-fabricated engine cover; wheel wells airbrushed with Blood Diamond scene

Exterior: House of Kolor Kandy Apple Red paint; airbrush graphic on 32-inch rear quarters; Stayfast convertible top, red with glass; rechromed or polished all moldings/bumpers

Interior: Gray and red leather and suede; Dakota Digital dash, A/C control; custom fiberglass dashboard with 22-inch monitor, door panels, quarter panels painted Kandy Apple Red; LED lighting throughout car; chrome non-ignition steering column; billet steering wheel; chrome Mustang A/C vents; hot rod door handles; chrome convertible rack, header bow, latches

Ice: Kenwood DNX9990HD head unit; three 12-inch Ascendant Audio Mayhem subwoofers; two 10-inch Eminence speakers, four 8-inch speakers, four 6-inch speakers, four tweeters; three MMATS 3000 amplifiers, one 4160 amp; custom box wrapped with paneling; LED lighting

Wheels/Tires: 32-inch Asanti AF151 wheels; DUB TRI-ACE tires, 305/25/32

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