The most common lowrider cars

Posted by at 4 May 2014, at 18 : 09 PM

The most common lowrider cars

Over the decades, certain models have become the most common lowrider cars. The Chevrolet Impala, either hardtop or convertible, has long been one of the most common lowrider cars, especially the 1964 and earlier models.

Although the early 60s Chevy Impala is highly sought after by collectors, others swear by somewhat lesser-known American cars like the 1978-88 GM “G-bodies”. These include the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Grand Prix. These cars and their earlier mid-70s versions are often seen as entry-level lowriders, though this doesn’t mean they should be looked down on.

Although the 70s and 80s models may make up the majority of common lowrider cars, a large group of aficionados specialize on restoring and/or customizing 1930s-1960s American cars. These can be some of the most beautiful and flamboyant of lowriders.

1971 Monte Carlo common lowrider cars

The most artistically and culturally significant lowriders, as the preserve the heritage of American car culture, while creating brand new pieces of automotive art.

In some (mostly European) countries, cars like the Morris Minor, Volvo PV544, air-cooled VW Beetle, Ford Zodiac, Vauxhall Victor and Vauxhall Cresta (or other car with Trans-Atlantic styling) are sometimes used as substitutes for the more common lowrider cars. This is generally due to factors such as cost, lack of American car imports, difficulty obtaining parts, or even a nationalistic desire to build a unique lowrider out of a domestic vehicle. In Japan however, lowriders are almost exclusively created from American cars.

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