Dean’s car, affectionately dubbed the Metallicar by fans, originally belonged to his father, John. It is first seen in the aftermath of Mary’s death, as John sits with his sons on the hood of the car while his house burns. John later gave the car to Dean, although the exact date of this is unknown. In a strange twist of fate, it is actually Dean who convinces John to buy the car, instead of a VW van, when he travels back in time to 1973. The Impala was built in Janesville, Wisconsin, on April 24, 1967.
This reproduction of Dean’s car is a 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Hardtop. It was built at the Oshawa Ontario GM plant on May 3rd 1967. The car still has the original 283 Cubic Inch V8 (with minor upgrades) and Powerglide Transmission but now upgraded to a 4 speed Overdrive Automatic Transmission and was originally painted teal with a matching interior. It was transported to Winnipeg, Manitoba and was sold a few days later by its first owner who continued to own it until his death in 2011. Now its current owner (Eric Simpson) purchased it in 2011 and had it shipped to Ottawa Ontario. It was restored and the exterior was re-painted black and the interior was re-dyed tan with black seats and black seatbelts. Cragar Rims and added bumper guards to the front and back. It is the only 100% show accurate “Baby” in Canada (right down to the Legos in the heater, carved initials and army man in the ashtray).