Hollywood has a way of finding lots of vintage cars for TV shows and movies. Take the pop culture/cult classic show, Supernatural. The protagonists drive around hunting supernatural creatures in a vintage '67 Chevy Impala. While that alone is impressive, there are several other facts about this car in the show that you may not know.
The Show's Prop Team Procured SEVEN of the Exact Make and Model
Because the protagonists of the show often get shot at, or have monsters explode in or near the vehicle, the show's prop team was required to find duplicate models of the car. The team procured, and the show actually uses, seven classic Impalas. Every time something messy happens to the car on the show, the car is rotated out for cleaning, repairs and restoration and a duplicate takes its place.
Each Vehicle Sounds a Little Different
To the untrained ear, all seven of the cars used in the show sound the same. They are loud, with a growling, rumbling thunderous sound. Yet, if you watch all twelve years of the show, and listen very carefully, you can hear some tiny differences in the sounds of the engines. That is because some of the engines are wholly original, while a few of the others have had parts replaced in order to restore them. It is akin to having septuplets, but each one clearly has its own personality.
Watch for the Classic Impala Accessories
Besides each of the seven Impalas sounding a little different, you may notice some different accessories. Different glove box handles, shinier chrome bumpers, and even radio antennas signal that the protagonists in the show are driving a different duplicate. It is the kind of stuff that hardcore fans look for, and like to point out to others who have never watched the show.
Buying Parts from the Show's Cars
Super-hardcore Supernatural fans sometimes get a chance to own a piece of the show. Crazy as it sounds, but parts from these cars that are no longer functional or would take too much time and money to rebuild are sold at auction. If you are looking to restore your own classic Impala, and it is a '66, '67, or '68, you might be interested in tracking down these auctions to get a real piece of the show for your vehicle. Of course, if it is also signed by the cast and/or crew, then it might just be better to display the part instead.