2Pac’s Chevy Impala enjoys a full restoration and a proper lowering
This sunny-yellow convertible once served the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur (2Pac) and showed up in his music video “2Pac – To Live And Die in L.A.”. A couple of years ago, a man named Lloyd bought the Impala and turned it into a flashy and expensive restomod.
You may remember that in the video, the car looks like a true lowrider. This is not the case, however, as it was filmed to look that way with the stock suspension. Lloyd took the matter more seriously and upgraded the suspension to be hydraulic and height-adjustable, ending up with a much more convincing lowrider aesthetic.
Wanting more to do with the car, he gilded a number of exterior trim parts for an especially head-turning look and put a modern V8 under the hood, rated at 626 PS (616 hp / 460 kW). An old three-speed A/T was tasked with delivering that power to the wheels.
Interior upgrades boiled down to violet ambient lighting and backlight, a custom dashboard and a gold-rimmed steering wheel along with other gilded accents.
Watch the full video by Barcroft Cars for an in-depth look at the project.
Editor Andrew Raspopov