Its Life So Far...The car has been prominently featured on the series, beginning with the teaser of the pilot which shows John Winchester holding his two sons as he sits on the car and watches his house burn. The car is Dean's most prized possession, and he protects it with nearly the same ferocity with which he protects his family. Despite this, however, he attacks the car's rear with a crowbar after a talk with Sam in the episode "Everybody Loves A Clown" due to the pressure from his dying father's secret about Sam. The car had been previously damaged when a semi-truck blinsided it in the season 1 finale, "Devil's Trap". In the pilot episode, the trunk is revealed to hold various weaponry to fight the supernatural.
After Sam inherits the car following Dean's death in the third season finale, he revamps the radio with an iPod. The car is later returned to Dean in Season 4, when Dean comes back from hell. It has been minor damages here and there. Has even had angels and demon (once at the same time) in the back seat. In Season 5, its the Impala and all its memories that helps Sam push Lucifer back and jump in the hole.
In Season 6, like Dean, the Impala is retired. That until near the end of Two And A Half Men, when Dean returns to hunting. It was also possesed in Mannequin 3: The Reckoning, much to Dean's mispleasure (Note the first time though. It was first possessed in Pilot). Although the status of the Impala is unknown at this time, since it was bashed into by Demons and now is a wreck.
The Actual Car
In an interview at a convention, Ackles said the main Impala they use has a 427 and skid plates. The actual car was bought from the Kelley family of Farmingdale, NJ in 2005. The Kelleys were the second owners of the car, they bought it from the original owners. The car was bought new in 1967 at Mathews Chevrolet in Farmingdale, NJ. It was originally baby blue with baby blue interior and dual bench seats.
For the production of the show, they have about 6 impala's; only 2 work. The "Hero" one and "Stunt" one. Rumour has it, the sound comes from a tape, and is even that of a Mustang 65 instead of an Impala 67. This however, is not evident from comparing these particular sounds with the actual tv-show.
Memories It holds
- Used to be John's car
- Sam and Dean's intitals carved in a door
- An army man Sam stuck in the ash tray
- Lego blocks Sam and Dean jammed in the vents
- All the times Sam and Dean spent in the car.
- Sam and Dean watch the stars while sitting on it