The preferred chassis for a lowrider vehicle is the fourth generation Chevrolet Impala, according to the New York Times. Lowrider car culture began in the 1950s, but it was not until the fourth generation Chevrolet Impala hit the scene that it begin to grow in popularity. The chassis design was solid and allowed a hydraulic system to be mounted on safely and securely.
Although older 1960s Impalas are preferred, the 1970s Oldsmobile Cutlass models have solid frames that are just as firm and pair well with a hydraulic system. In addition to the stiff frames, the body panels on these cars are very large, allowing their owners a canvas to paint their vehicle to their liking.