Lil John's 1970 Chevrolet

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Photo courtesy of Lil John.
Photo courtesy of Lil John.
A photo of the Caprice and Lil John's Italian Stallion at an indoor car show. Photo courtesy of Lil John.
"The Italian Stallion" was named after Sylvester Stallone. This photo shows Ed Mancini and Lil John with Sylvester Stallone at Sylvester’s home while he was making Rocky II. Ed is the bald guy, and Lil John is the fellow in the tan striped shirt. Photo courtesy of Lil John.

1970 Chevrolet Impala owned by Majestics car club founder and President John "Lil John" Giovanni Bertoldi of La Mirada, California. Named the "Itallian Stallion," after Sylvester Stallone, the car featured a wild and crazy multicolor flake design with murals of a sweet woman and her body designed with a horse body bottom. It had a full on custom interior with bull winkle seats and a hood and trunk to match. Hydraluic lifts and plenty of chrome were also in place. It was painted by Ed Mancini. Lil John and Ed painted a motorcycle for Sylvester Stallone that he used in the Rocky movie. The idea for the build came after Ed and Lil John met Sylvester at his home.


Lil John sold the car to a guy in Florida right after it had won its second show placing first. In the 1990s it was sold to Germany.



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