This is what Pete told me about his 1959 Chevrolet Impala:
My wife and I were in a restaurant one night about 8 years ago. A mother, a grandmother and two kids were at the next booth. They looked out the window and saw my car. One of them said, “Look, it’s a space car”. That started it. I decided to call the car “BARBARELLA THE SPACCAR” after the movie starring Jane Fonda. So the car is BARBARELLA and the licence is SPACCAR.
Read more about Pete bringing his BARBARELLA back to life.