While the Chevrolet Impala is a highly sought-after vehicle by collectors, not many know that the first Impala was actually a top-of-the-line trim for the Chevrolet Bel-Air introduced in 1958. The first Impala was hence called the Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala. Considering that the Impala was the best Chevrolet could offer on the Bel-Air, it came with many bells and whistles, and notable design change. This is the car that helped Chevrolet regain the number-one production spot during the 1958 recession year. In our listing is an immaculate and reportedly all-original car apart from the fluids and the battery, a 1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala with just 49,800 miles on the odometer and available to be seen in Ohio.
This 1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala is dressed in a stunning Tropic Turquoise Blue, which is reported to be the original paint, and had never been repainted. The Impala’s styling extended all the way to its body, which was a X-member ‘Safety Girder’ frame design. This post-war car takes into consideration the economic boom by upsizing on the luxury and chrome. To further distinguish the Impala, it has Impala script on the rear fender, insignia, and crossed-flags emblems at the front of the cove. The rear of the Impala is featuring a distinctive 3-piece taillight on each side. The original interior of this magnificent car is still holding the original radio along with the 2-spoke steering wheel. Assisting with the turning is the adequately powerful power steering. This Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala is a 2-door sport coupe, and thus features two doors with a bench seat. The original bill of sale from Virginia is also included in the sale.
When GM released the 1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala, it was offered with three powertrain configurations. The least powerful being the 235cu (3.9L) I6, the intermediate 283cu (4.6L) V8 and the most powerful engine offered at that time by GM the 348cu (5.7L) V8. Transmission options were the 3-speed manual, 3-speed with overdrive manual, Turboglide automatic and the 2-speed Powerglide automatic. This Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala is powered by the 348cu TurboThrust V8, mated to the 3-speed manual transmission with column shifter. What makes this car special is that it came equipped with the rare Tri-Power 348 engine configuration, and to boot it is reported to be numbers matching. All round drum brakes provide sufficient stopping power for this car.
-Car Location: Ohio
-"100% All original car except for the fluids and the battery"- reported
-Reported to be a numbers matching 348ci Tri-power V8 Engine - rare
-3 speed manual transmission on the column
-Never painted - original paint
-Drum Brakes on all 4
-Power Steering - "it'll turn that big ol' car"
-2 door w/ bench seat
-Original Bill of Sale from Virginia included in the sale
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