14,634-mile 1958 Chevy survivor

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As they say, “they’re only original once.” But the Pick of the Day, a 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne 4-door sedan, has been original ever since it rolled off an assembly line, which occurred only 14,634 miles ago, according to the classic car dealership advertising the car for sale on ClassicCars.com.

The car not only is in original condition, it appears to be in immaculate condition based on the many photographs included in the advertisement placed by the Visalia, California, based dealership.

The dealership notes that the car, in red and white, has been preserved by all three of its owners. 

“This car has always been garaged and it shows,” the dealer points out. “My guy bought it from the 2nd owner and he drove it down to him from Canada.

“We are selling this car for a collector friend of ours that is moving into a new house and it will only fit 20 of his 40+ cars, so he is thinning his herd.”

The dozens of photographs support the dealer’s contention of how nice the car really is.

“Survivor classic cars this nice don’t come along very often! The color combination of — Code “1009” — Rio Red and Arctic White two tone exterior paint with all original — Code “803” — Gunmetal Silver Vinyl and brocade cloth interior on this beauty is stunning to say the least!

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“This is a tight and solid 1958 Chevy Biscayne 4-Door Sedan which runs extremely well.”

The engine is a 235cid 6-cylinder with its original oil-bath air-cleaner housing and valve cover and is linked to a three-speed manual gearbox.

“I drove this car around for a couple of days, running errands and on the freeway and it is such a nice driver, it went 65-70 mph no problem,” the dealer comments. 

The original spare tire with its label attached is in the car’s trunk. 

The dealer reports that everything on the car works “except the wipers.” 

The car is being offered for sale for $17,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Very nice car, but not completely original. THe hood hinges and springs have been painted for one thing. They were black springs and gold cadmium plated hinges or sometimes also black and they did rust eventually. You can also see evidence of paint work around the trunk area. Just being picky. The word "original" is often misused. Maybe it should read original and well maintained.

    • Also being picky about originality, not sure they had coolant recovery tank in 1958, or the chrome louver inserts on the front fenders. Still a nice car. 235 6 cyl is a bullet proof engine.

  2. Anything but original, Oil breather cap should not be chrome, Anti Freeze flush cap on heater hose, gages under the hood and it has been resprayed, look at the door gasket that is white.

    Be careful. It is a classic example of over exaggeration of a 10 footer

  3. bob is right and evidence of sloppy repaint work are everywhere including a black valve cover(blue) and red paint extending beyond rear stainless trim. nice car but 17 large for a 4 dr 6 cyl, not happening

  4. I was never crazy about the "58 Chevy’s body style especially following the ’57’s; but now I think they are beautiful & unique in style. I would love to have one!

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