Chrome was a big deal in 1958, and Chevrolet was all in, as evidenced by the Pick of the Day, a 1958 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop that is a showcase of brightwork.
One of the most popular of all GM collector cars, the ’58 Impala was a single-year design, sandwiched between the’57 Chevy with its famous tailfins and the wildly flamboyant 1959 model with its over-the-top everything.
This was the first year for the Impala name, and it was applied as an upmarket version of the Bel Air. Among the signature chrome embellishments that set the Impala apart were the unique vent above the rear window and the splash of racy trim behind the doors.
“The ’58 Impala is always a great decision for a distinctive classic,” according to the Mesa, Arizona, dealer advertising the Chevy on ClassicCars.com. “After all, it’s the debut year for this legendary Chevy name, and it’s also a single-year design.
“They made sure this one stood out from the crowd even more with an investment in a respray of a crisp white and plenty of modern clearcoat to give it luster. And speaking of shiny things, the brightwork looks quite nice on the full-length trim, wraparound rear bumper, and all those jet-age details.
“There’s even added sparkle from upgrades like cat-eye headlights and 15-inch polished alloys.”
The seller refers to the Impala as a “show-worthy package” that has “a tidy look with the bright white paint; a tidy interior with plenty of classic details; and a tidy engine bay with updated V8 power.”
The “strong-running” V8 has been enhanced with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, Hedman long-tube headers and dual exhaust, MSD distributor and an aluminum radiator. The odometer shows 47,827 miles, but there’s no indication in the ad whether that is original.
“The whole package was built for driving,” the seller adds. “That’s why you have a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes w/discs up front.”
This sounds like an enjoyable driver that’s sure to turn heads, and priced at $54,995.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.