1958 CHEVY CONVERTIBLE hot rod V8 348CI TRI-POWER
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- SubModel: Impala
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1958
- Mileage: 500
- VIN: 58
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 348
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: rwd
- Interior color: Red
- Options: Convertible
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1958 Chevrolet Impala Impala
1958 Chevy Convertible red
In an age where car designs can easily hang around for a decade,
it's hard to imagine an automaker turning out jaw-dropping but completely
different styling five years in a row. Between 1955 and 1960,
Chevrolet did just that and, over time, each model has climbed the ranks to become
an exalted American classic. The 1958 Impala is one of the most sought after cars of Detroit's golden era,
and examples like this professionally
restored convertible are great reminders why. There's absolutely nothing like it in dealer showrooms.
It's an iconic package that includes a correct
Turbo Thrust V8, a correct3-SPEEDtransmission and a sizzling Red on Red&Black color scheme that's guaranteed to turn heads.
And every oneof its parts is solid and ready to cruise.
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With that in mind, there's a lot of metal to
contend with on these cars during the restoration process. And there's also a lot of continuous lines,
meaning getting that metal right is especially
important. This Chevy is The beneficiary of a frame-off restoration,
which refurbished aTon of original trim parts, this classic Impala is a top-
notch cruiser that makes no excuses. When you walk up to the car,
the firstThing you'll notice is a spectacular coat of Red urethane Paint,
which has been massaged and buffed to a fantastic shine.
Take a longer look at its solid flanks and you'll see large and highly detailed panels,
which create a near seamless profile. And when you study this Chevy for an extended period of time,
it becomes very apparent that whoever
performed its restoration knew exactly what they were doing.
There's no filler, no hacked-up patches and the car's straight body presents a
virtually perfect silhouette that highlights everything great about optimistic American design!
348 Big Block ENGINE
Lift this Chevy's long hood and you'll find a 348 cubic inch Turbo Thrust V8 that's branded with a correct HA Code, Tri-Power Engine.
this sturdy 315 horsepower big block is one of the many reasons the Impala model enjoys fantastic name recognition.
And absolutely every item, from its thick
coat of Chevy Orange paint to its unique, bowtie-branded valve covers, has at one point been rebuilt, refinished or replaced.
At the top of the
bright block, a Black,Duel-snorkel air cleaner funnels wind in to The Tri Power carburetor.
At the sides of the block, restored exhaust
manifolds allow oversquare cylinders ample breathing room by pushing spent gases through correct, true-dual pipes.
At the back of the block, a
traditional points distributor shoots fire through fresh Radio GM plug wires.
Cooling is provided by a beefy Harrison radiator, which circulates
water through a series of pliable hoses. All the right details, including a stainless fuel line,
correct decals and a rebuilt brake booster, have been
fitted between standard silver hinges.
And the car's Satin Black engine bay serves as an ideal backdrop for the engine's many different textures.
Park this topless full-size Impala on a lift and you will find a solid undercarriage that's hardly seen any road time at all.
The car's straight floor pans are covered in a traditional coat of Shinny red Paint,
which perfectly contrasts its Satin Black X-frame.
A rugged 3-SPEED transmission, Under that capable drivetrain, a completely rebuilt suspension,
drum brakes that successfully counter torque.
At the center of the floors, a stainless, true-dual exhaust system utilizes correct turbo
mufflers to weave an aggressive, full-throttle rumble into a subdued and classy idle.
At the corners of the chassis, great looking 8.00-14 BF
Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls frame fresh NOS hubcaps.
And everything, from this Chevy's stiff shocks to its shiny fuel tank, is fully sorted and
ready to hit the pavement.
Stylistically, there's a lot to admire about this Impala's interior and, best of all, it's just as great to use as it is to look at.
At ground level,
Fisher sill plates anchor plush carpet under thick, rubber floor mats.
Firm bench seats wear retro plaid covers that remind us of family picnics.
Incontrast to the exterior of the car, the stainless-trimmed dash dons an even coat of Turquost paint;
playing host to factory instrumentation, a
correct radio and chrome accessory pulls. In front of the driver,
a traditional Impala steering wheel spins speed-drilled spokes around a storied
cross-flag emblem. At the sides of the car, expressive door panels found simple exit handles. And behind the
passengers, a cavernous trunk features a correct jack, a full-size spare tire and fresh mats.
This highly polished cruiser is an all-American piece of jet age magic that's ready to be shown and celebrated,
With its sturdy 348/ci
drivetrain, reliability won't be an issue. And the car's luxurious interior is every bit as welcoming now as it was when new.
If you're looking for animpressive, first-rate classic to round out your collection, snag this Impala today!