1958 Chevrolet Belair Impala "Aluminala" International Show Car / Resto-Mod
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Impala
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Custom Resto-Mod
- Year: 1958
- Mileage: 0
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 327
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1958 Chevrolet Impala
1958 Chevrolet Belair Impala Resto-Mod
“Aluminala” International Show Car
Freshly completed extensive two-year, nut and bolt, rotisserie restoration. Never driven and only trailered to publicity events since completion. Detailed photos, videos, and documentation of full ownership history and restoration process provided to buyer.
The “Aluminala’s” carefully planned design concept combines the classic long, low, wide styling of the original 58 Impala with all new mechanical equipment and drivetrain. Now performs like a fully modern sport coupe. The Aluminala design is highlighted by its extensive use of polished aluminum components to drastically reduce weight, and improve ride, handling, heat dissipation, and corrosion resistance.
A freshly rebuilt from top to bottom high performance V-8 motor, modern automatic transmission with overdrive, independent air bag suspension, rack and pinion power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioning, and much more showcase this incredible resto-mod.
Great effort was made to use factory original parts on the exterior and interior. All the original components were painstakingly preserved, painted, plated, and/or polished. Over 345 stock interior and exterior parts, including bumpers and all trim were show chrome plated and/or polished at great expense.
In addition, when needed for performance or appearance enhancement,the best high performance modern mechanical components available today were used.in excess of $60,000 of licensed “General Motors” OER (Original Equipment Reproduction) Parts from “Classic Industries”, “Ecklers”, “Summit Racing”, and other top suppliers were used during the restoration process. In addition, thousands of man hours were invested, with the goal of making this car the finest 58’s on the planet.
Investment in the build far exceeds the current asking price.Read more to find out how and why.
Watch the HD video detailing all aspects of the restoration process by searchingYouTube for MedUSA Motors and/or 1958 Bel Air Impala “Aluminala" Resto-Mod.
Exterior Body and Paint
This 58 Impala’s curvaceous muscular body has been meticulously restored. The car always resided in a temperate climate. So retains all original factory body panels. Including the quarters, fenders, doors, roof, hood, trunk lid, and chassis.
The process began by removing all the exterior trim, bumpers, emblems, motor, exhaust, grill, lights, hood, doors, trunk, lower valances, carpet, headliner, and interior trim. Everything was completely removed and stripped down to bare metal.The body was fullyseparated from the chassis and put on a rotisserie.Then every trim part from the ground up was either meticulously restored or replaced.
The only minor body rust issue that needed addressing was the cabin and trunk floors. Which had a small amount of rust visible after media blasting that looked slightly “moth eaten”. NO major rust though and NO paste filler was used during the repair. Those sections affected were cut out and expertly replaced with correct factory style panels. Installed by a body man with over 50 years’ experience, great attention was made to reduplicate the original factory appearance.
All the original body panels wereepoxy coated,smoothed out, and primed. The “Aluminala” theme continues with four coats of “DuPont” Black Onyx paint. Followed by six coats of “DuPont” Clear coat with a dusting of small aluminum flakes into the clear. Making the paint shimmer in the sunlight. The roof was painted with four coats of “DuPont” Cortez Silver aluminum colored paint and topped with 6 coats of clear coat, but no flakes. The paint was wet sanded between coats with increasingly fine grit. Then polished to perfection. Ensuring each panel is smooth as glass with great gap alignment.
The 58 is a one year only model, making it rare and the most desirable Impala. It also adorns hundreds of expensive interior and exterior trim parts. Making it extremely difficult and costly to restore to the high standard seen here. The build design called for retaining all the very expensive and hard to find stock interior and exterior trim parts. All original factory stainless trim, rocker panel cover molding, logos, drip moldings, window moldings, side spears, and pitch fork molding with factory correct black accent decals, and etcetera are in new or amazingly restored condition.
Examine the detailed YouTube video closely to notice all the details and subtle custom changes. Like the hand made trim molding extending from the rear of the roofs rain gutter. That extends back to the simulated rear roof exhaust vent.Too many other details to list, call for more info if interested in purchasing.
***All New Tinted Glass and weather-stripping
Front windshield was replaced with new correct gradient tinted glass. All side and rear windows tinted with 35% gradient film. All new weather stripping and window felts added to the doors, windows, trunk, and hood, with all factory original retaining clips, screws, and brackets. Driver and passenger side window frames and all interior trim fully re-chromed or replaced. New windshield wiper blades, wiper motor, and arms. Doors, trunk, and hood slam shut with a solid thud. No window wobbles with smooth window operation.
*“Dynomat” sound and temperature underlayment applied to the entire interior and roof. The black and aluminum theme carries into the mostly stock appearing interior that retains ALL the hard to find and very expensive re-chromed trim pieceslogos, and etcetera that all look new.All interior controls, gauges, and switches look amazing and function properly. Even the factory style reproduction clock is new and holds perfect time.*New Rearview mirror with chrome mounting pedestal.All new mounts, nubs, trim, and screws.
*Interior updated with subtle modern accents like “Alcantara” perforated suede seat inserts, sun visors, and headliner. Plus, custom flush mounted chrome and black A/C vents
*Original steering wheel fully restored.
*New original style door panels refurbished with all new bezels, chrome moldings, reflectors, lights and covers.
*New correct replacement black loop carpet installed with driver’s side rubber insert.
*New Chevrolet vintage looking AM/FM radio with modern USB port, new speakers. The external antenna was eliminated for smooth appearance and replaced with a hidden antennaunder the dash.
*All new lock cylinders with correct GM keys.
*New blackseat belts with aluminum buckles.
*New heavy gauge loop style carpet.
*Fully enclosed and custom show quality black and aluminum colored Impala logo and pitchfork design on access panels.
*The trunk mounted heavy duty battery is hidden behind the driver’s side panel for better weight distribution.
*Chrome plated factory spare wheel and tire is located behind the passenger side access panel.
*The rear access panel encloses the suspension’s air bag system.
1958 Impala’s were originally equipped with anemic 283 ci V-8's and smaller 6 cylinders. For this reason the engine was replaced with a 1967 327 ci small block with casting #3782870. This choice was made because from all external appearances the 283 and 327 are identical. Allowing the car to shave hundreds of pounds by using a lightweight block over a heavy modern engine, or old big block.While maintaining a stock appearance.
The motor was designed byMarvelous Marv Bastow of “Marv’s Speed and Machine” of Casper Wyoming. Marv’s expertise as an engine builder and drag racer span over 30 years. The engine and all newhighest qualitycomponents is built for a balance of power and endurance confidently North of 400 HP. But has not yet been Dyno tested.
The 327 block wasinspected,cleaned,honed, line bored, andcompletelyrebuiltfrom top to bottom utilizing all newhighperformance internal and external parts.
*Crank Shaft reground for performance.
*All new Forged Aluminum dome shaped Pistons with two valve reliefs.
*New Moly rings.
*New Forged 5140 steel connecting rods Rated to 500hp, were magna-fluxed and shot-peened.
*New Chromoly Connecting Rod bolts.
*New freeze plugs, along witheverythingelse.
***Heads received all new lightweight Valves with Cast Steel Roller Rocker Arms and Poly-Locks, and Hydraulic Flat Tappet Performance Cam and Lifters.
*New True Double Roller Timing Chain and Gears.
*New Chromoly Pushrod Fuel Pump.
*Stock 1967 Chevrolet Valve Covers look awesome.
*Carburetor -New Edelbrock Performer 600 cfm 4-barrel with electric choke.Has 2 small primary barrels for great fuel economy, with large secondary’s for power when desired.
*Intake Manifold-1966GM 4 barrel used with 327 casting # 3875954.
*New modern Electronic Ignition- Digital Ignition Box with Rev Limiter, Blueprinted HEI Distributor, 100 Amp Polished Aluminum Alternator w/ Internal Regulator.
*New modern custom Wiring Harness- All wires are completely hidden for smooth show car appearance.
*New Air Conditioning System- Utilizing modern components and refrigerant that blows ice cold. Polished aluminum Sanden 709 compressor, new condenser, and mechanicals with custom flush mounted chrome A/C interior exhaust vents and controls. For a better than factory stock appearance and function.
*New High Performance Rack and Pinion Power Steering System with New Polished Aluminum Pump and mounting bracket.
*Performance Polished Aluminum Radiator. Never worry about overheating with dual high flow aluminum tubes. For 50% more capacity than stock 2-row. Internal Transmission Cooler. New polished Aluminum Thermo-Radiator Cap. (Temperature gauge built into the radiator cap)
*New High Output Starter Motor
*New Weiand Polished Aluminum High-Volume Racing Water Pump.
*All new Polished Aluminum Pulleys and engine Accessory Mounting Brackets
*New Aluminum finned Oval High Performance Air Cleaner Assembly and Filter.
*New High-Volume Oil Pump
*New Magnetic Oil Pan Drain Plug
*AllNew Belts and Hoses
*All New Fluids
*New NGK Red Spark Plug Wires, 8mm, Spiro Wound
*New NGK-3332 Spark Plugs w/ V-Power Tip
Modern 30 spline“Turbo Hydra-Matic” 700-R4. Four Speed Automatic with Overdrive and Shift Kit. Combines rapid 1st gear launches with great fuel economy from the 4th gear overdrive. Completely rebuilt with new seals, gaskets, bands, and new Polished Aluminum TorqueConverterCover.
700R4 gear ratios:
- First - 3.059
- Second - 1.625
- Third - 1.000
- Fourth - 0.696
- Reverse - 2.294
Chassis and Suspension
The entire underside is highly detailed and painted black.GM’s Safety Girder X- shaped frame lowers the car and increases structural rigidity. Front Independent Suspension with spherical joints, and four link rear suspension with rugged control arms above and below the axle. Four coil springs replaced with a modern 4-wheel Independent Air Bag Suspension using 7-inch diameter front and 6-inch diameter rear “Airlift Dominator” Airbags.
Amazing suspension travel to clear driveways and road obstructions or slam it all the way to the ground. Customizableindependentheight adjustment with held 7-way remote control. Can adjust all 4 wheel’s ride height, both front wheels, both rear wheels, or raise and lower all 4 wheels at the same time.
*New Large 5-gal aluminum air tank painted black.
* Two New “Viair” 380 Chrome compressors provide fast filling time and backup redundancy. In case one compressor ever fails, the system will still work with only one.
*Plus, never worry about flat tires. A 30-Foot Air Hose is attached to the compressor. Allowing you to inflate your tire’s pressure, bicycles, and etcetera at any time.
***Completely rebuilt and painted Chevy 10 Bolt Rear
3.55 gears provide a balance of acceleration and good fuel economy.
***New Custom Aluminum Exhaust System
Aesthetically handsome stock “Corvette Ram-Horn” style Exhaust Manifolds lead into all new lightweight 2.5-inch custom Aluminum Exhaust, with dual “Borla” low restriction Aluminum Mufflers, Resonators, and new chrome downturn exhaust tips.
Produces a low muscular rumble outside that growls when the throttle is mashed, but is not intrusive to the interior. Especially with all the new the “Dynomat” soundproofing.
***New “SSBC” 4-Wheel Cross Drilled and Ventilated Performance Disc Brakes with red Calipers
Stopping power is greatly improved withall new booster, lines, hoses, pads, wheel cylinders, and brake fluid bled, adjusted, and ready to go.
***Wheels and Tires
Four New 17-inch Polished Aluminum “American Racing” Wheels- Look amazing and are super light to decrease critical un-sprung chassis weight and greatly improve handling.
***Four New High Performance 22560R-17 Tires
Fournew 225/60R17 Nankang SP-7 Performance X/P black wall tires fill the fenders amply and look awesome. They complement the overall design theme by blending new-age performance technology with the tried and true dependability of an All Season radial tread design. Dual channel, circumferential grooves significantly enhance water dispersion, reducing hydroplaning while improving performance handling. Scalloped center rib further stabilizes lateral tracking, and multi-siped blocks improve ride. A sound reduction bar in the shoulder grooves further reduces road noise leading to a surprisingly comfortable ride combined with athletic handling.
This stunning 58 “Aluminala” show caris part of an International collection of five carsmentionedbriefly below. These cars were commissioned tovariousNorth and SouthAmerican professionals, by theseller.A company expanding its global restoration andplating operations. Each build team was extensively evaluated for overall performance and build quality. With the promise offuturelucrative contracts going to the best. Ensuring extreme attention was paid to detail. This also means no expense, or effort was spared when restoring these cars. In fact, the asking price for this Impala is far below the actual build cost. We can only offer this due to the lower cost of labor and operating expenses available from utilizing our global team.
HD videos documenting every aspect of the car’s extensive restorations can be seen at YouTubeby searching for MedUSA Motors and/or 1958 Bel Air Impala “Aluminala" Resto-Mod.
Available for International delivery with no lengthy build time.
If interested in making a purchase or to schedule a private viewing to see this Impala, or any of the other cars listed below email Doc Power at email@example.com
Speak with Doc directly at 1 (917) 720-3847
Impala Terms of Sale
The Impala is currently located in Medellin, Colombia and is available for International delivery. TheSeller, a North AmericanCorporation. located in Miami Beach Floridais aware buyers might be skeptical ofmaking an overseas purchase. So, for the buyer’s protection, all deposits may be deposited in an approvedUS escrow account and held until the car is picked up and approved for delivery.
Should buyerelect to buy online,site unseen. Based on the high level of build quality and documentation provided and after speaking with us directly. We feel confident you will be ecstatic with the car when it arrives to you.
However, we highly welcome a personal inspection and would be happy to assist you with a visit to Medellin. Which is rated a top tourist destinations. Because of its spring like year-round weather, friendly people, and booming economy. Medellin is easy to reach from most locations with daily cheap flights provided by Spirit, JetBlue, and other major airlines.
We want to earn your business. If youpurchase the car at its "Buy It Now Price" andchoose to personally inspect the car;
***"We Will Pay for For The Cost of Your Flight"***
*** "Pay for Your Transportation to and from the Airport. ***"(Located half hour drive from car).
*** "Include Two Nights Hotel accommodations absolutely free of charge."***
"**Refund $500 credit towards your purchase. If you do not fly in for a visit."***
Selleruses anexperiencedindependent and cost effective full service logistics team to assist with International Cargo Plane, or Cargo Ship transport to buyer’s desired port. They can manage the loading, strapping, paperwork, land transportation, and etcetera. However, buyer may elect to use their own transporter and seller will assist as needed.
Buyer is responsible for All transportation costs. As well as for registration in their jurisdiction. As well as, any sales or registration taxes that might be due in your country.
Seller is responsible for paying for the preparation and processing of all Colombian documents needed for exportation. As well as for paying all Colombian taxes.
Seller is responsible for personally attending acustomsinspection at the export Port ofCartagena. As due to Colombia’s lingering drug trade, the good news is, your car will have its mechanicals, paperwork, VIN number, and provenance thoroughly inspected by Colombian authorities. Before ever leaving the country. Ensuring this car is the real deal and your purchase money and car is secure.
If in the unexpected event the car has an issue clearing Colombian customs. If a remedy cannot be found, the Seller assumes all liability and the buyer will beentitled to a complete refund of funds held in escrow.
A $1000. refundable deposit is required via PayPal, or bank wire within 48 hours of purchase. If buyer elects to purchase the car, sight unseen online. Half of the full payment is due within 72 hours and will be held in escrow. Until final pickup and exportapproval.
If buyer purchases car via online auction and would like to personally inspect the car, they have up to seven days to do so. After buyer’s approval, half the payment is due within 72 hours after physical inspection.
We are confident the car will meet the highest of standards, but seller will refund all deposits and allow the buyer to cancel the purchase, if car does not pass muster for any reason after initial inspection.
In either case, the final payment due to seller must be paid in full and all funds released from escrow once final exportationapprovalis granted.
Buyer is responsible for paying transportation insurance, and will hold sellerharmless of all damages that might occur due to acts of nature, accident, or any other reason during transport.
Also Available Separately
1) **1972 Javelin SST with Factory Air-Conditioning. Recent Concourse restoration. (Viewable now at Gateway Classics, Fort Lauderdale.)
2)****1971rareTorino GT Convertible with High-Compression M Code 351 Cleveland and C-6 automatic.Complete stock restorationfinishing soon. (Miami Restoration Facility)
3) **1956 GMC Pickup Truck- Big rear window with one owner, 99% original parts and complete concourse restoration finishing shortly.(At Medellin Restoration Facility.)
4)**1955 Dodge Kingsway Convertibletwo door Custom. Full Restoration finishing shortly.(Medellin facility.)
If interested in making a purchase, schedule a private viewing, or discuss any of the cars listed:
email Doc Power at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Doc directly at 1(917) 720-3847
Seller has car published for sale with multiple publications. If encountered through an auction site, if a final bid has not been accepted, seller reserves the right to cancel auction at any time without notice.