West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and great daily driving and rust free example of this restored 1958 Chevrolet Impala 348 Turbo Thrust Big Block 4 BBL V8 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe with a Powerglide automatic transmission in a beautiful original factory single tone 'Cay Coral' color (code 932A) paint and with an absolutely beautiful all new Tri Toned colored textured upholstery & interior with the Impala's competition inspired steering wheel and color keyed door panels with brushed aluminum trim, dual exhausts, original Spinner full wheel covers with new radial wide White sidewall tires, and factory options including Power Steering, original factory AM radio, full length bodyside trim, three chrome front fender louvers, stainless lower body pseudo air intake & dual exhausts!
There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess than the top-of-the-line 1958 Chevrolet 'Bel Air' Impala which used an all new and one year only bodyshell shared with Pontiac. This exclusive model proved to be a ground breaking model for Chevrolet with the new 'Impala' name becoming legendary and synomonous with Chevrolet in the coming years. The '58s were longer, heavier, lower and wider than the 1955-57s. Styled in the Harley Earl idiom they were 'rounder' than their 'straighter' predecessors and they expressed commendable restraint in the era of tailfin excesses and were solidly built. The limited edition Impala, a package option for the Bel Air hardtop and convertibles, featured special trim, deluxe interiors and the steepest price in the division. Sterling reception caused Chevrolet to expand the Impala offerings into a separate series for '59.
This particular example was ordered with the optional power steering for a much improved and modern drive. These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market and the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala helped Chevrolet regain the number one production spot in this recession year.
Recently acquired as the recipient of an older frame off restoration with a reportedly rebuilt engine and transmission with only very few miles since having been completed. The car has very good gaps and flush fitting doors, hood and trunk. The floor boards, trunk, rockers and all the typical rust-prone areas are seemingly completely original, solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any major accidents. The car has a very striking repaint in its original single tone color and the car boasts an equally striking all new interior, including its reupholstered Tri-colored trim, its color keyed correct metal dashboard and color keyed matching door panels. All the original chrome has been rechromed and the car boasts its original spare wheel in the trunk. A dual exhaust system with glass-pack mufflers has been installed in place of the factory unit and the car has 4 new radial tires.
The 348 V8 is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be fully appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive
This is a very rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and certainly local car show ready example of a very striking 1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop Sports Coupe with Power Steering, a unique and very distinctive and iconic one year only design of these rare luxury models built in 1958, in absolutely stunning driving and looking condition!