1958 Chevrolet Impala 348 3X2 BBL V8 Hardtop

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Type: Used
Year: 1958
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala 348 3X2 BBL V8 Hardtop
Body: 2 Dr Hardtop
Engine Size: 348 TRI-POWER V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 55638
VIN: E58J133561
Stock: 561
Ext Color: Other Color
Int Color: Other Color

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and great daily driving and completely rust free example of this frame off restoration with every nut & bolt replaced and only very few miles since being restored 1958 Chevrolet Impala 348 Big Block V8 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe with the desirable Tri-Power 3X2BBL Rochester Carburetor setup and an automatic transmission in a beautiful two-tone 'Cay Coral over Honey Beige' color paint and with an absolutely beautiful all new matching Tri Toned colored textured fabric and vinyl 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 wide White sidewall tires, and factory options including Power Steering, full length bodyside trim, three chrome front fender louvers, stainless lower body pseudo air intake, with this example dressed to kill with factory fender skirts!

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 'W' big block 348 Turbo Thrust V8 with power steering for a much improved and modern drive and fender skirts.  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 purchased as the recipient of a recent frame off restoration with reportedly only some 2,400 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 completely original, solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents whatsoever. The car has a very striking repaint in this striking two-tone color combination 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.

The 348 V8 with the Tri-Power set up 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 an extraordinarily 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 the desirable Tr-Power setup and 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!

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