1958 Chevrolet Impala$47,995

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Price: $47,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Price Analysis: Good Deal, 24.0 % below market avg. What's this?
Were seeing a shift in the marketand#44; with Tri-Five Chevys cooling off and the biggerand#44; more substantial-looking 58s heating up. This 1958 Chevrolet Impala hardtop is the ideal car for cruising: flashyand#44; well-sortedand#44; and great to look atand#44; but not so perfect that you need a trailer. Powered by a 348 with Tri-Powerand#44; youll love the way it drives so much that youll never want to get out from behind the wheel.<br /> <br /> Bright Rio Red is the right choice on a 58. Sureand#44; they made other colorsand#44; but if youre going bigand#44; theres no point in trying to be subtle about it. The one-year-only styling has aged extremely welland#44; and this top-of-the-line Chevy looks more like a Cadillac than an affordable everymans car. From the big grille to the newly introduced quad headlights to the angular roof lineand#44; this car gets just about everything right. It was restored more than a few years ago and its been drivenand#44; but it presents extremely well with only a few small flaws that are certainly in line with its age and price. The doors open and close like the proverbial bank vaultand#44; shut lines are tightand#44; and the bright white top makes the car look long and sleek (which it is). Of courseand#44; someone spent a rather large sum of cash on the chrome and bright workand#44; all of which remains in fantastic conditionand#44; and this car sports an optional set of dual antennas on the rear deckand#44; which always makes them look sporty. Youre going to get noticed in this car!<br /> <br /> The 58 Chevys are special for more than their looks; the interior with its tri-tone upholstery remains one of the most distinctive looks of the late 50s. Youd thing that redand#44; blackand#44; and silver would be garishand#44; but in this Impalaand#44; it works beautifullyand#44; with snug-fitting seat coversand#44; red carpets with a factory-style weaveand#44; and that big steering wheel with the chrome insert. Sureand#44; its as flashy as the bodyworkand#44; but its a great look that will never go out of style. Aside from a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette head unitand#44; its completely stock inside and like the exteriorand#44; its been nicely maintained since the restoration was finished. Everything seems to be operationaland#44; including the gaugesand#44; and back seat occupants will be delighted to see that neat lift-up center arm rest. The door panels are beautifully designed with anodized panels and red-toned armrests that look like jet exhaustsand#44; and the trunk is correctly finished with a rubber matand#44; full-sized spare tireand#44; and jack assembly.<br /> <br /> We believe the 348 cubic inch V8 under the hood is the cars original engineand#44; but in 1958and#44; numbers-matching wasnt a thing. Its topped by three 2-barrel carburetorsand#44; making it one of the best-performing cars you could buy. Its very correctly restoredand#44; with that big black air cleaner hiding the Tri-Power induction and Chevy Orange on the blockand#44; and youll note that the distinctive W-shaped valve covers are painted rather than chromedand#44; which is correct. Also note the factory-installed generator/power steering unitand#44; which is a pretty rare findand#44; as well as original-style power brakes on the firewall. It starts easily and pulls the car around with a big dose of low-end torqueand#44; and theTH350 automatic is a reliable servant. A burbling dual exhaust has just enough attitude to remind everyone that this was a hot car back in the day and the restored chassis shows evidence of use but no signs of trouble. Fresh G78-14 wide whitewall tires look right and give the car a proper 50s ride.<br /> <br /> Nicely maintained and ready to enjoyand#44; this is a smart buy that should continue to appreciate while you enjoy it. Call today!