1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE - 81031Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #1009 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81031/81031_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1009 - This 1958 Chevrolet Impala was built in January at the Los Angeles, California assembly plant. It was equipped with a driveline for maximum performance. Chevy's first big block, the 348, was a success. It was nicknamed the "W block" because of the configuration of the uniquely styled cylinder heads. It went down in history as one of their toughest and trouble-free engines. It also was the first time over 300hp was achieved, the mighty 315, with ultra high compression and high lift camshaft with solid lifters to handle the rpm. The dual point distributor and 45-amp big bearing generator provided the enhanced electrical power needed and the deep groove pulleys secured the belt. The super turbo thrust Tri-Power system ensured that plenty of fuel was available on demand. Only the close-ratio super duty transmission with an 11" clutch qualifies to transfer all this power to the posi-traction rear axle. The posi-traction and 4.11 gear combined to make the ultimate performance package. Interiors on 1958 Impalas had many firsts, a competition style steering wheel, vehicles with posi-traction were identified with an emblem on the dash, beautifully designed rear speakers built into the seat, fader switch on the dash and they were 3-toned. Black, Code "807", was accented with silver and turquoise. It spent its life in the Southwest, which is evident everywhere, especially in its smooth chassis and undercarriage. Los Angeles built vehicles utilized the California one-piece bumper design. The Onyx Black exterior, Code "900", is laser-straight. It is equipped with over 25 options and accessories and has undergone a professionally correct frame-off rotisserie restoration with attention to detail to the highest degree. First time shown and never before offered.
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