This incredible 1958 Impala features a fresh frame-off restoration in spectacular Onyx Black over a red interior. With NOS parts used throughout and a few thoughtful upgrades, this is unquestionably the nicest 1958 Impala weve ever featured. Fit and finish are beyond reproach, and the body fits together better than new in every way. The wide front grille has been restored, along with the California-style 1-piece bumpers, with show chrome so brilliant that it can probably be seen from space.
The engine is a 348 cubic inch V8 topped with a desirable tri-power carburetor setup. No detail has been overlooked, from the Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself, which is as nice as the paint on the body of a production Impala, to the little stuff like hoses and clamps, which are exact reproduction items with correct stampings. An original generator/power steering unit remains in place, but the brakes have been upgraded to a much safer dual master cylinder with power assist. The two-speed PowerGlide automatic is fully rebuilt spins the original rear end. Front disc brakes have been added, and all the lines have been upgraded to stainless steel. Whitewall radials were installed with an eye towards putting this car on the road.
The interior is accurate and reproduces the original fabrics and textures exactly. Note the spectacular door panels, the machine-turned dash, and the expertly restored two-tone steering wheel, which is a work of art all by itself. The carpets are correct, the gauges have been rebuilt, and the original AM radio now has an FM converter inside to deliver modern sounds with a vintage look. Even the trunk is show quality, with a reproduction mat and full-sized spare and jack assembly.
This is a true 1 condition vehicle, with exemplary workmanship and just 291 miles since the exhaustive, professional frame-off restoration.