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1958 Chevrolet Impala
The debut of one of Chevrolet's most successful lineups, the 1958 Chevrolet Impala.

1958 Chevrolet Impala

The year 1958 was the first year of the Impala. It started out as a model package for the Bel Air but was more impressive. It came in two different body styles, a convertible and a sport coupe. It had Impala script, insignia and crossed flag emblems on the front of the hood, ribbed body sill panels, large chrome air scoops ahead of rear wheels on the fenders, a competition style deep two spoke steering wheel with Impala medallions, and Impala script on the dash. It also had six taillights giving it a distinct look over all other Chevrolets.

 

 

 

1958 Chevrolet Impala Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Impala Series 1700 - Six-Cyl
E 47 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe - 5P $2,586 3,458 lbs Note 1
E 67 2 dr Hardtop Sport Convertible - 5P $2,724 3,522 lbs
Impala Series 1800 - V-8
F 47 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe - 5P $2,693 3,459 lbs Note 1

Notes:

  1. Production was recorded by body style only: Sport Coupe = 164,901, Convertible = 72,765. Chevrolet did not offer a breakout of numbers by series, model or engine

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Height Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 210.9 in 79.9 in 54-56 in 60 in 60 in 7.50 x 14
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 210.9 in 79.9 in 56.3 in 60 in 60 in 8.00 x 14

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair and on the driver-side door post on Corvette). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.

First Symbol - Model & Series
A - Del Ray/Yeoman 1100 Series (6-Cyl.) F - Bel Air/Impala/Nomad 1800 Series (V-8)
B - Del Ray/Yeoman 1200 Series (V-8) G - Delivery Sedan (6-Cyl.)
C - Biscayne/Brookwood 1500 Series (6-Cyl.) H - Delivery Sedan (V-8)
D - Biscayne/Brookwood 1600 Series (V-8) J - Corvette
E - Bel Air/Impala/Nomad 1700 Series (6-Cyl.)  
Second & Third Symbol - Model Year
58 - 1958
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (N) Norwood, Ohio
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (O) Oakland, California
(F) Flint, Michigan (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(L) Los Angeles, California  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

1958 Chevrolet Impala Options

Number Description Number Description
410 Four-Barrel Carburetor 320 Electric Wipers
Not Available Turbo-Thrust V-8 330 Taxicab Equipment
Not Available Super Turbo-Thrust V-8 103 Manual Radio
578 Base Fuel Injection V-8 104 Push-Button Radio
313 Powerglide Transmission 110 Air Conditioning
302 Turboglide Transmission 580 Air Suspension
315 Overdrive Not Available Two-Tone Paint
324 Power Steering 220 Dual Exhaust
412 Power Brakes 101 Air Flow Heater
426 Power Window 116 Recircualting Heater
241 Governor 593 Heavy-Duty Rear Coil Springs
263 Auxillary Seat Equipment 675 3.36:1 Limited Slip Rear Axle
470 Folding Top Equipment 676 3.55:1 Limited Slip Rear Axle
482 Full Width Seat Equipment 678 4.11:1 Limited Slip Rear Axle
325 45-amp Generator 227 Heavy-Duty Clutch
338 35-amp Generator 417 Positive Ventillation System
345 Heavy-Duty Battery 427 Instrument Panel Pad
397 Front Power Seats 283 8.00 x 14 Blackwall Tires
237 Oil Filter 465 7.50 x 14 Whitewall Tires
216 Oil Bath Air Cleaner 588 8.00 x 14 Whitewall Tires
398 E-Z-I Tinted Glass  

1958 Chevrolet Engine Codes

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. V-8 - stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.
Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
A 6-235 145 215 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AE 6-235 145 215 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
B 6-235 145 215 Powerglide 2 BC
C 8-283 185 275 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
CB 8-283 185 275 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
CD 8-283 185 275 Overdrive 2 BC
CF 8-283 250 305 3-Speed Manual 4 BC
CG 8-283 230 300 Overdrive 4 BC
CH 8-283 250 305 Not Available Fuel Injection
CJ 8-283 290 290 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CM 8-283 230 300 Not Available 4 BC
CQ 8-283 230 300 3-Speed Manual 4 BC
CR 8-283 250 305 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CS 8-283 290 290 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CY 8-283 250 305 4-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CZ 8-283 290 290 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
D 8-283 185 275 Powerglide 2 BC
DB 8-283 230 300 Powerglide 4 BC
DE 8-283 185 275 Powerglide 2 BC
DF 8-283 230 300 Powerglide 4 BC
DG 8-283 230 300 Powerglide 4 BC
DH 8-283 250 305 Powerglide Fuel Injection
DM 8-283 230 300 Not Available 4 BC
DP 8-283 250 305 Not Available Fuel Injection
E 8-283 185 275 Turboglide 2 BC
EB 8-283 230 300 Turboglide 4 BC
EC 8-283 250 305 Turboglide Fuel Injection
ED 8-283 185 275 Turboglide 2 BC
EF 8-283 230 300 Turboglide 4 BC
EJ 8-283 250 305 Not Available Fuel Injection
EK 8-283 290 290 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
EM 8-283 250 305 Not Available Fuel Injection
F 8-283 185 275 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
FA 8-348 280 355 3-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
FB 8-348 315 356 3-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
FD 8-348 300 350 Not Available 4 BC
FJ 8-283 250 305 Not Available Fuel Injection
G 8-348 250 355 Powerglide 4 BC
GB 8-348 280 355 Not Available 3 - 2 BC
GF 8-283 250 305 Not Available Fuel Injection
H 8-348 250 355 Turboglide 4 BC
HA 8-348 280 355 Turboglide 3 - 2 BC

1958 Chevrolet Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
3-Speed Manual (close-ratio) Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Corvette 2-Speed Powerglide Not Available
Turboglide Not Available
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
B Toledo Powerglide (Corvair)
 

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

900 - Onyx Black
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -

Not Available

930 - Silver Blue
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available

903 - Glen Green
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -

Not Available 938 - Honey Beige
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available
905 -Forest Green
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available 923 - Rio Red
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available
910 - Casmere Blue
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available 918 - Anniversary Gold
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available
912 - Fathom Blue
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available 920 - Sierra Gold
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available
914 - Tropic Turquoise
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available 932 - Cay Coral
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available
916 - Aegean Turquoise
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available 936 - Snowcrest White
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available
925 - Colonial Cream
Duco® Code -
Dulux® Code -
Not Available  
NOTES: Color Combination Numbers are on a plate on the right side of the dash panel, under the hood, immediately below the heater water control valve (Ranco Valve).
 

Paint Codes - Two-Tone Combinations of the RPO-B, C, and D Series Cars are as Follows:

Series U (Upper Area) L (Lower Area)
B (11-1200 exc. 11-1270-1300-1400) Roof-Only Lower Body
C (17-1800 exc. 17-1867) Roof & Side Molding Insert Areas Lower Body
D (15-1600) Roof & Back Panel Cove Area Lower Body exc. Back Panel Cove Area
Paint Code Color Name Duco® Code Paint Code Color Name Duco® Code
950 (Upper) Artic White
(Lower) Onyx Black
253-91710
253-2247
966 (Upper) Tropic Turquoise
(Lower) Aegean Turquoise
253-91457
281-91515
953
(Upper) Glen Green
(Lower) Artic White
253-58897
253-91710
970 (Upper) Sierra Gold
(Lower) Artic White
286-90346
253-91710
955 (Upper) Glen Green
(Lower) Forest Green
253-58897
281-91512
973 (Upper) Artic White
(Lower) Rio Red
253-91710
253-91053
960 (Upper) Cashmere Blue
(Lower) Artic White
253-91407
253-91710
975 (Upper) Artic White
(Lower) Colonial Cream
253-91710
253-58094
962 (Upper) Cashmere Blue
(Lower) Fathom Blue
253-91407
281-91564
980 (Upper) Artic White
(Lower) Cay Coral
253-91710
281-91900
963 (Upper) Tropic Turquoise
(Lower) Artic White
253-91457
253-91710
982 (Upper) Snowcrest White
(Lower) Silver Blue
885-91249
887-91077
964 (Upper) Artic White
(Lower) Aegean Turquoise
253-91710
281-91515
986 (Upper) Honey Beige
(Lower) Anniversary Gold
253-91875
281-91704
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Not Available
Duco® Code - Not Available

Not Available Not Available
Duco® Code - Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Duco® Code - Not Available
Not Available Not Available
Duco® Code - Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Duco® Code - Not Available
Not Available Not Available
Duco® Code - Not Available
Not Available

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
Not Available Not Available 3.55 12 Bolt
Not Available Not Available 3.36 10 Bolt
Not Available Not Available 3.08 10 Bolt
Not Available Not Available 3.70 Not Available


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