Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1958 Chevrolet Impala represents a highly desirable inaugural model of a one-year design. And this restored coupe has the best of everything - from the glossy blue paint to the big block with tri-power under the hood.
Every time you take this hardtop out in the sunshine it's going to impress you. The paint was updated late in life to be close to 1958's Cashmere Blue. It has a nice gloss to highlight the quality of the body panels. And the design is really worth showing off. The was a one-year-only design that was also a visual delight with awesome details everywhere you look. Check out the chrome grille that runs from end to end in the front of the lower, wider, longer '58 Chevy. The hardtop styling of the top-of-the-line Impala just looked fast standing still, and you can see how this first-year car truly launched the now legendary Impala nameplate. The sides had full-length bright trim, and starting in the rear quarters began an outline that would seamlessly wrap around the taillights for an appearance like tailfins turned on their side - a very cool iconic touch. All the brightwork is essential for the '58 Impala's style, and all is present and shining. Plus, you have great cruiser details, like the whitewalls, rear fender skirts, and dual aerial.
Tri-tone interiors were the Impala's calling card, and the white, black, and blue is a nicely later restored example of a factory package. Everything from the bright insert in the door panel to the tight headliner appears nicely presented. And the cool tri-tone cloth seat inserts that add both comfort and distinction. There's even a collapsible armrest so that the rear passengers can make the most out of this full-size coupe. Up front, the dashboard is a big step forward compared to 1957, and the correct dual-spoke jet-age steering wheel is beautifully finished with lots of bright details. The speedometer is as long as the horizon, and it's nicely rendered with crisp numbers on black background. And while this is pure rolling nostalgia, you also have the right cruiser upgrades, like an AM/FM cassette radio and auxiliary gauges.
While you'll want to show off the interior and exterior, we bet the engine bay will give you the most pride. 1958 is a very desirable year because it was the first time the big block V8 was available in passenger cars. If you were really lucky, a 348 cubic-inch motor came with the tri-power (triple two-barrel carburetor) setup you see here. And because this is so desirable, this one makes sure you can show it off properly with the bold orange block shining valve covers, and tidy fundamentals. The powerful V8 motor made you the king of the streets, and the dual exhaust had the sound to back it up. But beyond just performance, this is a great cruiser with easy driving features like the Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.
This is the Impala everyone wished they had in '58, and this one keeps the cool cruiser style that made these so in-demand. A well-presented and easy-driving single-year classic like this is a fleeting opportunity, so don't miss out. Call today!!!
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