1958 Chevrolet Impala

Here is a photograph of my 1958 Chevrolet Impala. I bought the Impala at the Pomona Swap meet in 2000, it was mostly in boxes and primer with the original paint under.

I did all the restoration work myself with the exception of the custom interior and exhaust system. It has a 348 cu.in. W-head engine that is bored .060 over, balanced and line bored. Engine improvements over stock include a mild Comp cam, MSD ignition and Edelbrock EFI, which is backed up with a Chevrolet 700R4 automatic transmission and Strange 3.55:1 rear axle.

Other improvements include disc brakes, sway bars, coil overs and global west rear suspension it handles and stops. A look inside and you will find Vintage A/C with custom vents, 1 off custom gauge package from Classic Instruments and custom interior.

Don Jones
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8 Responses to “1958 Chevrolet Impala”
  1. Richard Waltermeyer, Jr.

    Sweet! I always liked the ’58 Impala. It seemed like more of a precursor to the ’60 than a follow-on from the ’57.

  2. David Gonsor

    When you no longer want your beautiful 58 let me know I’m just finishing an addition to my garage I’m sure I can find room enough for it thank you for sharing

  3. John Schafer

    Looks great, restoring 1956 Chevy Belair, original in line 253 6 cyl. Have questions on 2 tone original paint. NASCAR blue and India white..inside trunk and underside hood for engine compartment.??Thanks

  4. Ron Anderson

    As a 58 owner I love the way your car sits. What are wheel/tire size(s). Thanks.

  5. Vicente Ochoa

    beautiful 1958 Impala; I have a 1958 Chevy Biscayne, it is in very good shape!

  6. Ray

    Hey nice car
    I have a question I have a 58 del ray with a283 auto 2spd I was wondering if you knew what trans fits the gen1 v8 I see you put the 700r4 in you had a348 is the trans bolt pattern the same did it bolt right up with no problems thank you

  7. gary gunderson

    I bought my 1958 impala July 1 1958. It is original and a 6 cyl. Snowbird white with an aqua interior. Anyone have any idea how many 6 cyl’s were made. I heard 1 estimate at 300 of the 60000 that were made.
    Mine was made in Janesville Wisc.