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1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

  • Year: 1959

  • Make: Chevrolet 

  • Model: Impala Convertible

  • Mileage: 98

  • Exterior Color: Snowcrest White 936A

  • Interior Color: Red 874 


Antique Automobile Club of America-



List of Factory Options

  • Code 1867 Convertible

  • 348 Cubic Inch Engine

  • 4 Speed Transmission

  • Tri Power Carb

  • Dual Snorkel Air Cleaner

  • Power Steering

  • Power Brakes

  • Windshield Washers

  • Dual Horns

  • Hood Insulation

  • Dual Exhaust

  • Power Top

  • Deluxe Straightline Tuning Radio

  • Tissue Dispenser

  • Clock

  • Cigar Lighter

  • Day/Night Mirror

  • Rear Speaker

  • Armrest Ash Trays

  • Floor Mats with Bowtie

  • Dual Outside Mirrors

  • Dual Rear Antennae

  • Fingernail Guard

  • Rocker Mouldings

  • Fender Skirts

  • Rock Guards

  • Spinner Hubcaps

  • Wide White Wall Tires

  • Reverse lamps

  • Rear Lower Bumperette

  • Deluxe Front Bumper Guard

  • California Bumper

  • Tinted Windows



​Specs & Description:

  • 280 HP

  • Suffix Code FA= 348 3-2 Barrell Carb

  • Correct Style Rochester Carbs w/ Vacuum Diaphragm

  • Hurst Coat Hanger Shifter

  • Correct Heavy Duty Generator

  • Harrison Radiator

  • Correct Fan and Shroud

  • Correct Bellhousing

  • Electric Wipers

  • Font Fender Ornament

  • Correct Impala Badges

  • Factory Gauges

  • T-3 Headlamps

  • Dome Lamp

  • Spinner Hubcaps

  • 8.00-14 Wide White Walls

  • Front Bumper Guards

  • California Bumper

  • White Convertible Top

  • When the 1959 Chevrolets arrived, the field of competitors was strong, but Impala immediately made a lasting impression on the public. This 1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible stands out among its peers, showcasing some of the very best options available to customers. This Impala convertible took home AACA First Prize honors back in 1998. Perhaps most desirable about this car is its driveline, which hosts a 348 CI W-head V-8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission. Atop the bright orange engine is a Tri-Power intake layout that hosts three Rochester 2-barrel carburetors, with 280 HP callout tags visible on the valve covers. Subdued detailing beneath the hood keeps it sophisticated. The 4-speed transmission uses the so-called narrow-arm “coat hanger” shifter topped by a yellow knob. Other accessories aiding in this car’s driving enjoyment include power steering, power brakes and an HD generator.

  • The 1959 body lines took advantage of pointedly crisp styling cues, with the pinched upper front and rear fender edging both accented with thin-line chrome while a single chrome rib runs up the center of the decklid. Refreshingly covered in clean Snowcrest White, this car’s exterior is accented with fender skirts, a white convertible top, dual rear antennas, a full-length chrome side spear with Impala identification, front bumper guards, the iconic rear tail lamps and the twin-arched rear fin design. The front of the car, with its stamped grille and twin overline accents, makes this model year instantly distinguishable from all other Chevrolets.

  • Inside, one finds a beautiful red interior with tri-tone seat inserts, a dash with lower-edge brightwork, functional gauging, a two-spoke steering wheel, dial-type radio and a factory-design tissue dispenser. Finalized with full-size wheel covers, wide whitewall tires and steel wheels, this car was born to be seen as refined. As noted, this is not a current-era restoration, which actually makes this car’s potential for simple driving enjoyment that much more attractive. The ad copy boldly noted, “There’s Nothing New Like Chevrolet New,” and this gorgeous 1959 Impala stands out even from its peers.


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