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1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible - Snowcrest White

Year: 1959
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala Convertible
Mileage: 98
Exterior Color: Snowcrest White 936A
Interior Color: Red 874

1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible - Snowcrest White


Antique Automobile Club of America SENIOR GRAND NATIONAL WINNER FIRST PRIZE 1998

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
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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