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1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible - Tuxedo Black

Year: 1959
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala Convertible
Mileage: 48
Exterior Color: Tuxedo Black 900A
Interior Color: Red 874

1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible - Tuxedo Black


Factory Options:

348 Cubic Inch Engine Big Block
Tri Power Carb
Dual Snorkel Air Cleaner
Power Steering
Power Drum Brakes
RARE Factory A/C
4 Core Radiator
Deluxe Heater
Windshield Washers
Hood Insulation
Dual Horns
Power Windows
Power Top
6 Way Power Seat
Deluxe AM Radio
Padded Dash
Rear Speaker
Rear Armrest Ashtrays
Cigar Lighter
Day/Night Mirror
Front Floor Board Courtesy Lights
Tinted Windshield
Dual Outside Mirrors
Dual Rear Antennae
Wide White Wall Tires
Spinner Hubcaps
Fingernail Guards
Front Lower Bumperette Bumper Guards
Rear Lower Bumperette Bumper Guards
Trunk Mat w/ Inliner
Spare Tire and Jack
RARE Glass Rear Window
Factory Dual Exhaust
Back Up Reverse Lamps

Specs and Description:​
280 HP Engine
Powerglide Automatic transmission
Correct Rochester Carbs
Vacuum Diaphragm Assembly
Chrome Valve Covers
Chrome Air Cleaner Lid
Correct Exhaust Manifolds
Factory Gauges
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Black Power top
Chrome accents
T-3 headlights
BF Goodrich Silvertown tires
Highly detailed undercarriage

It was called “Fresh, Fine and Fashionable” in the magazines, and the 1959 Impala arrived on the scene featuring yet another reworking by the styling division of Chevrolet. This release culminated the 1950s era for the brand and took advantage of in-vogue crisp edges and fins.

The Impala here is a top-of-the-model, a convertible with excellent optioning and the Super Turbo-Thrust 348/280 HP Tri-Power V-8 engine, which was offered optionally. With 9.5:1 compression topped by a trio of 2-barrel Rochester carburetors, the W-head big-block engine was instantly identifiable once the hood was raised, as it was painted bright orange with a large-diameter black air cleaner. Behind this is a Powerglide transmission, and this car comes with optional factory air conditioning plus power steering and brakes.

The exterior is done in Code 900 Tuxedo Black with the exclusive 1959 chrome trim, a matched black soft top with premium glass rear window and a red boot, and a highly detailed undercarriage. From the front, the ribbed and stamped grille separates real T-3 coded quad headlamps, with a Chevrolet emblem and callout on the leading edge of the hood. A centered chrome side spear with optional door handle guards runs along the length of the body sides, while the tail lamps are nestled in their distinctive “cat-eye” housings beneath dramatically rising, arched fins.

Inside, this luxury-ordered car came with power windows, the power six-way seat, a power top, deluxe heater, padded dash and a radio with dual rear-mount antennas. Meanwhile, the upholstery is done in brilliant red with white ribbing. Adding it a further sense of style are the spinner hubcaps and real BF Goodrich Silvertown tires, with a still-stickered fresh spare tucked in the trunk’s side well. Production numbers found Chevrolet sales buoyed by over 400,000 Impalas, of which about 15% were V-8 convertibles. For those looking for a classic ‘50s droptop built at the dawn of the big-block age, this Impala is indeed “Fresh, Fine and Fashionable.”

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