Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
The Impala was introduced in 1958 and positioned as the top-of-the-line Bel Air.
It was available in two different body styles and had Impala script, insignia, and crossed flag emblems on the front of the hood, ribbed body sill panels, large chrome air scoops ahead of the rear wheels on the fenders, a competition style deep two spoke steering wheel with Impala medallions, and Impala script of the dash.
It also featured six taillights, which gave it a distinct look over the other Chevys and would also become its trademark.
The 1958 Impala helped Chevrolet regain the number one production spot in this recession year.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|Super Turbo-Thrust||8.8 sec||16.8 sec @ 82.0 mph||Estimate|
|Super Turbo-Thrust V8||348ci||3x2bbl||280 hp||n/a|
|Ramjet Fuel Injection V8||283ci||Ram Jet Fuel Injection||250hhp||n/a|
|Super Turbo-Fire V8||283ci||1x4bbl||230hp||n/a|
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