Finding two classic Chevrolet Impalas, a 1958 model and a 1963 Super Sport (SS) model, sitting in a field is certainly a rare and exciting discovery. The Chevrolet Impala is a model of automobile that was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1958 to 1985, and again from 1994 to 1996.
The 1958 Chevrolet Impala is a first-generation model and is known for its large, distinctive tailfins and sleek, stylish design. It was available in both hardtop and convertible body styles and was offered with a range of engines, including a 348 cubic inch V8 that was rated at 335 horsepower.
The 1963 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport is a fourth-generation model and is known for its performance-oriented features and muscular, sporty appearance. It was offered with a range of engines, including a 409 cubic inch V8 that was rated at 425 horsepower. The Super Sport package also included additional features such as a special suspension, high-performance tires, and unique interior and exterior trim.
For collectors, however, the 1958 Impala is the model that started it all, and many are willing to spend big bucks on an example in a tip-top shape.
Obviously, finding an all-original and unrestored ’58 Impala is close to impossible, so the backup plan would pretty much come down to getting a project and restoring it to factory specifications.
Best of all, the ’58 hardtop is being sold alongside a 1963 SS that was born with air conditioning. A factory A/C Impala is currently among the most desirable projects out there, but what could make some people walk away this time is the engine under the hood.
This ’63 SS has lost its original V8 unit, so it now comes with a 327 (5.3-liter) unit donated by a Chevy Corvette. The engine develops 300 horsepower, though we don’t know if it’s running or not.
Finding these two classic Impalas together in a field is a testament to the enduring appeal and enduring quality of these vehicles. Both the 1958 and 1963 Impalas are highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts, and they remain popular choices for restoration projects due to their strong reputations for performance and style.//autoevolution.com