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Classic car guys, need help ID'ing an old Impala

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GreenDrake, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Been talking to Grampa about the old Impala on his farm, thinking of restoring it. Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC0OLzlmSmw Took that video yesterday and want to find a good site to identify the proper year, he says it's a 58 but I can't find info on a four door in 58, then again, I can't find a good Impala site to get more info on the car.
     
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    I'm missing something. Video? 4-door?
    I see a pic of a 2-door '58.
     

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    That's a '58 in the pic, all the pics tha I get on Google are 2 doors but you can bet that Chevy made 4 door impalals in '58.
    Why don't you post a pic of what Gramps has in the barn, I'm sure that someone can ID it.
     
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    I OWNED a 4 door '58 chevy but I don't think it was the Impala model,.....perhaps biscayne.
     
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    58 was the first year that Chevy offered the Impala. Also the first year that they offered the 348 cu.in. V8. You can bet that car had it.
    That one has been lowered. Bless the lowered.
     
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    OK, I pulled a couple pics from the Flip Video and here they are.
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    That's a 1960 BelAire
     
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    didn't the 1960 only have twin red bulbs in the tail? This one has triples with the white backups. Granted I don't know enough about these babies, so you may be right.
     
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    Two or three bulbs. The Bel Aire had two. So I was wrong above when I said that was a Bel Aire. It is in fact, an Impala. In 1960 that chevy could have had a straight 6, a 283 V8 or a 327 V8. That's a 1960. My folks had one.
     
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    Oh I don't doubt you are correct, that helps a lot if you are right anyway. I am really considering the project in the near future, how cool would that be to get that baby back on the road.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC0OLzlmSmw

    That is a 1960 Chevrolet Impala.

    NO mistaking that's a '60. The whale fin with that is 'segmented' tells the tale.
    IF the whale fin was 'clean' it would be a '59.
     
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    ^ knows a lot more between the two years!

    '59 or '60. Defiantly not a '58. That would be a great car to do a resto-mod. There's plenty of aftermarket for the suspension and drive train on those years.
     
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    From the picture, is it possible that the frame isn't rusted out?
     
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    The front of the hood and grille are substantially different on the 1959 as well. Eric
     
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    That is a 1959 Impala.
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    No, this is a '59 Impala:

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    THAT is a GORGEOUS '59, too!!!!!
     
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    No 327 in 1960. Chevy didn't come out with a 327 until 1962. The top engine for 1960 would have been the 348.
     
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