1958 Chevrolet Bel Air

Impala Convertible
RM Sotheby's Hershey 2021
Thursday, 7 October - Friday, 8 October 2021
Sale Price
$180,000 - $220,000
Est. Range
8 October 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Recent restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. F58T209188; Engine no. T424FA. Black with white vinyl top over black and blue vinyl. 348/280hp Tri-Power, manual transmission with appropriately coded engine, 4-speed added, halogen headlights, power steering and brakes, WonderBar radio, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, dual rear antennas, Continental kit, sill moldings.

Evaluation: Very good recent repaint. Bright chrome. Barely stretched upholstery. Tight fitting top. Fresh, dry engine compartment but too much paint on the engine so the stamping is not legible (but it was legible 11 years ago at Ft. Lauderdale and that is reported here.)

Bottom Line: Simply wonderful. This car was sold by RM at Ft. Lauderdale in 2009 for $67,100. It wasn’t very good then but had its appropriate 3-speed manual transmission. Beaucoup dollars have been spent on it since including replacing the 3-speed with a 4-speed, a change that detracts from its correct configuration but adds immensely to its driving enjoyment. A choice Impala for which a deserved premium was paid and a strong result here in Hershey where the overwhelming emphasis was on pre-war cars and this Impala was one of very few post-war lots.

by Rick Carey
18 November 2021
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  • David R North says:

    Good -price.I had a 58 black one new when a teenager in 1958 Hollywood, car tied in with the “ far Pack
    Including Sinatra ,some great photos 9n film Some like it

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