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Colorized Mario's Tribute to the 1958 Chevrolet

Chevrolet for 1958. A Unique 1 year only design. Unfortunately, 1958 was a Recession year which affected all Industries especially the Auto Industry.

The 1958 Chevrolet led the year with 1,142,460 with Ford second at 987,945 and Plymouth third at 443,799. Total 1958 auto sales were 4,567,518.

The star of the 1958 Chevrolet lineup was the all new Impala in a 2-door hardtop or convertible.

Quad headlamps were standard for the first time on a Chevy production car as well as many other 1958 cars.

The 1958 Impala was the star in the movie American Graffiti.

Enjoy my Tribute to the 1958 Chevrolet! Mario

1 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP. 1958 was a Recession year which affected all Industries especially the Auto Industry.

2 1958 CHEVY IMPALA 2 DR HT. The previous year 1957 was a banner year with total auto sales of 6,483,339 but 1958 sales were only 4,567,518.

3 A 283cid 220hp V8 Power Pack 4BBL. The 1958 Chevrolet led the year with 1,142,460 with Ford second at 987,945 and Plymouth third at 443,799.

4 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP. The 1958 Chevrolet was a One-Year Wonder in body style.

5 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE. Chevy’s two main competitors Ford and Plymouth were only warmed over for 1958.

6 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE. Chevrolet brought a totally redesigned lineup of passenger cars.

7 A 348cid big block V8 engine with Tri-Power carburetors producing 280hp.

8 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE

9 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP. The bodies were completely restyled and were mounted on a new Safety Girder frame.

10 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP. The frame featured X-type construction with three cross members and a center tube.

11 A 283cid 220hp V8 Power Pack 4BBL.

12 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP. New redesigned Instrument Panel.

13 1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2-DOOR POST SEDAN. Replacing the Two-Ten mid-range series is the low-priced Biscayne.

14 1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2-DOOR POST SEDAN. New bodies and underpinnings all resulted in a longer, lower, and wider package.

15 A 283ci 220hp V8 Power Pack V8 4BBL.

16 1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2-DOOR POST SEDAN.

17 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE. The star of the 1958 Chevrolet lineup was the Impala in only two body styles, a 2-door hardtop or a convertible.

18 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE. The Impala had 6 Taillights.

19 A 348ci 8-cylinder V8 4BBL 250HP.

20 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE.

21 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA HT. Quad headlamps were standard for the first time on a Chevrolet production car.

22 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA HT. Roof mounted faux air vent was unique to the Impala Hardtop.

23 A 348ci 280hp V8 with Tri-Power carburetors.

24 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA HT.

25 1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2 DOOR SEDAN.

26 1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2 DOOR SEDAN. The Biscayne had 4 Taillights.

27 A 348cid 280hp V8 engine with 3x2 carburetors.

28 1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2 DOOR SEDAN.

29 1958 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2 DOOR HT.

30 1958 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2 DOOR HT. The Bel Air had 4 Taillights.

31 GM ZZ4 350ci V8 Crate Engine Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor 355HP.

32 1958 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2 DOOR HT.

33 1958 CHEVROLET BROOKWOOD STATION WAGON. Station wagons were given new names for 1958.

34 1958 CHEVROLET BROOKWOOD STATION WAGON. Patterned after Biscaynes were Brookwoods.

35 A 348cid V8 280hp with 3x2 carburetors.

36 1958 CHEVROLET BROOKWOOD STATION WAGON.

37 1958 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon. At the top of the station wagons was the Nomad. A pillared four-door, six passenger wagon.

38 1958 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon.

39 1958 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon.

40 1958 Chevrolet 348ci V8 engine 250hp 4bbl Nomad Station Wagon.

41 1958 Chevy Del-Ray four door sedan. Holding down the bottom rung replacing the One-Fifty was the Delray series.

42 1958 Chevy Del-Ray four door sedan.

43 1958 Chevy 235cid six-cylinder 145hp.

44 1958 Chevy Del-Ray four door sedan.

45 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CUSTOM HARDTOP.

46 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CUSTOM HARDTOP.

47 Custom LS376ci 525hp V8 engine.

48 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CUSTOM HARDTOP.

49 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP.

50 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP.

51 A 348ci 280hp V8 tri-power.

52 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2 DOOR HARDTOP.

53 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman 4 Door Station Wagon. Yeoman carried the new designation for the lower-priced wagon.

54 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman 4 Door Station Wagon.

55 1958 Chevy Ad.

56 1958 Chevy Ad.

57 1958 Chevy Ad.

58 1958 Chevy Ad.

59 1958 Chevy Ad.

60 1958 Chevy Ad.

61 1958 Chevy Ad.

62 1958 Chevy Ad.

63 1958 Chevy Ad.

64 1958 Chevy Ad.

65 1958 Chevy Ad.

66 1958 Chevy Ad.

67 1958 Chevy Brochure.

68 1958 Chevy Brochure.

69 1958 Chevy Brochure.

70 1958 Chevy Brochure.

71 1958 Chevy Factory.

72 Vanguard Auto Dealer, MI.

73 H&N Dealer, IA.

74 City Auto Chicago, IL.

75 Car Show.

76 Car Show.

77 Car Show.

78 Car Show.

79 Car Show.

80 Car Show.

81 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

82 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

83 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

84 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

85 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

86 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

87 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

88 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

89 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

90 1958 Chevy Drag Racing.

91 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

92 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

93 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

94 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

95 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

96 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

97 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

98 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

99 American Graffiti 1958 Chevy Impala.

100 Young Ron Howard in his ‘58 Impala. This movie prompted the successful TV Show Happy Days starring Ron Howard.


Video and audio clips

1958 Chevrolet Commercial


1958 Chevrolet Commercial


1958 CHEVY NOMAD STATION WAGON


Dinah Shore and Pat Boone for Chevy 1958


Chevy Impala Going to the Dance 1958


1958 Chevy Impala American Graffiti


American Graffiti Trailer



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Comments

Mario on Nov 12, 2023 said:

The 1958 Chevrolet led the year with 1,142,460 with Ford second at 987,945 and Plymouth third at 443,799. Total 1958 auto sales were 4,567,518.

Quad headlamps were standard for the first time on a Chevy production car as well as many other 1958 cars.

This is my Tribute to the 1958 Chevrolet. Enjoy! Mario

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57timemachine on Nov 12, 2023 said:

Mario, you have out done yourself once again. The 58 Chev especially as an Impala, has always been one of my favorite cars. The 58 is pure class from every angle. If I ever owned one, it would have to be an Impala hardtop. First year for that beautiful 348 big block. Mario, your efforts are always appreciated. Cheers to you sir.

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Mario on Nov 13, 2023 said:

Thank you George. I appreciate your insights. The 58 Impala is number 1 my favorite also. From the roof down it is an elegant design and a year only model. It is so unique you can't mistaken the car for a 58 model unlike any other year.

The 58 Impala, first year, was a big departure from the 57 Chevy design. It was not necessarily better just different with a touch of class.

Cheers to you my friend, Mario

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Anonymous on Nov 12, 2023 said:

George beat me to it, once again, you've outdone yourself. That bar you set keeps getting higher and higher.

My favorite is the unending color palette of these cars. A veritable plethora of eye candy.

I didn't realize how many 58s were sold. That is incredible for a one year off body style.

I always liked knowing as a kid the tail light number denoting the model.

I was never aware of the DelRay.

Lots and lots and lots of information assembled here my friend.

This could be the Google site for 58 Chebbies.

Funny how we went from 57 vertical fins to 59 horizontal fins and the 58 with little to no fins.

Well done master of the AT thread kingdom!!!

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Mario on Nov 13, 2023 said:

Thank you Rob, you always add more to my Pages with your observations, knowledge and candor.

I love the 58 Impala roof design with the kick back roof meeting the body and the faux air vent on top. The quad headlamps were new and all 58 models had them. But Chevy also added quad parking lights to match.

And the 3 Taillights unique to the top of the line Impala vs 2 taillights on all the other models again displayed that extra elegance. It was a custom carried on by Chevy for many years to come.

Cheers to you my friend, Mario

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57timemachine on Nov 15, 2023 said:

I was born in 1958, so I was born in a good year for cars as far as I am concerned. But the 1959's were our when I

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Mario on Nov 15, 2023 said:

Yes George the 58 Models were really advanced and all went with Quad headlights. They were undermined by the recession that hit the USA and Canada so production was down. Cheers, Mario

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57timemachine on Nov 15, 2023 said:

I messed up with my previous comment, sorry. The 1959's were out when I was born and the recession was on in The U.S.A as well as Canada but it was still a stellar year for car design, as far as I am concerned. Cheers.

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Mario on Nov 15, 2023 said:

The 1959 auto production rose to 5.9 million and Chevrolet produced 1.5 million cars. The recession was over. The 1959 production started in Fall 1958 the year you were born so yes it was a very good year. Cheers, Mario

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57timemachine on Nov 16, 2023 said:

A lot of folks will say that 1958 was a bad year because of all the excess and opulent chrome that was shoved on with shovels, especially all the GM cars.... well that is why I love all of GM's 1958 offerings. Just lay on that mega ton of chrome on me and keep shoveling it on.... more more more chrome, keep the chrome coming. Love it. Cheers.

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Mario on Nov 16, 2023 said:

Those people are mistaken. 1958 was a recession year across the board in all industries not just auto. That was the underlying reason for low sales, not the chrome. I too love the chrome on the 58 Chevys and all the 58 GM cars.

Thank you for your insights George, always welcomed. Cheers, Mario

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Mario on Apr 12, 2024 said:

I colorized the B/W pictures.

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57timemachine on Apr 14, 2024 said:

Chrome, chrome, chrome, chrome.... need more chrome, can not live in this world without more chrome. People that hate chrome... well a pock upon them. Life is not complete without chrome laden chariots. It makes life more livable. Cheers.

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Mario on Apr 15, 2024 said:

The Fabulous Fifties was all about the Chrome! I spent many Saturdays with a chrome polish can cleaning all the chrome on my Dad's cars! And I loved it!

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