1958 Impala Parked in a Garage Since 1992 Struggles to Find a New Owner

The 1958 Impala is typically a very desirable car, especially as it’s the model that started the full-size revolution for Chevrolet.

Its introduction put the brand back on the map at a time when Ford was the American king dominating the automotive space. With the Bel Air, Impala pushed Chevy’s full-size sales through the roof, eventually becoming the best-selling car in the States.
Collectors usually drool over 1958 Impalas, especially when they exhibit a solid shape and a complete package. The hardtop posted on eBay by seller
AUTO CITY CLASSIC has somehow become an exception, as it’s been searching for a new owner for almost two months.
The car landed online in early November when it promised a great patina with little rust. A 1958 Impala typically comes with massive rust, especially on the floors and the trunk pan, but considering this car spent its entire life in Texas, this damage is only minor.
The Texas sunburn has claimed its toll on the body, so instead of the original white paint that Chevrolet sprayed before the Impala rolled off the assembly lines, you get a beautiful patina that makes the car unique. I would gladly retain this patina for the looks, especially because it shows this Impala has a good story to tell. It’d turn the car into an eye-catching presence at shows (as if a 1958 Impala isn’t only a superstar, right?).
The vehicle has been off the road since 1977, but the owners claim they moved it to a garage in 1992. It’s been sitting ever since, but the good news is that the engine has already been rebuilt.

The hardtop flexes the highly desirable 348, though it’s unclear if other mechanical fixes are required. It also comes with a factory air conditioning system.

The owners have tried to make this Impala as intriguing as possible and simplify its mission of finding a new home. As a result, thanks to the working engine, they are now offering multiple options to interested buyers. They can get the vehicle with or without the engine and the air conditioning system (the factory-installed unit is extremely difficult to find and one very desirable part on a 1958 Impala).

You can get the car without the engine for $26K, and if you also drop the factory air conditioning, you’ll get the price down to $21K. However, you can buy a full package that includes not only the engine and the air conditioning system but also all the parts needed to restore the car. You’ll have to contact the seller for the price, though.

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