1958 Biscayne and 1964 Impala Join Forces for a Brighter Future

The full-size lineup managed to put Chevrolet back on the map in the late ’50s, with models like Bel Air and Impala spearheading record sales. Eventually, the GM brand regained the leading spot from Ford, with Impala becoming the model that brought home the bacon for over a decade.

Someone on Craigslist is selling two models responsible for this impressive performance.

The first is a 1958 Biscayne that has likely been sitting for a long time but still exhibits a solid shape. The second is a 1964 Impala, also in working condition but requiring a complete restoration.

The Biscayne is a hard-to-find classic that retains its stock configuration. An original Biscayne is rare today, and the owner says they got the car running with fresh fuel on top of the carburetor. It’s still intact and exhibits only minor rust, but I’d still put it on a trailer to inspect the undersides.

The engine in charge of putting the wheels in motion is a six-cylinder unit paired with a two-speed Powerglide transmission. It runs but requires additional fixes to be considered road-worthy.

The 1964 Chevrolet Impala is a four-door sedan fitted from the factory with air conditioning and power brakes. It has also been sitting for some time but retains its working shape. The car also comes with a six-cylinder engine, but the unit is paired with an automatic transmission. The owner says they already made several repairs, but the floors and the trunk pan remain solid.

The body looks as you’d expect from a 1964 car, so if you want to begin a complete restoration, you’ll have to repaint the Impala. However, everything seems to suggest it’s a solid project, but the car hasn’t been driven much in the last few years, so it’ll need additional touches before returning to the road full-time. The owner says they drove the car around the neighborhood, and it worked correctly, but I wouldn’t drive it on a long journey.Now, let’s talk money.

These two classic Chevrolet models fight for a complete restoration, and both tick the essential boxes for a solid candidate. The 1958 Biscayne is truly rare, though the six-cylinder engine could make many people walk away because the V8 power was more intriguing on a 1958 Chevrolet. The Biscayne can be yours for $5,000, and the owner also has the original keys and a title.

The 1964 Impala is a legend too. The car debuted one year before the record-breaking model year – the 1965 Impala became the first car in the US to sell more than one million units in a year. You can get this project for $4,800, and I think you won’t spend much money to turn it into a daily driver. A fully restored example can be worth ten times more if the original configuration is retained.

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