Unrestored 1959 Chevrolet Impala Hides Bad News Under the Hood


Previously, the Impala was sold for the model year 1958 as the top-of-the-line version of the Chevrolet Bel Air, but thanks to its impressive early sales, it was eventually promoted to a full series 12 months later.

It goes without saying the Impala still shared quite a lot with the Bel Air, though the more it evolved, the more successful it became. In 1965, for instance, the Impala was crowned as the first car in the United States to sell more than 1 million units in a single year, all thanks to solid upgrades that Chevrolet introduced in the early ‘60s.

Getting back to the ’59 Impala, it was quite a beaut, and this is one of the reasons so many collectors are hoping to get their hands on a fine example that has never been restored.

The model we have here is indeed unrestored, though, on the other hand, it comes in a condition that seems to require quite a lot of work.

The rust has obviously taken its toll on this one, but on the other hand, the door panels are still looking good, eBay seller jaccimx guarantees. The doors themselves open and close smoothly, while the frame is still solid.

As for what’s under the hood, there’s bad news in this department.

This Impala comes with what’s likely to be the original six-cylinder under the hood, though right now, it’s locked up from sitting. So for some people out there, this is kind of double damage, especially because most Impala fans are drooling over V8 models still in a working condition.

The bidding wars are currently underway, with the top offer at the time of writing getting close to $2,000. The reserve is yet to be met, and the owner has set a BIN price of $5,200.