Not many people mourned the loss of the Chevrolet Impala when production ended earlier this year, and to be honest, it’s easy to see why. The Impala was once a beloved part of the Chevy portfolio that was offered as a sedan, a stylish coupe or a ritzy convertible, but the nameplate slowly morphed into a rather tame family car as the years went on and consumer preferences shifted.
This 1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible is a prime example of why the Impala is a vehicle worth remembering, though. This beautiful, second-generation example of the iconic Impala recently sold on eBay motors for $135,600 – a significant sum that serves as evidence of GM fans’ enthusiasm for the early Impala generations.
This car was sold with the original, numbers-matching 348 cubic-inch V8 engine and a recently rebuilt two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. The car also received a service not too long ago that included new brakes, rebuilt carburetors, new shocks and new coil springs, among more. The interior is also showing very little signs of wear and the seats look almost brand new thanks to the newly replaced seat foam.
The listing for this 1959 Chevrolet Impala does not say if the vehicle was ever restored, so this just may be an all-original survivor. The current seller says the car was sitting in a museum before they took possession of it and has just 25,000 miles on the odometer – potential signs that this car has simply just been very well looked after since it left the factory back in 1958. Its originality may also explain the rather high selling price.
Want to see more of this drop-dead gorgeous ’59 Impala? The old listing can still be viewed at this link.