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Bruce Schwartz' 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air - The "Blue Car"
The second version of Chuck Burkart's 1958 Chevrolet Impala, featuring a scallop paint job that Joe Crisafulli laid in 1959. Chuck was a member of the San Jose Rod and Wheelers.
Dennis McKee's 1958 Chevrolet Impala of Torrance, California. Dennis' Impala was restyled in 1962, and it received a pearl Tangerine paint job by Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the Summer of 1962.
Doug Osterman's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette of San Jose, California. Doug's mild Corvette was restyled in 1961.
Frank Goehring's 1958 Chevrolet Impala was restyled by Joe Crisafulli at Flyers Body Shop of San Jose, California. The build was completed in 1959.
Gary Ruddell's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette of Norwalk, California. Gary bought the Corvette in 1960. At the time he was the President of the Seagrams of Norwalk car club.
Joe Hurst's 1958 Chevrolet Impala was restyled and fit with lifts in the mid 1960s.
Lasse Mäenpää's 1958 Chevrolet Impala was given a Watson inspired paint job by Pekka Wizzard Mannermaa in 2005.

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The slogan for the new Chevrolet in 1958 was: Easier handlin, safer going. Because all 58 Chevrolet had a totally new safety girder chassi. And the body was wider, longer and lower. Impala where introduced for the first time, Impala was the top of the line model. The base series was Del Ray, the mid range was Biscayne. And Bel-Air was now a four door car. Some Chevrolet was powered by a 348 cid 315 hp Super Turbo-thrust V8 engine. Chevy's first big block V8. The new Glide-ride front suspension was installed as well in 1958.

Notable changes in 1958: New front dual headlights, new grille and bumper, new rear bumper, triple rear break and parking lights, air scoops on the sides, new trim and a new roof.

model-year production was 1,283,584 cars.

1958 Chevrolet Customs

Andy Southard's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Bruce Schwartz' 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air - The "Blue Car"
Chuck Burkart's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Chuck Miller's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Dave Stuckey's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Dennis McKee's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Don Delgado's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Doug Osterman's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Frank Goehring's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Frank Gould's 1958 Chevrolet Impala - The Limelighter
Gary Minor's 1958 Chevrolet Impala|
Jim Doss' 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Joe Hurst's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Joe Previte's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
John and Rebecca Hackler's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Lasse Mäenpää's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
LaVonne Bathke's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Pat Mulligan's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Phil Sowa's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Ray Strappazon's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Robert Guadagno's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Skip Batchelor's 1958 Chevrolet Impala

Cars Using 1958 Chevrolet Parts

Backup Lights
Don Tognotti's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - The Green Voodoo

Cilio Guerriere's 1951 Plymouth
Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet

Grille Mesh
Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero - The Ruby Ranch

Corvette Grille:
George Mizzi Jr.'s 1950 Mercury Convertible - The Purple Bug

Jerry Sprague's 1932 Ford Roadster

Don Compton's 1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe
Harvey Funk's 1941 Chevrolet
Jim and George Bernardo's 1948 GMC Pickup
Don Ellis' 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet
Von Hunter's 1957 Plymouth
Leonard T Menard's 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Front Parking Light Bezels
Junichi Shimodaira's 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan - Rod Riguez

The Ala Kart
Ed Roth's Outlaw
Neil Sidders' Outlaw
Fritz Schenck's Outlaw Clone
Darrol Finger's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Maximilian King's 1940 Mercury Convertible
Louis Schindler's 1947 Chevrolet
Ken O'Neil's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Hank Katzenmaler's 1951 Ford Tudor
Otto Rhodes' 1953 Ford F-100 - The Mountain Pearl
Richard Lee Tiago's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero - The Ruby Ranch
Roxy Pearson's 1959 Chevrolet Impala

Taillight Lenses
The Bonaguro Special
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Corvette Taillights:
Dan Hiramoto's 1941 Buick Century Convertible - Raven

Roof Scoop
Bob Stonoff's 1936 Ford
Larry Douglas' 1950 Mercury
Darol Jorgenson's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Front bumper
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible

Steering Wheel
Ed Roth's Outlaw

Front Seat
Otto Rhodes' 1953 Ford F-100 - The Mountain Pearl

Calvin Wiekamp's 1958 Ford Thunderbird

The Juxtapod
Eldon E. Schmidt's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bob Davis' 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Art Lehner's 1939 Ford
Larry Sanford's 1940 Mercury 4-door Convertible
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline - The Caribbean II
Kyle Phillips' 1949 Chevrolet Coupe
R. E. Miller's 1955 Ford Pickup

Side Trim
Ron Fagundes' 1952 Ford Victoria - The Ronbardue Kart

Nomad Chrome Trim
Barris Kustom's 1957 Ford Ranchero

Rocker Chrome Trim
Ted Graziano's 1940 Ford Sport Custom

Corvette Headers
Keith Treece's 1932 Ford Roadster

Coil Springs
Ed Roth's Outlaw

Rear Axle
Eldon E. Schmidt's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster


Standard guide to 1950s american cars by John Gunnell

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