Year:
1959
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Mileage:
70,746
Color - Interior:
Red
Color - Exterior:
Snowcrest White
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Specs:
Paint Code 936 Snowcrest White
Trim Code 874
348 4 Barrel Code H
Turboglide Transmission
Powersteering
Correct Generator
Power Drum Brakes
Dual Exhaust w/ Flowmaster Mufflers
Electric Wipers
"If you can't be happy with this car, you just can't
be happy."
-1959 Chevrolet Impala Ad
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Specs Continued:
Dual Outside Mirrors
Dual Rear Antennae
Continental Kit
Fender Skirts
7.50-14 Wide Whitewall Tires
Spinner Hubcaps
AM Pushbutton Radio
Day/ Night Rearview Mirror
Windshield Washers
Power Top
Tinted Glass
    
The 1959 Chevrolet Impala was redesigned. Sharing bodyshells with lower-end Buicks and Oldsmobiles as well
as with Pontiac, part of a GM economy move, the Chevrolet's wheelbase was 1-1/2 inches longer. Using a new
X-frame chassis, the roof line was three inches lower, bodies were two inches wider, and curb weight increased.
Its tailfins protruded outward, rather than upward. The taillights were a large "teardrop" design at each side,
and two slim-wide nonfunctional front air intake scoops were added just above the grille,

          The Impala became a separate series, adding a four-door hardtop and four-door sedan, to the two-door
Sport Coupe and convertible. Sport Coupes featured a shortened roof line and wrap-over back window. The
standard engine was an I6, while the base V8 was the carryover 283 cu in (4.6 L), at 185 hp (138 kW). Optional
were a 283 cu in with 290 hp (220 kW) and 348 cu in (5.7 L) V8 up to 335 hp (250 kW). Standard were front and
rear armrests, an electric clock, dual sliding sun visors, and crank-operated front vent windows. A contoured
hooded instrument panel held deep-set gauges. A six-way power seat was a new option, as was "Speedminder",
for the driver to set a needle at a specific speed and a buzzer would sound if the pre-set was exceeded.