1959 Classic Chevrolet – Impala Body Styles

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Named after a graceful African antelope, the Chevrolet Impala is widely credited for the muscle car craze of the 1960s.

The Impala began as the top option level on the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air series and was available only as a 2 door hard top sport coupe and convertible in its introductory year. Following its successful debut in 1958, the Chevy Impala was elevated to top of the line status in 1959.

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The Impala nameplates and crossed racing flags were mounted inside the painted insert area of the full length side trim molding. Front fender top ornaments also had rear extensions when compared to the 1959 Chevy Bel Air. Bright metal trim marked the rear trunk deck lid center crease and tail lamp lenses.

It was not until 1927, when General Motors hired designer Harley Earl, that automotive styling and design became important to American automobile manufacturers. Ed Cole, Chevrolet’s chief engineer in the late 1950s, defined the Impala as a “prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen”.

1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

The above 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible was an agile and luxurious traveler with all the latest advances General Motors had to offer. Such as door handles styled into the arm rest, more spacious luggage compartment and a big rear window that zipped down for added ventilation. The 1959 Chevy Convertible was very popular and sold extremely well.

1959 Chevy Impala 4 Door Hard Top Sport Sedan

This 1959 Chevy Impala Sport Sedan was the fashion star of the Impala series. Note the distinctive design of its roofline, extending over the wide rear window, adding rear seat head room. Plus you could see more through the big new Vista Panoramic windshield that curved overhead.

1959 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hard Top Sport Coupe

The 1959 Impala Sport Coupe was General Motors most elegant Impala. From the winged shaped of its rear deck to the simple elegance of its grille, this car was fresh, fine and fashionable according to Chevrolet advertisement. Customers got what they wanted, more spacious interiors, vast new areas of visibility, a longer lasting finish and great economy.

1959 Chevy Impala 4 Door Sedan

The 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Sedan was the most stylish in General Motors family of sedans. Makes you wonder why anyone would want a car that cost more! said Chevy advertising in 1959. A full-size family car with wide, soft cushioned seats and wonderful visibility said another.

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