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Frame Off Restored Impala Convertible 348 V8 Powerglide Power Brakes PS PW

For sale: 1959 Chevrolet Impala

Technical specifications

Item location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Engine size:
348 V8
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eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1959 Chevrolet Impala Frame Off Restored Impala Convertible 348 V8 Powerglide Power Brakes PS PW Year: 1959 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Black Mileage: 54 Transmission type: 2 Speed Automatic Engine: 348 V8 Interior color: Red Vehicle Info SUMMARYFrame-off restoration / Original trim partsCorrect 348 cubic inch Turbo Thrust V8Correct Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmissionFactory power steeringFactory power drum brakes14-inch wheels / NOS hubcapsIn an age where car designs can easily hang around for a decade. it's hard to imagine an automaker turning out jaw-dropping but completely different styling five years in a row. Between 1955 and 1960. Chevrolet did just that and. over time. each model has climbed the ranks to become an exalted American classic. The 1959 Impala is one of the most sought after cars of Detroit's golden era. and examples like this professionally restored convertible are great reminders why. There's absolutely nothing like it in dealer showrooms. It's an iconic package that includes a correct Turbo Thrust V8. a correct Powerglide transmission and a sizzling black on red color scheme that's guaranteed to turn heads. And every one of its parts is solid and ready to cruise. Want to get your name engraved on a few trophies? Get to know this awesome Chevy drop-top!BODYWORK/TRIMLonger. lower and wider were predominant buzzwords in the late '50s. and Impala marketing touted all three. The car's roofline was lower. its chassis wider and fins that once grew upward now extended rearward. With that in mind. there's a lot of metal to contend with on these cars during the restoration process. And there's also a lot of continuous lines. meaning getting that metal right is especially important. The beneficiary of a frame-off restoration. which refurbished a roster of original trim parts. this classic Impala is a top-notch cruiser that makes no excuses. When you walk up to the car. the first attribute you'll notice is a spectacular coat of Onyx Black urethane. which has been massaged and buffed to a fantastic shine. Take a longer look at its solid flanks and you'll see large and highly detailed panels. which create a near seamless profile. And when you study this Chevy for an extended period of time. it becomes very apparent that whoever performed its restoration knew exactly what they were doing. There's no filler. no hacked-up patches and the car's straight body presents a virtually perfect silhouette that highlights everything great about optimistic American design!ENGINELift this Chevy's long hood and you'll find a 348 cubic inch Turbo Thrust V8 that's branded with a correct 3755011 casting number. stated with a May (E) of 1959 (59) casting date and detailed with a correct "G" suffix stamp. A staple of working-class luxury. this sturdy 250 horsepower big block is one of the many reasons the Impala model enjoys fantastic name recognition. And absolutely every item. from its thick coat of Chevy Orange paint to its unique. bowtie-branded valve covers. has at one point been rebuilt. refinished or replaced. At the top of the bright block. a Satin Black. single-snorkel air cleaner funnels wind in to a big Rochester carburetor. At the sides of the block. restored exhaust manifolds allow oversquare cylinders ample breathing room by pushing spent gases through correct. true-dual pipes. At the back of the block. a traditional points distributor shoots fire through fresh Radio GM plug wires. Cooling is provided by a beefy Harrison radiator. which circulates water through a series of pliable hoses. Charge comes courtesy of a Delco yellow cap battery. which jolts a tagged Delco-Remy generator. All the right details. including a stainless fuel line. correct decals and a rebuilt brake booster. have been fitted between standard silver hinges. And the car's Satin Black engine bay serves as an ideal backdrop for the engine's many different textures. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSIONPark this topless full-size on a lift and you'll find a solid undercarriage that's hardly seen any road time at all. The car's straight floorpans are covered in a traditional coat of Oxide Red primer. which perfectly contrasts its Satin Black X-frame. A rugged Powerglide transmission. which hangs a correct 3742349 casting number above a May (E) 26th (26) 1959 (9) casting date. spins a beefy GM drop-out that literally sails the engine through its power band. Under that capable drivetrain. a completely rebuilt suspension is equipped with factory power steering. which makes turns easy. and power drum brakes that successfully counter torque. At the center of the floors. a stainless. true-dual exhaust system utilizes correct turbo mufflers to weave an aggressive. full-throttle rumble into a subdued and classy idle. At the corners of the chassis. great looking 8. 00-14 BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls frame fresh NOS hubcaps. And everything. from this Chevy's stiff shocks to its shiny fuel tank. is fully sorted and ready to hit the pavement. INTERIORStylistically. there's a lot to admire about this Impala's interior and. best of all. it's just as great to use as it is to look at. At ground level. Fisher sill plates anchor plush red carpet under thick. rubber floor mats. Firm bench seats wear retro plaid covers that remind us of family picnics. In contrast to the exterior of the car. the stainless-trimmed dash dons an even coat of Roman Red paint; playing host to factory instrumentation. a correct radio and chrome accessory pulls. In front of the driver. a traditional Impala steering wheel spins speed-drilled spokes around a storied cross-flag emblem. At the sides of the car. expressive door panels found simple exit handles beside factory power windows. And behind the passengers. a cavernous trunk features a correct jack. a full-size spare tire and fresh mats. OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONAn original Owner's GuideAn original convertible top operation manualThis highly polished cruiser is an all-American piece of jet age magic that's ready to be shown and celebrated. With its sturdy 348/Powerglide drivetrain. reliability won't be an issue. And the car's luxurious interior is every bit as welcoming now as it was when new. If you're looking for an impressive. first-rate classic to round out your collection. snag this Impala today! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

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