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1958 "Aluminala" Resto-Mod International Show Car.

For sale: 1958 Chevrolet Impala

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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Bel Air Impala
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1958 Chevrolet Belair Impala Resto-Mod

“Aluminala” International Show Car

Freshly completed extensive two-year, nut and bolt, rotisserie restoration. Never driven and only trailered to publicity events since completion and full systems testing. This car is ready to drive. and enjoy..Seen on numerous Television programs and displayed at International concourse events. Detailed photos, videos, and documentation of full ownership history and restoration process provided to interested buyers. Call us directly at 1 (917) 720 3847

The “Aluminala’s” carefully planned design concept combines the classic long, low, wide styling of the stock original 58 Impala with all new mechanical equipment and drivetrain. To now perform like a fully modern sport coupe. The Aluminala design is highlighted by its extensive use of polished aluminum components to drastically reduce weight, while improving ride, handling, heat dissipation, and corrosion resistance.

A freshly rebuilt from top to bottom high performance V-8 motor, modern automatic transmission with overdrive, independent air bag suspension, rack and pinion power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioning, and much more showcase this incredible resto-mod.

Great effort was made to use factory original parts on the exterior and interior. Combined with the best high performance modern mechanical components available today. All the original components were painstakingly preserved, painted, plated, and/or polished. Over 345 stock interior and exterior parts, including bumpers and all trim were show chrome plated and/or polished at great expense.

In addition, when needed for performance or appearance enhancement, in excess of $60,000 of licensed “General Motors” OER (Original Equipment Reproduction) Parts from “Classic Industries”, “Ecklers”, “Summit Racing”, and other top suppliers were used during the restoration process. Plus, thousands of man hours were invested, with the goal of making this car the finest 58’s on the planet. Investment in the build far exceeds the current asking price. Read more to find out why. Also watch the HD video detailing all aspects of the restoration process by searching YouTube for MedUSA Motors and/or 1958 Bel Air Impala “Aluminala “


Detailed Description

Exterior Body and Paint

This 58 Impala’s curvaceous muscular body has been meticulously restored. The car always resided in a temperate climate. Retains all original factory body panels. Including the quarters, fenders, doors, roof, hood, trunk lid, and chassis.

The process began by removing all the exterior trim, bumpers, emblems, motor, exhaust manifolds, exhaust, grill, lights, hood, doors, trunk, spoiler, lower valances, carpet, headliner, and interior trim. Everything was completely removed and stripped down to bare metal. The body was fully separated from the chassis and put on a rotisserie. Then every trim part from the ground up was either meticulously restored or replaced.

The only minor body rust issue that needed addressing was the cabin and trunk floors. Which had a small amount of rust visible after media blasting that looked slightly “moth eaten”. NO major rust though and NO paste filler was used during the repair. Those sections affected were cut out and expertly replaced with correct factory style panels. Installed by a body man with over 50 years’ experience. Great attention was made to reduplicate the original factory body appearance.

The car was epoxy coated and all the original body panels and chassis were smoothed out and primed. The “Aluminala” theme continues with four coats of “DuPont” Black Onyx paint. Followed by six coats of “DuPont” Clear coat with a dusting of small aluminum flakes into the clear. Making the paint shimmer in the sunlight. The roof was painted with four coats of “DuPont” Cortez Silver aluminum colored paint and topped with 6 coats of clear coat., but no flakes The paint was wet sanded between all coats with increasingly fine grit. Then polished to perfection. Thousands of man hours were spent ensuring that everything was done to the highest standards. Each panel is smooth as glass with great gap alignment

***Exterior Trim

The 58 is a one year only model, making it rare and highly desirable. It also adorns hundreds of expensive interior and exterior trim parts. Making it extremely difficult and costly to restore to the high standard seen here. The build design called for retaining all the very expensive and hard to find stock interior and exterior trim parts. All original factory stainless trim, rocker panel cover molding, logos, drip moldings, window moldings, side spears, and pitch fork molding with factory correct black accent decals, and etcetera are in new or amazingly restored condition.

Examine the pictures closely to notice subtle custom changes added, like the trim molding extending from the rear of the roofs rain gutter. That extends back to the simulated rear roof exhaust vent. Too much to list, call for more info if interested in purchasing.

***All New Tinted Glass and weather-stripping

Front windshield was replaced with correct gradient tinted glass. All side and rear windows tinted with 35% gradient film. All new weather stripping and window felts added to the doors, windows, trunk, and hood, with all factory original retaining clips, screws, and brackets. Driver and passenger side window frames and all interior trim fully re-chromed or replaced. New windshield wiper blades, wiper motor, and arms. Doors, trunk, and hood slam shut with a solid thud. No window wobbles with smooth window operation.


“Dynomat” sound and temperature underlayment was applied to the entire interior and roof areas. The black and aluminum theme carries into the mostly stock appearing black interior that retains ALL the hard to find and very expensive re-chromed trim pieces. All of the expensive and hard to find original trim parts, logos, and hundreds of chrome interior parts look amazing. All new mounts, nubs, trim, and screws. Original steering wheel fully restored. All interior controls, gauges, and switches look amazing and function properly. Even the factory style reproduction clock is new and holds perfect time.

*New original style door panels refurbished with all new bezels, chrome moldings, reflectors, lights and covers. * New correct replacement black loop carpet installed with driver’s side rubber insert.

*Interior updated with subtle modern accents like “Alcantara” perforated suede seat inserts, sun visors, and headliner. Plus, custom flush mounted chrome and black A/C vents

*All new lock cylinders with correct GM keys.

*New Chevrolet vintage looking AM/FM radio with modern USB port, new speakers, and external antenna shaved off, with hidden under dash antenna.

*New black seatbelts.

*New Rearview mirror and chrome mounting bracket.

** Metal trim piece above the glove box is missing in the picture, but we had one custom made and being installed this week. Will upload new picture once installed.


New heavy gauge loop style carpet. Fully enclosed and custom show quality black and aluminum colored Impala logo and pitchfork design on access panels. The trunk mounted heavy duty dual batteries are hidden behind the driver’s side panel for better weight distribution. Chrome plated factory spare wheel and tire is located behind the passenger side access panel. The rear access panel encloses the suspension’s air bag system.

Drive Train


1958 Impala’s were originally equipped with anemic 283 ci motors. The original engine was replaced with a 1967 327 ci block with casting #3782870. This choice was made because from all external appearances the 283 and 327 are identical. Allowing the car to shave hundreds of pounds by using a lightweight small block built for power. While maintaining a stock appearance. The block was thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and redesigned with new internal and external accessory parts replaced from top to bottom. Using the highest quality components. Marvelous Marv Bastow of “Marv’s Speed and Machine” of Casper Wyoming oversaw the engine’s build. Marv’s expertise as an engine builder and drag racer span over 30 years. The engine and all new components is built for a balance of power and endurance confidently North of 400 HP. But has not yet been Dyno tested.

The 327 block was honed, and line bored. The Crank Shaft was reground. All new Forged Aluminum dome shaped Pistons with two valve reliefs. New Moly rings. New Forged 5140 steel connecting rods Rated to 500hp, were magna-fluxed and shot-peened. New Chromoly Connecting Rod bolts. New freeze plugs.

Heads received all new Light Weight Valves with Cast Steel Roller Rocker Arms and Poly-Locks, Hydraulic Flat Tappet Performance Cam and Lifters, New True Double Roller Timing Chain and Gears. New Chromoly Pushrod Fuel Pump.

*Stock 1967 Chevrolet Valve Covers look awesome.

*Carburetor -New Edelbrock Performer 600 cfm 4-barrel with electric choke. Has 2 small primary barrels for great fuel economy, with large secondary’s for power when desired.

*Intake Manifold- Stock GM high performance 4 barrel used on 1966 w 327 casting # 3875954.

*New modern Electronic Ignition- Digital Ignition Box with Rev Limiter, Blueprinted HEI Distributor, 100 Amp Polished Aluminum Alternator w/ Internal Regulator.

*New complete modern custom Wiring Harness completely hidden for smooth show car appearance.

*New air conditioning system- Utilizing modern components and refrigerant that blows ice cold. Polished aluminum Sanden 709 compressor, new condenser, and mechanicals with custom flush mounted chrome A/C interior exhaust vents and controls. For a better than factory stock appearance and function.

*New high performance rack and pinion power steering system with new polished aluminum pump.

*Performance polished aluminum radiator. Never worry about overheating with dual high flow aluminum tubes. For 50% more capacity than stock 2-row. Internal Transmission Cooler. New polished Aluminum Thermo-Radiator Cap. (Temperature gauge built into the radiator cap)

*New High Output Starter Motor

*New Weiand Polished Aluminum High-Volume Racing Water Pump.

*All new Polished Aluminum Pulleys and engine Accessory Mounting Brackets

*New Aluminum finned Oval High Performance Air Cleaner Assembly and Filter.

*New High-Volume Oil Pump

*New Magnetic Oil Pan Drain Plug

*New All Belts and Hoses

*All New Fuids

*New NGK Red Spark Plug Wires, 8mm, Spiro Wound

*New NGK-3332 Spark Plugs w/ V-Power Tip


Modern 30 splineTurbo Hydra-Matic” 700-R4 Four Speed Automatic with Overdrive and Shift Kit. Combines rapid 1st gear launches with great fuel economy from the 4th gear overdrive. Completely rebuilt with new seals, gaskets, bands, and new Polished Aluminum Torque Convertor Cover.

700R4 gear ratios:

  • First - 3.059
  • Second - 1.625
  • Third - 1.000
  • Fourth - 0.696
  • Reverse - 2.294

Chassis and Suspension

The entire underside is highly detailed and painted black.GM’s Safety Girder X- shaped frame lowers the car and increases structural rigidity. Front Independent Suspension with spherical joints, and four link rear suspension with rugged control arms above and below the axle had its four coil springs replaced with a modern 4-wheel Independent Air Bag Suspension. Using 7-inch diameter front and 6-inch diameter rear “Airlift Dominator” Airbags.

Amazing suspension travel to clear driveways and road obstructions, with customizable height adjustment. Hand held 7-way remote control adjusts all 4 wheels ride height independently, both front wheels, both rear wheels, or can raise and lower all 4 wheels at the same time. Depending on your individual driving style.

*New 2 “Viair” 380 Chrome compressors provide fast filling time and backup redundancy. In case one compressor ever fails, the system will still work with only one. Emergency electric cut off switch, to disable compressors. Plus, trunk mounted battery master switch. To cut power to entire car for easy storage and theft protection.

*New Large 5-gal aluminum air tank painted black.

*Plus, never worry about flat tires. As a 30-Foot Air Hose is attached to the compressor. Allowing you to inflate your tire’s pressure, bicycles, and etcetera at any time.

***Completely rebuilt and painted Chevy 10 Bolt Rear

3.55 gears provide strength with a balance of acceleration and good fuel economy.

***New Custom Aluminum Exhaust System

Aesthetically handsome stock “Corvette Ram-Horn” style Exhaust Manifolds lead into all new lightweight 2.5-inch custom Aluminum Exhaust with duel “Borla” low restriction Aluminum Mufflers, and two Resonators with new chrome downturn exhaust tips.

Produces a low muscular rumble outside that growls when the throttle is mashed, but is not intrusive to the interior. Especially with the “Dynomat” soundproofing in place.

***New “SSBC” 4-Wheel Cross Drilled and Ventilated Performance Disc Brakes with red Calipers

Stopping power is greatly improved over factory with this plus all new booster, lines, hoses, pads, wheel cylinders, brake fluid. The system is bled, adjusted, and ready to go.

***Wheels and Tires

Four New 17-inch Polished Aluminum “American Racing” Wheels- Look amazing and are super light to decrease critical un-sprung chassis weight and greatly improve handling.

***4 New High Performance 22560R-17 Tires

4 new 225/60R17 Nankang SP-7 Performance X/P black wall tires fill the fenders amply and look awesome. They complement the overall design theme by blending new-age performance technology with the tried and true dependability of an All Season radial tread design. Dual channel, circumferential grooves significantly enhance water dispersion, reducing hydroplaning while improving performance handling. Scalloped center rib further stabilizes lateral tracking, and multi-siped blocks improve ride. A sound reduction bar in the shoulder grooves further reduces road noise leading to a surprisingly comfortable ride combined with athletic handling.


This Impala, it part of an International collection of five cars commissioned to North and South American expert build teams, by a company expanding its global restoration and plating operations. Each build team was extensively evaluated and judged on overall performance. With the promise of lucrative future contracts going to the best. Ensuring extreme attention was paid to detail. No expense was spared. In fact, the asking price is far below the actual cost to build this car.

Available now for International delivery with No lengthy build time. This stunning 58 “Aluminala” show car is now located in Medellin Colombia and is for sale along with four other equally impressive cars available at our global facilities. We are preparing this car for January shipping date to Port of Miami. Then going to Barret-Jackson Palm Beach in April. So, contact us quickly, and we will arrange shipping to Miami, or your preferred port of destination anywhere in the world. Plus. Save the buyer/and seller commissions and we will pass the savings directly to you.

HD videos documenting every aspect of these car’s extensive restorations can be seen at YouTubeby searching for MedUSA Motors and/or 1958 Bel Air Impala “Aluminala" or by sutting and pasting this link.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qts5EohMhgo

If interested in making a purchase or to schedule a private viewing to see this Impala, or any of the other cars listed below email Doc Power at medusamotors@gmail.com

Or speak with Doc directly at 1 (917) 720-3847

Also Available Separately.

1) 1972 Javelin SST with factory air-conditioning and concourse restoration just completed (Currently viewable at Gateway Classics, Fort Lauderdale.)

2) White 1971 Torino GT Convertible with Hi-compression M Code 351 and rareC-6 automatic. (Total stock restoration at Miami Restoration Facility finished December 2016.)

3) 1956 GMC Pickup Truck- Big rear window with 99% of its original parts. (Currently at Medellin facility with complete stock restoration and available for global delivery Jan 4 2017)

4) 1955 Dodge Kingsway two-door convertible. (Currently at Medellin facility with full custom restoration finished Jan 30 2017.)

Impala Terms of Sale

The seller has this car published for sale with multiple International publications. If encountered through an auction site, know that the seller reserves the right to cancel the auction at any time, without notice.

The Impala is currently located in Medellin, Colombia and available for International delivery. The seller is aware that North American and other buyers might be skeptical of making an overseas purchase. However, the seller is based in the United States and buyer may pay funds to a US escrow account and held until the car is ready for delivery. For the buyer’s protection.

In addition, based on the high level of build quality and documentation provided and after speaking with us directly, we feel confident you will be ecstatic with the car when it arrives, should you elect to buy it online. However, we highly welcome a personal inspection and would be happy to assist you with a visit to Medellin. Which is rated as one of the top tourist destinations in the world today. Because of its spring like year-round weather, friendly people, and booming economy. Medellin is also an easy destination to reach from most locations with daily cheap flights provided by Spirit, Jet Blue, and other airlines.

Seller uses an independent experienced and cost effective full service logistics team to assist with International Airplane, or Cargo ship transport to buyer’s desired port. They can manage the loading, strapping, paperwork, land transportation, and etcetera. However, buyer may elect to use their own transporter and seller will assist as needed.

Seller is responsible for paying for the preparation and processing of all Colombian documents needed for exportation. As well as for paying all Colombian taxes.

Seller is responsible for personally attending the customs inspection at the Port of Cartagena. As due to Colombia’s lingering drug trade, the good news is your car will have its mechanicals, paperwork, VIN number, and provenance thoroughly inspected by Colombian authorities, before ever leaving the country. Ensuring this car is the real deal.

Seller assumes all liability, if in the unexpected event the car has an issue clearing Colombian customs. If a remedy cannot be found, the buyer will be entitled to a complete refund of the entire funds held to be held in escrow.

A $1000. US dollar refundable deposit is required via PayPal, or bank wire within 48 hours of purchase. If buyer elects to purchase online, then half of the full payment is due within 72 hours and will be held in escrow until final pickup has been arranged.

If buyer purchases the car via online auction and would like to personally inspect the car, they have up to Ten days to do so. After buyer’s approval, half the full payment is due within 72 hours of inspection.

We are confident the car will meet the highest of standards, but seller will refund all deposits and allow the buyer to cancel the purchase if the car does not pass muster for any reason after initial physical inspection.

The final payment due to seller must be paid in full and all funds released from escrow upon final approval for exportation granted.

Buyer responsible for insurancetransportation insurance, and will not hold seller to blame for any damages that might occur due to acts of nature, or accident during transport.

Buyer responsiblefor registration in their jurisdiction and any sales or registration taxes that might be due in your country.

If interested in making a purchase or to schedule a private viewing to see this Impala, or any of the other cars listed emailmedusamotors@gmail.com

Or call 1 (917) 720-3847

Watch the HD video detailing all aspects of the restoration process by searching YouTube for MedUSA Motors and/or 1958 Bel Air Impala “Aluminala" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qts5EohMhgo

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