Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
The Impala was introduced in 1958 as a new high-level, sporty trim package created for the Bel Air. Unique to the model were its six taillights, a classic styling cue that became its trademark. The Impala became a separate model in 1959 in both two- and four-door versions and in that year became the best-selling car in the Chevrolet product line. The next year it became the best-selling automobile in the United States and held that position for the next decade. This resulted in sales in excess of 13 million units, more than any other full-size car in the history of the automobile. In 1965, the Chevrolet Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units, which has never been bettered.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in November of 2010 at the Robson Estate, Gainesville, Georgia.
409 cu. in. V-8 engine with a single four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel power drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel