Just brought this old 58 Impala custom home.You ever hear the old saying"first impressions are usally right"? The first time I saw this,I thought I had hit a time warp,my jaw dropped,looked like an old custom with a ton of history,right out of the little pages.Then my thoughts went to-someone totally destroyed a perfectly good old 58 Impala.As of now Im debating on what to do with this.Is it a project to possibly be,one of the coolest old customs around? Or should I start looking up original 58 body parts and make a really smooth mild custom,more along the original 58 sheet metal lines? Is this an old custom of some real importance in the custom car world? Or is this just a talented local fellows attempt at copying something he saw,in hot rod in the old days?All I can say is this thing has a ton of modifications and some pretty cool stuff on it,even if it all is trash now.Exampleancaked hood and trunk,doors operated with solinoids,trunk has a hydraulic lift system,ect,ect.Looks to me like,it was a high dollar car at one time,then started on its downhill spin to self destruction,through several owners,and had a lot of the original custom ideals,removed and updated as time changed,everything.Looks like the car was originally gold,then repainted a metallic white and purple color scheme.Anyone ever seen this before? Or know any of its history?Just looking for some input on this.Its one of those cars,you either love it or hate it.Let me know what you think.Thanks Reggie.