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    Maybe I'm a little slow... but I just noticed the Impala is longer than the other models. From rear axle to rear bumper. That, the fake side scoop and 3 taillights each side required unique quarter panels. It was probably an expensive car to make.
     
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    I remember an old movie with Tony Randall and Burl Ives played a genie. Tony drove a 58 Impala convertible with dual exhaust and dual antennas.
    I just looked it up: The Brass Bottle. It also starred Barbara Eden before she starred in I Dream of Jeannie.
     
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    My old Custom 58 along with my old 37 in front of our Salvage yard we sold 8 years ago today. Still happy to be retired.

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    1. 37-38 Chevys

    IMG_20210114_153504847.jpg IMG_20210114_153325159.jpg Dads 58 drove in 60 as a senior. Sorry about quality, picture of a picture. Cant see in the small pic, but it was a factory Fuelie car!! I dont know #s, but kinda rare. Like alot of the Fuelie cars back then, was taken off and a 4bbl was installed by the original "rich kid" owner before my Dad bought it.
     
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    ^^^^^^^A little bigger,,, Skärmavbild 2021-01-18 kl. 20.15.19.png
     
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    According to most 58 experts there were no fuel injections for passenger cars and fi was picked up again in 59 with just a rare few of them.
     
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    Mmm, being from that era, I wouldn't bet on ANYTHING as being a definite fact in buying a new car. It was a VERY different time.
    My dad bought a few "new" (from the dealer) cars in the late 50's through the late 60's. He was able to purchase things on a couple of his cars that..."were not" available at the time.
    So I don't believe much of anything touted as "not available" in those years.

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    @MO54Frank .......I think you were correct before you 'noticed'....:)

    According to The Standard Catalog of American Cars ......ALL 1958 Chevrolet models have exactly the same wheelbase and overall length ......117.5" and 209.1", respectively.

    You are correct about the model specific quarter panels, but it doesn't stop there. Impala models had shorter roofs and longer and different tapered deck lids as well. The roof line was lower, adding to the illusion of greater length.

    'Back in the day' I owned both '57 and '58 Bel Air Hardtops. The '57 Bel Air was top of the line, but that passed to the Impala in '58 and was limited to convertibles and 2 door hardtops until '59 models.

    The '58 Bel Air hardtop was a much less common body style/trim combo. In my long term observation, most 2 door Bel Air models were 'post' cars, though the pillar was narrow and had a chrome molding applied that gave it a hardtop 'look' at a casual glance.

    When '58 Chevys were introduced I disliked them. In time, maybe a year or two, I changed my mind and I became an admirer. After having sold mine in 1965, it was something I came to regret.

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