1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe 283 CID V8 from North America
A car for the rest of your life
I bought it "junk yard fresh" and got it to start with starting fluid, fresh gas and gas tank. In 1959 Chevrolet used a particularly poor steel, so modern patch panels in the rear quarters are a given. Keeping the floor pans, and fenders well painted and sanding out any hint of rust is a must.
Incredibly simply and reliable car. Mechanical parts are a cinch, decorative parts can be expensive from your local "stick it to ya" NOS parts hoarder.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2002
Had a 1960 Impala 2-Door and your commets apply to this model as well. Rust, rust and rust was the main problem. The original 283, 2-barrel delivered an honest 22mpg. Sexy, stylish car that can bring up to $16K as an antique.
I hope you don't get in a wreck. Remember the IIHS crash?