Lot 422

Hershey 2018

1958 Chevrolet Impala 'Tri Power' Convertible


$125,000 - $150,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



Chassis No.
  • 348-cu. in. “Tri Power” V-8
  • Highly optioned first-year Impala
  • Used to escort Britney Spears during Las Vegas residency
  • Recently restored and nicely presented
Addendum: Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue the estimate for this lot is $125,000 - $150,000.

General Motors’ Motorama traveled the country throughout the 1950s to give consumers a glimpse into the space age. Showgoers in 1956 saw a hint of what was to come for Chevrolet, which debuted a new, range-topping nameplate: Impala.

The 1958 Impala that debuted several years later was both the brand’s new flagship and an anniversary celebration for the bowtie division. The Impala was based on the Bel Air, but its Cadillac-inspired chrome grille penned by the legendary Harley Earl helped it stand apart. The chrome body side moldings that run nearly the entire length of the Impala pair well with the mock exhaust ports in its lower rear quarter panels and its numerous simulated vents. The first-year Impala’s striking body sat over a new X-frame construction with an coil-sprung suspension. A 348-cu. in. “Turbo Thrust” V-8 sat underhood.

Painted Snowcrest White with a white top over a red interior, the 1958 Impala Convertible offered here was one of about 55,000 droptops built in the model’s inaugural year. With its “Tri-Power” V-8, this Impala was well optioned when it left the factory with air conditioning, power windows, a power-operated soft top, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. An extensive restoration was undertaken by Autobahn Auto Body in Costa Mesa, California, and the Impala shows well today.

This Impala made a flashy appearance in Las Vegas in 2013 when it was used to drive entertainer Britney Spears down the Strip to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino to kick off her “Piece of Me” residency that lasted until 2017.

With its strong V-8 power, high level of options, and striking appearance, this 1958 Impala is ready to be enjoyed in style.