The 1958 Chevrolet passenger car was a completely new design from ground up. When the ’58 Chevrolet was equipped with the new 348 cubic inch big block and Turboglide transmission it represented a drastic change over its predecessor the 1957 Chevrolet. A select group of stylist headed by Chevrolet’s Clare MacKichan, chief designer, was responsible for the design of the 1958 Chevrolet.
The all new, one year only automobile, the 1958 Chevy had several body revisions and a new Safety Girder X-frame chassis. Revisions included lower, wider, longer sheet metal, sculptured body styling, a new front end with dual headlight, revamped side trim treatments and gull-wing rear fenders. Chevrolet advertising called the new look – Sculpturamic Styling!
1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
The top of the line 1958 Chevrolet was called the Impala and there were two. The Impala Sport Coupe and the Impala Convertible and each had “gull-wing” fender styling. The Impala’s were daringly low and more than seventeen feet long with triple taillights and dual headlights.
1958 Chevrolet Belair 2 Door Hard Top Sport Coupe
The Bel Air line consisted of the four door Sport Sedan, two door Sport Coupe, four door Sedan and two Sedan. These cars had head-turning looks in sculptured steel. The new shape was more than just glamorous it was functional, too. Customers praised the extra roominess of the Chevy interior and luggage trunk. The trunk had 25 cubic feet of space. With the new slim door pillars the two door and four door sedan looked like hardtops. The Nomad station wagons wore the same side trim as the Belair.
1958 Chevrolet 4 Door Biscayne
Only two body styles came with the Biscayne name. The Biscayne line consisted of a four door 6 passenger sedan and a two door 6 passenger sedan. Two Brookwood station wagons wore the same side trim. Biscayne’s were equipped with both V-8 and 6 cylinder engines.
1958 Chevrolet 2 Door Delray
Delray scripts marked the rear fender coves of four different series. Passenger cars included the four door 6 passenger sedan, two door 6 passenger sedan, two door 3 passenger Utility sedan and a two door 1 passenger sedan delivery. Two Yeoman station wagons wore the same side trim as the Del Ray passenger cars. Delrays were also equipped with V-8 and 6 cylinder engines.
1958 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon