For Sale: 1959 Chevrolet Impala in Charlotte, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

When the weather gets warm, dreams of cruising down the highway in a jaw-dropping classic are inevitable. Linger on that thought a little longer and the sound of a small block V8 comes to mind coupled with images of an old school dash. We'll let you fill in the details from there but, if you like where we were going, have a look at this incredible Chevy Impala. Backing a powerful LS7 with a smooth 4L80E automatic transmission, an athletic Art Morrison chassis and show-stopping aesthetics, this dreamy drop-top has been drawing stares ever since it rolled into our showroom. And if you're ready to feel the summer breeze behind the wheel of a unique, world-class custom, it's a chance to turn your dreams into reality!


The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration that spared absolutely no expense, this stunning Chevy features legendary, all-American aesthetics that mix a roster of traditional accents with glossy, wet-looking two-stage paint. That pigment celebrates a solid Jet Age profile that's been carefully massaged to precise uniformity. And it all adds up to one lights-out classic that's competent, comfortable and poised to turn heads!

Back in 1959, Chevrolet's newly anointed line topper certainly did its fair share to pad the polishing industry. And today, every bit of this Impala's intrepid icing has been returned to a glare-inducing shine. At the front of the car, a prominent grille hangs old school halogen headlights between clear parking lamps, retro hood screens and a wide bumper. Above that grille, a bold "CHEVROLET" script joins a familiar "V" and familiar cross-flags to lead a long hood that's framed by jet-inspired fender toppers. Those toppers shoot away from GM's legendary compound windshield, which tilts polished stainless trim between a cloth top and polished stainless wipers. At the sides of that glass, traditional mirrors join traditional door handles to reflect expressive wings, which parallel clean rocker guards and expressive Impala trim spears. And those wings center a vivid Chevrolet crest over ornate taillights and a second wide bumper.


Toss the car's long hood and you'll find a hot 7.0L LS7 V8 that looks ALMOST as good as it runs! GM Powertrain invested a great deal of time and research into getting the most out of its Gen IV V8, and it definitely shows. Changes started with a 20% stronger casting, featuring an increased bore of 103.25 millimeters. Focus then shifted to flow efficiency, resulting in the use of an all-new intake manifold and L92 rectangle-port heads that boast upgraded valvetrains. Factor in a new piston design, LS7 injectors and a more aggressive cam, and you get one very potent commuter that, in its most basic form, creates 505 SAE-certified horsepower. At the front of the block, a conical Spectre filter element funnels wind into a polished Spectre air tube, which feeds a factory throttle body. At the sides of the block, coated, long-tube headers split short, factory-spec wires. At the front of those tubes, polished pulleys spin a polished alternator and a polished AC compressor above modern power steering. In front of those pulleys, a polished Performance Rod & Custom radiator swirls coolant around a polished expansion tank and a big puller fan. Details like a trusty Wilwood master cylinder and a trick, 409-style engine cowl ensure the mill maintains first-class presentation. And all that glitz is framed in glossy, color-keyed fenders and a smooth, body-matched firewall.


Park this Chevy on a lift and you'll find a super clean undercarriage that's been prepped, primped and polished to match the car's slick powerplant and stunning exterior. The well-mannered motor spins a beefy 4L80E 4-speed automatic, which twists torque to a braced and finished 9in rear axle. That pumpkin is an integral part of a sturdy Art Morrison chassis, which props tubular control arms on adjustable coil-over-shocks. Modern power rack-and-pinion steering provides tracking. Quick stops are a cinch thanks to 4 and 6-piston Wilwoods, which squeeze a quartet of huge drilled and slotted rotors. Large-diameter exhaust pipes spent gases through throaty Magnaflow mufflers. Brushed Schott Challenger EXL wheels throw torque through 255/45ZR18 and 295/35ZR20 Nitto NT555 tires. And everything, from the car's polished floors to its fresh fuel tank, is well planned, exceptionally executed and ready to roll!


Open this Impala's doors and you'll find literal feet of custom leather that's ready for boulevards or beaches! Top dead center, a color-keyed dash frames slick Classic Instruments telemetry and modern, direct-fit audio. Modern buckets frame a custom, full-length console that balances a booted Lokar shifter between controls for power windows and controls for Vintage Air conditioning. Crisp California Carpet floats piped and color-keyed floor mats beneath sculpted side panels. The driver spins a polished and half-wrapped wheel around a polished, tilting column. And the passengers stow essentials in a giant, leather-lined trunk.

So, there you have it: an incredible looking Chevy that wraps an incredible drivetrain in a capable chassis and comfortable interior. Seldom do you find a well-done, non-kustom classic that's infused with this much street rod swagger. Think about it: effortless Chevrolet power, a proven Chevrolet drivetrain, a choice Art Morrison chassis and plenty of outstanding visual sizzle. No serious hot rodder would pass on an opportunity like this!


World class Impala pro-tourer that's the product of a detailed, ground-up build

7.0 liter GM LS7

GM 4L80E 4-speed automatic transmission

Modern air conditioning

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes

Full Art Morrison chassis

Custom leather interior with modern audio

Cloth convertible top

18 and 20-inch Schott Challenger EXL wheels

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1444255
  • Price:$274,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Impala
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Odometer:68
  • Stock Number:136915
  • VIN:F59A114903

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RK Motors Charlotte
7600 Statesville Road
Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28269