1959 Chevrolet Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne! Where Will Styling Go From Here?


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In 1959 there was a full series of elegant 1959 Chevrolet Impala's. The Impala began as the top of the line Bel Air series in the 1958 Chevrolet production year. Available only as a convertible and two door hardtop Sport Coupe in 1958, the Chevy Impala was elevated to top of the line status in 1959. 1959 Chevrolet Impala production cars included a luxurious Convertible, a four door hard top Sport Sedan that was the fashion star of the impala series, a classy two door hard top Sport Coupe and a four door full size family car. Chevrolet advertising claimed that the four door Impala was the most stylish in General Motors family of sedans. The Impala name plate and crossed racing flags were mounted inside the painted area of the side trim molding. Front fender top ornaments had rear extensions. Factory price of the 1959 Impala ranged from $2600.00 for a four door sedan to $3000.00 for a fully loaded convertible.

By elevating the 1959 Chevrolet Impala to the top of their line, General Motors made the Bel Air the mid-level model. 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air production cars included a 4 door hard top Sport Sedan which was Chevy’s lowest priced hardtop, a distinctively styled two door sedan and a very popular four door sedan. The Bel Air model script and crest were mounted on the front fenders. Molding ran full length and had painted inserts to match the exterior colors. Front fender top ornaments were the same as the Impala but without the extensions that ran back across the top of the fenders. Factory price of the 1959 Bel Air ranged from $2400.00 for a four door sedan to $2700.00 for a four door sport sedan.

The 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne was a low cost, no frills vehicle that had the room of a full size car. 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne production cars included a four door sedan, two door sedan and a two door utility sedan. The 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne two door utility sedan were mainly used by traveling salesmen. Factory price of the 1959 Biscayne ranged from $2200 for the utility sedan to $2400 for a two door sedan.

So where will Chevy styling go from here? Ever see a 1960 Chevrolet?

Steve Farber is an author and auto related web site publisher. See Chevrolets new Slim Line Design and learn more about the 1959 Chevrolet Impala , 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne at his new web site and viewing lots of seldom seen “Vintage Chevy Advertising" pictures of body styles, body colors, interior colors and engine specifications.


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