Monday, July 18, 2016
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan
Brookwood station wagon and El Camino pickup. This Impala four-door hardtop turned up across town in the usual place where I find Fifties Guy's cars. It makes for a little bit of difficulty in photographing the right side of the car on account of the tree planted in the sidewalk, and the owner doesn't want me on his driveway. Remember that yellow '54 Hudson Hornet? I featured that one back in 2014.
Chevrolet's 1959 brochure, so GM must have been very proud of it. The 185 horsepower Turbo-Fire 283 V8 was the standard engine on most of these cars, with hopped-up versions of the 283 or bigger 348 engine optional. Frugal and patient buyers could get a Hi-Thrift six for slow, quiet economy driving.
Photographed August 2015