The Tri-Year Chevrolet models were produced in 1955, 1956, and 1957. These models had superb performance, excellent styling, and were strong sellers in the marketplace. In 1958, a redesign was called for, and Chevrolet promised and delivered something dramatic. Many of these design cues came from the Biscayne concept car at 1955. The new models were slightly larger and heavier than the cars that just preceded them, so Chevrolet compensated with more engine displacement. With the introduction of these new big-block V-8s came a new model known as the Impala.
This Impala Tri-Power Convertible is finished in Sierra Gold over a tri-tone interior combination of beige, copper and medium gold. It is equipped with one of the top power train offerings available in 1958 (the 'tri-power' 280 horsepower 348 fitted with three two-barrel carburetors. The car is equipped with nearly every option offered by the factory, including air-conditioning, power steering and brakes, a Wonderbar radio, power windows and seat, and a dual-ratio antenna. It has its factory windshield washer system, a day/night rearview mirror, tinted glass and a power convertible top, re-trimmed in factory beige vinyl. It has an aftermarket rear bumper and continental kit spare tire cover.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, AZ. It was estimated to sell for $120,000 - $150,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had sold for the sum of $94,600 inclusive of buyer's premium.