Impala Series 1800 V8 Convertible
Chassis Num: F59L180143
Sold for $88,000 at 2012 RM Sothebys.
The new small-block V8 was introduced for 1955 and helped Chevrolet become a sales leader and also the performance leader in the low-priced field. Upgrades followed in 1956 and 1957 including fuel injection and achieving the one-bhp-per-cubic-inch for its 283 cubic-inch engine. In 1958, the line was completely redesigned with the flagship being the new Impala subseries in the Bel Air line, appearing in two body styles only, a convertible and 'Sport Coupe' two-door hardtop.

The Impala was given new uniquely-contoured rear fenders and extra taillights. Under the bonnet was a new engine designed for truck use, joining the small-block V8. It had a displacement size of 348 cubic-inches an available in several stages of tune, producing 250 to 315 BHP.

For 1959, all General Motors cars were redesigned in reaction to Chrysler Corporation's finned 1957s. Chevrolet was given gull-wing rear fender adornment and long horizontal 'eyebrows' in the leading edge of the hood. At the top of the series was the 'Impala' and available as a four-door sedan, two- and four-door hardtops, a convertible and a four-door Nomad station wagon.

This Impala Convertible is finished in Crown Sapphire, with a light and medium turquoise vinyl interior. The car has had only three owners from new and was given a full rotisserie restoration in 1995. The top and upholstery were redone in 2010.

Power is from a 348 cubic-inch Super Turbo-Thrust engine breathing through two-barrel carburetion and offering 280 horsepower. It has a Powerglide transmission and Positraction. It is equipped with dual exhausts, power brakes and power steering. It has a Wonderbar signal-seeking radio with dual antennas, spinner hubcaps, windshield washers and E-Z Eye tinted glass. Other accessories include a tissue dispenser and a Cadillac-inspired grille guard.

In 2012, this vehicle was offered for sale at RM Auction's sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $75,000-$100,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $88,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012

Chassis# F59L180143

2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
Estimated Value:$75,000-$100,000 
Sale Price$88,000

Analysis

Chassis number F59L180143 Auction Sales History
2012$88,000

2017 8
2016 7
2015 4
2014 14
2013 17
2012 15
2011 17
2010 11
2009 10
2008 11

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$64,063$123,2008
2016$63,350$105,0007
2015$57,260$123,7504
2014$70,114$170,00014
2013$69,826$120,00017
2012$66,033$115,50015
2011$47,894$96,00017
2010$53,059$120,00011
2009$53,523$130,00010
2008$65,009$132,00011

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No Sale

1959 Chevrolet Impala Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $85,000$95,000
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$135,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$77,500$125,000$150,000
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2016 Mecum : Harrisburg$40,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$65,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Resto Mod 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$90,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2016 Mecum Houston$42,500  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City   
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-DOOR HARDTOP 2016 McCormick's Palm Springs # 60$43,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALAF59B1581222016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$51,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-DOOR HARDTOP 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$43,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$60,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$75,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLEF59J2222342015 Mecum Anaheim$70,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE 2015 Mecum Dallas$140,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE 2015 Mecum Harrisburg$110,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe Custom 2015 Auctions America California$45,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 2015 Mecum : Denver$75,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Motostalgia Auction Indianapolis Brickyard $55,000$75,000
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Mecum : Seattle   
1959 Chevy Impala Convertible 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$29,000  
1959 Chevrolet ImpalaF59S1511692014 Mecum : Anaheim$32,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala CoupeF59L2195992014 Mecum : Anaheim$20,000  
1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA SEDAN 2014 Mecum Chicago$8,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Resto Mod LT1, Full Custom Build 2014 Mecum Kissimmee $80,000$120,000
1959 Chevrolet Impala FuelieF59L1511292013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$100,000$125,000$140,000
1959 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop 283 CI, Automatic 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx$29,000  
1959 Chevrolet Impala Resto Mod 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction   
1959 Chevrolet Impala Tri-Power Convertible 2012 Leake Auctions Dallas$100,000  

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