The Impala model by Chevrolet is one of their most popular models. It was sold from 1958 to 1985. It was followed by different models introduced from 1994 to 1996. After this, the production resumed in the year 2000 again. Ever since it was introduced in the market, it has been a favorite. However, the Chevrolet Impala convertible was definitely the most popular model that has been in the bucket list of many car enthusiasts. Following are interesting facts about the brand.
Did the first generation of Chevrolet Impalas have convertibles?
Yes, Chevrolet Impala convertible was introduced in the first generation itself. Some facts about this car are:
- Impala was introduced as a convertible and with Bel Air hardtops in the year 1958.
- It had a body style with 2 different doors available.
- Additionally, the interiors also came with a two-spoke steering wheel and the door panels were also color-keyed.
- No other series introduced in this particular year by Chevrolet had an option of a convertible available.
How many convertibles and coupes were built under this series in the year 1958?
- Both convertibles and coupes were introduced by Chevrolet for the first generation of Impalas in the year 1958.
- Approximately, about 55,989 convertibles were built under the Impala series in the year 1958.
- Along with convertibles, a number of coupes were introduced too. An estimate of 125,480 coupes has been given for the production number of Chevrolet Impala.
- Both of these numbers accounted for a total of 15% production of Chevrolet cars in this particular year.
What were the models introduced for Chevrolet Impalas in the second generation?
- In the second generation of reintroducing Chevrolet Impalas, both the convertibles and coupes were completely redesigned.
- The 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible came was a two-door convertible style but was also added with a four-door hardtop model in the same series.
- The models introduced under the Chevrolet Impalas in the second generation include the 1959 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Sedan, 1959 Chevrolet Four Door Sedan, 1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe, 1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Sedan, 1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan, and 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible.
In which year was the Chevrolet Impala convertible available in the third generation? What were its features?
- It was only in the year 1962 that the Chevrolet Impala convertible was redesigned. The convertible door was also available in the Sports Coupe Model. They still continued with a two-door convertible and the overhand style proved to be quite popular with car buyers in this year.
- The 1963 model also had a rectilinear styling feature in which an engine-turned aluminum rear taillight was surrounded by chrome borders.
- Lastly, for this generation, the coupes and the convertibles were both available in the year 1964.
What are some facts to know about the Chevrolet Impala of the fourth generation?
- It was only in the year 1965, that the Chevrolet Impala was redesigned and it broke the record of annual sales too in the same year.
- In 1965, Chevrolet introduced the Impala Caprice, which was also a hardtop model with four doors.
- In 1966, the Chevrolet Impala convertible also became the second highest selling convertible in the whole of the country and became somewhat of a synonym for luxury for many car enthusiasts. It sold 38,000 models in this year and was very closely beaten by the Mustang in the highest number of sales.
- The 1967 Chevrolet Impala model was redesigned keeping in mind the styling of a Coke bottle. While the popular L72 Engine was discontinued in the year 1967, it was replaced by the L36 Turbo Jet V8 option.
- The 1968 model was further modified with front lights shaped like a horseshoe. In the same year, there was also a custom Coupe model introduced under this particular series.