Evolution of the Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet’s Impala has had its share of ups and downs. Here is a brief look at the nameplate’s evolution

1st Generation (1958)

The original 1958 Impala was a Harley Earl design, with sculpted fenders and plenty of chrome decoration. The cars also had Chevy’s first dual head lamps and triple tail lamps. The major chassis advancement was a move from semi-elliptic leaf springs to coils at the rear.