I knew a guy that told me.... one of the most expensive cars to restore is a 58 Impala.... I guess because of all the brightwork and the one year stuff.... the Belair isn't too different... but yours looks pretty complete and on the road and drivable.
I'd say that seems a fair price if its solid.... they sure are nice when they are done. That grill is cool.
Tramps like us... baby we were born to run
Have the owner start the car and check the tailpipe for blue,black,or white smoke any of which will indicate eng. problems.Take a small magnet to check for body filler and a mechanic friend to inspect the car and to help you discover any problems on the test drive. Good luck.
I like the '58s also. They were an unloved model for a long time but are now coming into their own and the prices reflect it. Extremely nice examples of convertibles have been going for north of $100K.
If it's a solid driver and you don't need to do a restoration or dump a bunch of cash into it, I say go for it! If the description is accurate, I would say it's a deal. If you don't like the primer, you can get all the paint for it from Summit for around $500. If the body is pretty straight, a few weekends in the garage, she will be a pretty color of your choice...
1955 210 - 402ci TH400
Last edited by fiftyfive210; 05-06-2014 at 06:31 PM..
Yes look it over real good . Yes especially if in primer . The only good thing about primer is that you are not having to settle for and having to pay for the paint job and or on someone elses color choice. Mike
Collecting cars 50 years.
I still have my very first car a (57 Chevy Bel Air 2 door sedan) and several 5 6 and 7's now.
Retired law enforcement officer with over 40 years on the same department ..