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Chevrolet Impala (1958-1972): books - history and technology

A book on the Chevrolet Impala (1958-1972)? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Chevrolet passenger cars.

The American Dream - The Chevrolet Impala 1958-1971

This book examines the evolution of the popular Chevrolet Impala from the late 1950s stylish 'specialty' vehicle to become Chevrolet's best-selling, iconic model in North America.
It focuses on specifications, rarer performance models, industry facts and figures and optional equipment, through detailed text, brochure and advertising images, and is copiously illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs.

The important role played by the Impala for Chevrolet (and GM as a whole) is also examined, from its status as a top-of-the-line 'specialty' model, through the broad range of body styles, to a mainstream, volume-production car.

Pages of the book The American Dream - The Chevrolet Impala 1958-1971 (1)

As the 1950s ended, the Chevrolet Impala evolved into a status symbol, and added more and more style, comfort and optional equipment to its ever-increasing model range. From its similar styling and tri-colour pastel paint finishes, the original Chevrolet Impala was the flashy, stylish sibling in the line-up, only to eventually return to a more conservative, high-volume, mainstream car.

As well as the historical aspects of the car, a final chapter explores present-day custom Impalas and Resto Rods - from custom bodywork modifications to spectacular works of art.

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Author:Norm Mort
Specs:96 pages, 24 x 51 x 0.5 cm / 9 x 20.1 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:110 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:Those were the days
Book: The American Dream - The Chevrolet Impala 1958-1971

The American Dream - The Chevrolet Impala 1958-1971

Language: English

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Impala & SS (1958-1972) - Brooklands Muscle Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet Impala and SS sports models from the years 1958-1972. Describes the Chevrolet 348, Police Special, 409SS, 327SS, Station Wagon, 427SS, 307, 307 Convertible, 350, 454 and Coupé.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Author:R. M. Clarke
Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1996)
Book: Impala & SS (1958-1972) - Brooklands Muscle Portfolio

Impala & SS (1958-1972)

Language: English

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