For 1959, the Impala had its own nameplate; it was no longer an option package for the Bel Air. The new model was available as a four-door sedan, four-door coupe, two-door coupe, two-door hard-top, or a convertible. The sheet metal radically changed, and now shared some body panels with the low-end Buick and Oldsmobile. Chevrolet revised the “X”
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Chevrolet made a small-block, starting in 1955, that was very popular and quite serviceable for a few years, but the cars kept getting a little bigger and a bit heavier. The time was right, though, and in 1958 Chevrolet introduced the first big-block V8 for a passenger car, the “Single U” series with offset overhead
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