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All-new styling, a new big block V-8, and a new automatic transmission would have ordinarily been plenty of upgrades for any new model year, but the 1958 Chevrolet lineup had even more to offer. The 1958 Chevrolet passenger cars were virtually as different from the 1957 as the 1955 was from the 1954. In addition to the new styling and mechanical systems was the Impala. Though marketed as a part of the Bel Air series, it displaced the Bel Air as the top-of-the-line car. The name was chosen to convey the image of grace and speed and when equipped with