Fan submission from Jose J Garcia. 1958 Chevy Impala. This is what Jose has to say about his car. The year 1958 was the first year of the Impala. It started out as a model package for the Bel Air but was more impressive. It came in two different body styles, a convertible and a sport coupe. It had Impala script, insignia and crossed flag emblems on the front of the hood, ribbed body sill panels, large chrome air scoops ahead of rear wheels on the fenders, a competition style deep two spoke steering wheel with Impala medallions, and Impala script on the dash.