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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Red, White and Turquoise

Red, White and Turquoise

October 1957. "Taillight of 1958 Chevrolet." One of the lower-end Chevys, which had duplex taillights, as opposed to the triple-light tail-plus-backup arrangement on the deluxe models. Photo by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "GM's 50 Years of Men, Money and Motors." View full size.

 

Classic!

One of my teenage buddies had a 58 Belair sedan back in the 60's. The 57 was the one to have in that era, but I have to say that 58 was one nice ride!

The Chevy Blues

For the 1958 model year, the Chevrolet customer could choose from these blue-and-white combinations:
* Arctic White / Cashmere Blue
* Arctic White / Tropic Turquoise
* Arctic White / Aegean Turquoise
* Silver Blue / Snowcrest White

More Please...

These factory photos of the 58's are great. It is hard to find factory photos of the 1958 Chevys. I own a 58 Bel Air and love to see these..... more please!

 
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