Chevrolet Bel-Air, Impala & Monte Carlo 1955-64 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Chevrolet Impala 1959 1959 Impala - those were the days when stylists could go nuts Chevrolet Impala 1959

Always popular and now getting pricey - premium Chevys have done well over time.

 

Chevrolet Bel-Air/Impala/Monte Carlo 1955-64 market review

Sixty-year-old Chevrolets might seem unlikely muscle car candidates but don't say that when someone with a fuellie V8 in their 57 Hardtop is listening.

Average money for a 1955-57 Bel-Air has reached $60,000 and the best cars exceed $100,000.

Getting 1960s models to really rumble involved specifying a big-block 348 or even 409 V8 and survivors can now be worth twice the price of a basic version.

Bat wing 1959-60 Impalas had a price surge some years back but the growth didn't last and they are in danger of being overtaken by the bubble top 1961 Impala.

The 1963-64 two-doors are slightly cheaper but any with a 409 big block can exceed $60,000.

Model Year Value Recorded sales
Bel-Air 2-Dr H/Top 1955-57 $60,025 [32]
Impala 2-Dr H/Top 1958-60 $35,875 [4]
Impala 2-Dr H/Top 1961-64 $39,055 [13]

Values from 2015-16. Concours cars will fetch a premium.

 

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