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My First Car: '58 Chevy Impala hardtop coupe, Robert C. Meder, 73, Wesley Chapel

'58 Chevy Impala hardtop coupe

I bought this car new in November 1957, six months after getting out of the Army. This was the first year for the Impala model, and the car had the new 348-cubic-inch engine with a three-speed standard transmission. The car was fast and beautiful, and I loved it. I have many fond memories of that car.

My First Car: '58 Chevy Impala hardtop coupe, Robert C. Meder, 73, Wesley Chapel 03/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 19, 2010 4:30am]
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