The first Chevrolet Impala hit the scenes for the 1958 model year and featured quad headlight styling, a longer, lower, wider body than the 1957 Chevrolets and dreamy styling that was hugely reminiscent of the Cadillacs of the era. It was very new, entirely new, really, and came well equipped but could easily be optioned up with an ocean of accessories turning the car into a powerful luxury car in its own right at a fraction of the cost of a more expensive brand. During the 1960s, the Impala continued to shine as a spectacular selection for buyers who were looking for performance and a certain country club je ne sais quoi, but it was really developing a reputation as one of the top performers of the day for full-size cars. They were a frequent contender at dragstrips around the country and were often modified to squeeze even more performance from their V-8 engines. They were popular all around. This 1963 Impala convertible is a living testament to those days of modified performance and mod cool. The owner has receipts dating back the eight years they have owned the car, including such things as the paint and interior, engine swap to a 383 CI V-8, and much more.