The 1958 Chevy truck featured some design changes and offered some new innovations in technology. The most noticeable design changes came on the front of the truck. The 58 Chevy truck was the first of their trucks to feature dual headlights. The grill was also changed substantially. The 57 had an open face grill that was fairly large. The 58 featured a closed design and the size was somewhat reduced. Perhaps the biggest innovation on these trucks was the optional air conditioner. Air conditioners had already been introduced to some cars but this was the first time they were available to Chevy trucks. Chevy also started producing their own four wheel drive system although, they were still using the NAPCO four wheel drive system as well.
This 1958 Chevy truck for sale on Craigslist has been nicely restored, but not to original specs. Notice the dual head headlights and more subtle grill that I mentioned before. The face of these trucks really had a cleaner look than the 57. The body hasn’t changed a whole lot with the exception of a slight variation in the hood. This guy really did a nice job on the paint and chrome. The truck is very shiny and almost looks new. The price tag is almost like new as well. This 1957 Chevy pickup will cost you a heavy $21,000. That’s pretty high, even for one nicely restored as this. It’s debatable whether the interior adds more less value since he didn’t use original 1957 Chevy truck parts.
As you can see the interior on this 58 Chevy pickup looks more like the interior of a 2010. Brand new leather seats I’m sure are much more comfortable than the original seats but they don’t exactly bring a classic look with them. Whether this interior enhances or hurts the resell value is going to be in the eye of the beholder. The purest will turn up his nose at these seats while someone else might think the modern look mixed with a classic truck is quite appealing. Naturally, if the seats are the only problem one has with this truck, they could always be replaced.
Here is a really nice lifted 1958 Chevy truck that I just couldn’t resist including in this post. The body of this truck looks flawless which is a shame because I would be too scared of scratching it up to take advantage of the lift kit. This would just be a show off truck for me. I would drive it around town and anytime I caught someone staring I would throw the double handed finger point at them.