1961 Impala Engine Options The Chevrolet Impala  

Performance and versatility were promised by the range of engines available in the 1961 Chevrolet Impala.

There was an engine to suit every need and desire, ranging from the powerful 348 cubic inch V8 to the fuel-efficient 235 cubic inch inline-six.

But it was the arrival of the 409 cubic inch V8 that permanently altered the automotive scene.

With its 360 horsepower output, this beastly vehicle left its rivals in disbelief.

The 1961 Impala's engine guaranteed its place in the annals of muscle car history; it was more than just an engine.

It was a declaration of power and capability.