Features of the 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS409

The 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS409 was a phenomenon as much as a vehicle.

A powerful 409 cubic inch V8 engine under the hood could accelerate the Impala from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just a few seconds.

Super Sport, represented by the SS badge, was a trim level that came with power brakes,

an upgraded suspension, and a dashboard-mounted tachometer.

It was a car made for people who were hungry for performance and speed, and it more than satisfied their needs.

A new era of automotive prowess was heralded by the distinctive cross-flag emblems and the authoritative roar of the dual exhausts.

The SS409 was and is a representation of the pinnacle of American car performance.