What Was the New Price of a 1961 Chevy Impala?  

When the 1961 Chevy Impala initially appeared on showroom floors,  

it promised performance and luxury found in American cars at a cost that would appeal to a wide range of buyers.  

When adjusted for inflation, the base price of $2,5361 for a two-door sedan highlights the value that Chevrolet provided at that time.  

At $3,9862, the high-performance SS409 variant—which went on to become an icon among muscle cars—was offered.  

The potent 409 cubic inch V8 engine, a four-speed manual gearbox,  

and the Super Sport package with its extra features and badging were all included in this price.  

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