61 Chevy Impala

61 Chevy Impala Owned/submitted by:
David Graham

From:
West Melbourne, Florida, United States

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Specifications:
  • 348 cu in Super Turbo-Thrust Special.
  • 4 Speed manual transmission.
  • Three 2 Barrel Carburetors.
History:


Bought the car two years ago (in 2010). Since then the car has been painted, glass replaced, new seats, new tires and pretty much everything else is new.

Additional Facts:

The 1961 Chevy Impala was the first of the third generation which included the 61, the 62, the 63 and the 64.

The first generation only had one model, the 58 Chevy Impala and the second generation had two, the 59 and the 60. The Impala was lower, wider and longer than its Chevy predecessors. One of the main attractive features of the Chevy Impala was the sharp looking tail fins. Another feature that became the hallmark of the Impala was the six taillights introduced with the 1960 model replacing the somewhat controversial large teardrop taillights of the 1959 model.

Fourth generation started with the 1965 Chevrolet Impala which was totally redesigned. This model sold more than 1 million in the US making it a sales record that surpassed any previous records and has not been surpassed by this or any other make or model to this day.

Production was discontinued with the 1985 Impala, the last model year of the sixth generation. However, production resumed with the seventh generation starting with the 1994 model based on the concept car introduced at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show. This was a totally redesigned Impala that didn’t resemble its predecessor in any way.

The seventh generation ended with the 1996 model year. Due to slumping sales, General Motors decided to discontinue the entire B-body line in favor of the more profitable SUVs.

But this was not the end of the Impala. Production resumed in 1999 at the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The first model of the eighth generation was the 2000 Chevrolet Impala and the last was the 2005 model. The ninth generation is the current generation which started with the 2006 model and is expected to end with the 2013 model year. An update is expected for the 2014 model year which will begin the tenth generation.

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My Ride’s Pictures:
61 Chevy Impala Description of Picture on the Left:
Very nice picture of the 61 Chevy Impala. Practically everything in this car is new. The paint is obviously new, but so are the seats, all the glass and pretty much everything else according to the owner. The 61 Impala was the first model of the third generation of this iconic North American beauty. This car has been discontinued several times over the years and every time production was resumed, it was redesigned and didn’t look anything like the previous generation. Click on the pic to enlarge.
Description of Picture on the Right:
Look at this engine’s picture. It probably looks sharper and newer than when it came off the assembly line. This is the 348 cu in Super Turbo-Thrust Special with three 2 barrel carburetors which was one of the engine options offered for the 61 Chevrolet Impala. There were several engines offered for the 61, but one that was made famous by the Beach Boys’ song “409” was the 409 cu in (6.7 L) W-series Turbo Thrust. Click on the Picture to open a new page with a larger picture.
61 Chevy Impala
61 Chevy Impala Description of Picture on the Left:
Great front picture of the Chevy Impala. The 61 Chevy Impala was redesigned to look a bit more conservative than its predecessors. The 61 body styling looked more boxy and trim than the 1958, the 1959 and the 1960 models. The front was also toned down, but it kept the overall look of the previous models. 1961 was also the only year when the Super Sport (SS) 2-door pillared sedan was available. Low production makes it a rare collectible among car enthusiasts. Click on the picture to enlarge.
Description of Picture on the Right:
Beautiful picture of the rear of the 1961 Chevy Impala. One of the features that was toned down from previous models were the tail fins which no longer adorn the 61. However, even without the tail fins, the rear of this beauty still looks great. The 6 taillights that became the hallmark of the Impala that were introduced with the 1960 model replacing the somewhat controversial large teardrop taillights of the 1959 model, make the rear of this beauty look real great. Click on the Pic to enlarge.
61 Chevy Impala

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