1961 Chevy Impala

1961 CHEVY IMPALA STYLING
1961 was a major generational-change year for the Chevy Impala. It was brought over onto GMs B-platform (shared with other full-size GM cars from Pontiac, Buick, and Oldsmobile), and was given a totally new look. Cars in general, and the Chevy Impala in particular, were getting straighter and boxier, with a trimmer look than before. The Sport Coupe introduced a new “Bubbleback” rear window treatment, much sought-after today by collectors. A uniquely 1961-only body style was the 2-door sedan with post (pillar or B-pillar). 6 tail lights made the ’61 unique.


1961 Chevy Impala 2-DOOR HARDTOP

1961 CHEVY IMPALA IS THE FIRST SUPER SPORT
Chevy introduced the world to the Super Sport, or “SS” model designation for the first time on the 1961 Chevy Impala. It was a rare option at the time. While the Horsepower Wars had been stewing for some time, the Muscle Car Era hadn’t quite started yet, so people weren’t yet clambering for anything and everything that looked fast. So few were ordered.


1961 Chevy Impala CONVERTIBLE


1961 Chevy Impala INTERIORS


1961 Chevy Impala ENGINES

283 V8 w/single 4-barrel


348 V8 W/single 4-barrel


1961 Chevrolet Impala SPECIFICATIONS



Production

Base Price

Wheelbase

Overall Length

Overall Width

Overall Height

Track, Front

Track, Rear

Weight

ENGINE SPECS:

Engine Type

Engine Family

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

ENGINE OPTIONS

Hi-Thrift 6

Econo Turbo Fire

Turbo Fire (TF)

Super Turbo Fire

Turbo Thrust (TT)

TT Special

Super Tubro Thrust

Super Turbo Thrust

Super TT Special

Turbo Thrust 409

Super TT 409

Super TT 409

Super TT 409

TT Special 409

Super TT Spec 409

SPORT COUPE

177,969

$2,704.00

119.0"

209.3"

78.4"

55.5"

60.3"

59.3"

3,480 lbs


OHV inline-6

Chevy Stovebolt

235.5 ci

3-9/16"X3-15/16"

HP/Torque,lb/ft

135/217, 1bbl

CONVERTIBLE

64,624

$2,954.00

119.0"

209.3"

78.4

55.5"

60.3"

59.3"

3,600 lbs


OHV V8

Small Block V8

283 ci

3.875" X 3.00"

HP/Torque,lb/ft


170/275, 2bbl

230/300, 4bbl

250/355, 4bbl

SS OPTION Pkg

453










OHV V8

Chevy 348/409

348 ci

4.125" X 3.25"

HP/Torque,lb/ft





250/355, 4bbl

280/355, 3X2bbl

305/355, 4bbl

340/362, 4bbl

350/364, 3X2bbl












OHV V8

Chevy 348/409

409 ci

4.3125" X 3.50"

HP/Torque,lb/ft










340/420, 4bbl

360/409, 4bbl

380/420, 4bbl

400/425, 4bbl

409/420, 2X4bbl

425/425, 2X4bbl


Check out these CHEVY IMPALA BOOKS

STORY OF THE CHEVY IMPALA



IMPALA & SS 1958-1972



1958 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1959 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1961 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1962 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1963 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1964 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1965 IMPALA FACTORY REPAIR MANUAL



1965 IMPALA FACTORY BODY REPAIR MANUAL



1966 IMPALA FACTORY ACCESSORIES INSTALLATION MANUAL



1966 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1967 IMPALA FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL



1968 IMPALA FACTORY BODY REPAIR MANUAL



1968 IMPALA FACTORY REPAIR MANUAL



1972 IMPALA FACTORY REPAIR MANUAL



CHILTONS REPAIR MANUAL: CHEVY IMPALA 2006-2011



HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL, CHEVY IMPALA 2006-2011



IMPALA FACTORY PART NUMBER & CASTING NUMBER GUIDE 1958-1970






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