The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Chevrolet Impala SS. We make the process of selling your Chevrolet Impala SS quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Chevrolet Impala SS was a full size car built by the American car company Chevy from 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 to present. The earlier cars are the ones that are valued by collectors and car enthusiasts, because they are one of the most iconic American muscle cars.
First generation Impalas were high end trim packages for the popular Bel Air. A few years later it became its own brand label and some sleek styling. They came with a GM B body in several types, such as the 2-door convertible, 2-door coupe, 2 and 4-door hardtop, and a 4-door sedan. Stock engine choices included a 235 cu in (3.9 L) Blue Flame I6 up to a 348 cu in (5.7 L) W-series Turbo Thrust V8.
Of particular note is the Impala SS, which was built between 1961-1969. “SS” stood for Super Sport. On many other Chevy cars, that designation just referenced a special trim package. However, with the Impala SS, that stood for a true performance version. The suspension was upgraded from stock versions. This was needed because the car got a lot more engine power. Choices included: 348-cubic-inch (5.7 L) V8 engines available with 305 horsepower (227 kW), 340 horsepower (250 kW), and 350 horsepower (260 kW) or the new 409-cubic-inch (6.7 L) V8, which was available with up to 425 horsepower (317 kW).
Of these cars, the 1961 version with a 409 engine is the most rare. Only 141 were built in that configuration, making it very valuable to muscle car enthusiasts and collectors. Later Impalas carried the SS moniker without the supersized engine. But for the first few years, Chevy insisted upon minimum standards of excellence to earn the SS logo.