1961 Chevy Impala SS 409
409 ci V-8 ( engine code- T0327 QD )
Super T-10 4 Speed Transmission
Power Disc Brakes Front
Drum Brakes Rear
Auto Gauge Tach
American Racing 5 Spoke Wheels ( Original Factory Steel Wheels Included)
We are very happy to present this beautiful 61 Chevy Impala SS 409 Bubble Top. Without a build sheet or any original documentation, it's impossible to prove this to be a factory original 409. However, the car has been restored and modified to be very, very close to the real thing.
In 2010, this car was purchased by a client of ours at another dealership. Once he received the car, he took it to a very reputable shop in our area and had the car completely redone to the tune of just over $30,000. We have the 10 page invoice and photos to show the work done. Nothing was overlooked on this car. Everything was done to 61 Impala specifications.
One example of the quality work done, was to remove the old power steering components, and gear box, and install a complete new power steering gear box, drag link, PSCV, ram, brackets, hoses, etc, all done per the 1961 Impala assembly manual. The shop also disassembled the Super T-10 transmission and completely rebuilt it with all correct parts. All wiring harnesses were replaced, the shifter was repositioned to the correct location. The invoice is extremely detailed and we would be happy to send copies to a serious buyer.
The paint and interior were done before the owner purchased the car. The paint still looks great.
Chevrolet built approximately 491,000 Impalas in 1961. A mere 453 were Super Sports and only 142 of those were equipped with the 409. This car was an instant collectible the year it was built. That is what makes even the recreations worth so much today. If you are able to find one of the 142 of these original Impala SS 409s, you will probably pay in the 6 figures for it.
There are really no words to describe the 61 bubble top. These cars were just beautiful. This car has been in the last 2 owner's collections and really needs to be driven and enjoyed. It will be a show winner for sure. Come take a look at it. There is a slight discoloration on the back of the driver's seat. It's hard to see, but one little flaw in the car is the package tray is slightly warped, but it's not really bad. The overhead courtesy lights work with the passenger door, but not the driver's. The under sides of the doors are perfect, no sign of any rust at all. We have the factory steel wheels and hub caps included with the car as well as other original parts, and fender skirts. One nice feature added to this Impala is the bow tie emblem below the grill is the hood release lever.
This 409 block is from a 63 Chevy truck. These blocks are getting harder to find. Quite a few of the truck blocks are being used to recreate the original 409/425hp engines. For an older restoration, the undercarriage still looks good. No signs of rust that we can see.
Below is a shot of the car when it had it's original factory steel wheels and hub caps which are included with the car. There was over $30,000. spent to make this car as close as he could to a real 409 factory car. Not to mention correcting all of the items found to be wrong with the car. There are 10 pages to this invoice. If you are really interested in the car we would be glad to email you all of them.