American Muscle Car: Chevrolet Chevelle SS / Chevrolet Impala 409
Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Chevrolet's SS designation originally adorned the high-performance Impalas, but the most popular Super Sport was by far the Chevelle. All it took was the 396 "rat motor" to turn this little grocery-getter into a pavement pounder!
Chevrolet Impala 409
She's Real Fine
The story of the Legendary 409. When Chevy squeezed one horsepower per cubic inch out of this engine in 1962, it sent everyone in Detroit back into the engine lab, and practically everyone else in America to the Chevy dealer!