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1961 Chevrolet Impala

General Overview

Ushering in the third generation Impala, the 1961 was more trim and boxy.

The rare SS option debuted also this year and was the last year the top station wagon model would bear the Nomad name.

It was distinguishable from other Chevys with it 6-taillight design, crossed racing flags insignia, and Impala scripts on the rear fenders.

A total of 491,000 Impalas were produced.

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Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
409 Turbo-Fire V8 7.3 sec 15.8 Sec Estimate


Available Engines:
Turbo-Thrust V8 348ci 1x4bbl 250hp n/a
Super Turbo-Fire V8 283ci 1x4bbl 230hp n/a
Economy Turbo-Fire V8 283ci 1x2bbl 170hp n/a
Hi-Thrift 6 235.5ci 1x1bbl 135hp n/a
Super Turbo-Thrust Special V8 348ci 3x2bbl 280hp n/a
Available Transmissions:
  • Turboglide
  • Powerglide
  • Overdrive
  • 4-Speed Synchromesh
  • 3-Speed Synchromesh

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Tuxedo Black
  • Seafoam Green
  • Arbor Green
  • Jewel Blue
  • Midnight Blue
  • Twilight Turquoise
  • Seamist Turquoise
  • Fawn Beige
  • Roman Red
  • Cobonna Cream
  • Ermine White
  • Almond Beige
  • Sateen Silver
  • Shadow Gray
  • Honduras Maroon

Factory Interior Colors

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Turquoise
  • Red
  • Grey
  • Fawn

Production Numbers

  • Convertible Coupe
    Total productions 79,903
  • 4-Door Sedan
    Total productions n/a
  • Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions n/a
  • Hardtop Sedan
    Total productions n/a
  • Station Wagon
    Total productions n/a
  • Nomad 9-Passenger
    Total productions n/a
  • 2-Door Sedan
    Total productions n/a
  • Total Production
    Total productions 491,000

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