Chevrolet Impala SS 1 oz Colorized Silver (in TEP)

Chevrolet Impala SS 1 oz Colorized Silver (in TEP)

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You can now have your own 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 on a colorized Silver round. This Impala Silver round is protected in black and white TEP.

Round Highlights
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver with red, silver and black.
  • Individual rounds were secured in stylized black and white tamper-evident packaging. The TEP-RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4") protects the coin's finish.
  • These products are exclusively available at APMEX.
  • Obverse: On a red background, the Impala SS logo is centered in front of a silver ring and a jumping ram.
  • Reverse: Features a red 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 car on a black background.

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The 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 1 oz colorized Silver round makes an excellent gift for Chevrolet fans, as well as collectors and investors.

Chevrolet’s 1961 Impala SS 409
Known as the first muscle car, the 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 resulted from Chevrolet deciding to fine-tune the brand’s performance image to boost sales. The “Super Sport” package on a full- sized Impala helped do just that. With an all-new 409 engine option, the "SS" package was released late in the model year. The 409 engine was a bored-out Chevrolet 348 CID V8, but it became known as the "truck engine built for drag racing and stock car racing."

In 1961, the Impala's appearance changed significantly. The fins that had defined styling in the 1950s were removed. Gone were the large rooflines that were signatures of previous generations. The Chevrolet Impala was now more elegant and discreet in appearance. However, this doesn't imply that the new vehicle was lacking in clever style cues or didn't act like a muscle car. In fact, it was no secret that this engine was built for performance and speed.

The Impala SS received several distinct features not found on other Impalas. The SS had narrow- band 14×8 whitewall tires, which were only available on it. Heavy-duty shocks and springs were installed beneath to make the SS handle and corner like a real muscle car. The chrome shift housing for the 4-speed shifter and tachometer, as well as other niceties such as a chrome dash bezel and stainless-steel pedals, were all excellent touches.

In 1962, the Beach Boys' song "She's Real Fine, My 409" was released, and a legend was born. Written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Gary Usher, “She’s Real Fine, My 409” was inspired by Usher’s love for hot rod cars like the Impala SS 409. In the song, the Beach Boys sing "my four speed, dual-quad, positraction four-oh-nine,” describing the 409’s engine.

The History of Chevrolet
The history of Chevrolet dates back to when the company was simply an experimental shop in Detroit, which quickly grew over the decades until World War II. The bulk of their production centers and assembly plants were then converted to military or postwar manufacturing, with more lines on the way, shortly after the war started.

The creator of Buick Motors Corporation, William C. Durant, hired the famous race car driver Louis Chevrolet in 1909 to design a car everyday people would want to buy. The Chevrolet Motor Company of Michigan was then established in 1911 and began producing automobiles the following year, two years of after its original development. In 1912, the name "Chevrolet Motor Company" was officially changed to the shortened "Chevrolet." The company experienced numerous expansions as the Chevrolet's popularity grew, resulting in the car becoming a part of General Motors in 1918.

After its release, Chevrolet was a leader in terms of sales from 1931 until 1941. From 1927 until 1931, Chevrolet sold more than a million vehicles per year. Through the 1950s and 1960s, Chevrolet possessed a significant impact on the American automobile industry at large.


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