Car: Chevrolet Impala 409 Super Sport Convertible
What makes it special: For 1962, Chevrolet's Super Sport package could be combined with any Chevrolet engine, whether it was an inline six-cylinder, small-block V8 or the 409. The Super Sport kit included spinner wheel covers, SS badges, a glove box grab bar and a bright floor plate for 4-speed models. Various functional options were mandated along with the SS package like a padded dash, 7,000-rpm tachometer and beefed-up suspension. By way of comparison, only the 348 V8 or its beefed-up 409 cu in big-brother were available beneath the Super Sport Impala's hood for 1961.