Chevy SS: The Super Sport Story

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Motorbooks, Jun 19, 2012 - Transportation - 348 pages
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On the 1957 auto show circuit, Chevrolet unveiled a show car based on its Corvette and dubbed it the Super Sport. The performance car world took one look and never looked back. A combination of styling and performance upgrades, the SS package could turn something as mundane as a six-cylinder Malibu into the fire-breathing Chevelle SS396. This book traces the long line of legendary SS models, from Chevy s Super Sport version of its popular Impala, which marked the dawn of the muscle car era, to today s Impala SS. Featuring the work of acclaimed photo ace David Newhardt, Chevy SS: The Super Sport Story provides a close-up, detailed, full-color look at such classic muscle cars as the Chevelle, the El Camino, the Malibu, and the Monte Carlo as well as today's hot Camaro SS. The book is a fittingly elegant celebration of the cars that redefined high performance and defined an era.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
CHAPTER 1 GENESIS OF SUPER SPORT
14
CHAPTER 2 IMPALA SS
40
CHAPTER 3 CHEVYS SMALLEST SS MODELSNOVA AND COBALT
118
CHAPTER 4 CHEVELLE AND MALIBU SS
160
CHAPTER 5 CAMARO SS
222
CHAPTER 6 SS EL CAMINOS AND SS PICKUP TRUCKS
276
CHAPTER 7 MONTE CARLO SS
319
INDEX
346
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David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street. He lives in Walworth, Wisconsin.

Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed “gearhead,” Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped ’32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.

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