Thanks to the Beach Boys, everyone is familiar with Chevy's 409, the powerful engine introduced in 1961 to dominate both street and strip. A recast, bored-and-stroked variation of the 1958-61 348-cu in V8, the first 409 relied on a Carter four-barrel carburetor, a solid-lifter can, and 11.25:1 compression to make 360 horsepower. The single-carb 409 returned for 1962 (uprated to 380 horses) and was joined by a 409-hp rendition with two four-barrels. 409s were built up through 1965 and made their way into all models, including a few four-doors.
Bel Air sedans represented popular matches early on because, with fewer frills, they were lighter than their more costly Impala cousins, and less weight equals more speed. This 409-hp '62 Bel Air, recognized as a "day two" restoration, features "cheater" slicks, exhaust cutouts, Cherry Bomb mufflers, and a Sun tach, all period-correct additions that often were made the day or so after a rarin'-to-race owner took possession of his 409 a half century ago.
"Nothing can catch her, nothing can tough my 409..."
WHOLE BINDER WITH RECORDS OF ALL WORK DONE
409 DATE CODE CORRECT
4 SPEED TRANSMISSION
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