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Old 04-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #118

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Originally Posted by SSOOCH View Post
Super Sooch. It's what's on my plates.

Seriously though. Zora Duntov come up with that moniker. One time after a race a reporter told him "that's some sports car you got there" he replied "it's a Super Sports car"...and SS was born!!


Zora was driving the 1957 Corvette S/S Race car --

....and you're correct on the quote -- other than his retort was -- "No -- it's a SUPER Sport Car!...."

...........that stuck in the minds of a few people at Chevrolet -- and the first "Super Sport" production car was offered on the 1961 Impala. Tidbit: you could even order the SS package on a 4-door hardtop!
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