For Sale: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in Phoenix, Arizona

Vehicle Description

Known as “The Hornet" there is nothing mellow about this professionally completed frame off fully restored rust free and heavily documented excellent example of one of the all time favorite classic muscle cars manufactured at the Leeds Plant in Kansas City, Missouri at the pinnacle of the muscle car era during the fourth week of August 1970.  The professionally completed frame off restoration took over 7 years to complete with 474.50 documented man hours plus 100’s more hours of labor from subcontractors and shops in the United States and Canada.  New old stock parts were used whenever possible which were sourced from over 65 vendors.  Countless man hours were invested in acquisition of parts and locating shops and mechanics to restore multiple components on the car.  Over $55,000.00 was spent restoring this SS not including acquisition cost of the vehicle. 

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This is a professionally restored absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of a matching-numbers highly factory optioned 1971 Chevrolet “Sunflower Yellow” Chevelle SS 454 powered by a matching numbers LS5 454 producing over 450 horsepower with 465 lb-ft torque with engine restoration highlights including:

Professionally restored matching numbers LS5 454 producing over 450 horsepower with 465 lb-ft torque

Original and Professionally Restored Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor 7041200 FA 0261

Custom headers with lake pipes (dumps)

New Chevrolet OE 454 Harmonic Balancer

New Double Roller Timing Chain

New 4.0 454 Crankshaft

New BBC Engine Hardware (Dowels, Cam Bolts, Crank Keys, etc.)

New & Custom LS5 Cam Shaft & Lifters

New Cam Bearing Set

New KB Dome Pistons & Rods (8)

New Plasma Moly Ring Set

            Top Ring Thickness: 1/16

            Second Ring Thickness: 1/16

            Oil Ring Thickness: 3/16

New Oil Pump Drive Shaft

Permatex The Right Stuff Gasket Maker

New ACDelco GM Original Equipment Engine Oil Filter

Backing up the matching numbers 454 LS5 power plant is a professionally rebuilt matching-numbers Turbo Hydra-Matic 3 speed Automatic Transmission with restoration highlights including:

Professionally Rebuilt Matching Number Transmission

New Transgo Performance Shift Kit: 400

New GM Pump Gear & Bushing

New TH400 / 4L80E Intermediate Sprag and Drum with an Extra Large 36 Element Sprag

Rebuilt OE LS5 Torque Converter

New GM Transmission Deep Pan kit

New MWS Kit Turbo Hydromatic 400 Full Ring Kit (Raybestos Frictions)

Power is delivered to a professionally restored matching-numbers Positraction Rear 3.31:1 Axle stuck to the pavement with period correct Goodyear Polyglass GT G60-15 on the rear and Goodyear Polyglass GT F60-15 on the front riding on front and rear spiral shocks all tied together with a powder coated frame with a forged aluminum coil spring rear 1” lift kit.  Other features include all new glass and weather stripping, new locks, fully restored seats with new springs, foam and vinyl, all new electrical wiring/harness, re-cored GM flow master radiator with restored original tank, all new suspension parts, new gas tank, restored power steering pum, restored power front disc brakes with rear drums, restored cruise control unit and many more options identified below. 

Asking $89,895.  All reasonable offers will be considered.

Key Features and Options include:


Fully Restored Rust Free Matching Numbers Car

Original Window Sticker

Original Build Sheet

Original Protect-O-Plate

Large binder of documents and receipts

Matching numbers Turbo-Jet 454 cid 4 barrel producing over 450 horsepower with 465 lb-ft torque V8 engine (RPO LS5 - Engine Pad & Protect-O-Plate TO819CPD 11K107713)

Matching numbers Turbo Hydra-Matic 3 speed automatic transmission (RPO M40 - Transmission ID Tag & Protect-O-Plate 71 S 216)

Matching numbers Positraction Rear Axle (RPO G80 - Rear Axle Identification Code and Protect-O-Plate RVC 229)

Matching numbers 3.31:1 Ratio Axle (RPO GY2)

Original and Professionally Restored Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor 7041200 FA 0261

Custom Headers with Lake Pipes (Dumps)

SS Special Performance Suspension (RPO F41)

Power Steering (RPO N40)

Vacuum Power Brakes (RPO J50)

Front Disc Brakes(RPO JL2)

52-52 Sunflower Yellow (RPO 912)

Hood & Deck Stripes (RPO D88)

Black Vinyl Interior (RPO 706)

Soft-Ray Tinted Glass (RPO A01)

Strato-Bucket Front Seats (RPO A51)

Floor Mats 2 Front & 2 Rear (RPO B37)

SS Door Panel Mouldings (RPO B22)

Door Edge Guards (RPO B93)

Center Console with Horseshoe (Basket Handle) Shifter ((RPO D55)

Comfortilt Steering Wheel (RPO N33)

Heavy Duty Battery (RPO T60)

Stereo Tape (8 Track) System with AM Radio (RPO UM1)

Windshield Antenna (RPO U76)

Special “SS” Gauges and Instrumentation (RPO U14)

Auxiliary Lighting (RPO ZJ9)

Trunk, Courtesy, Underhood and Ashtry Lite (RPO U25) 

Cowl Induction Hood (RPO ZL2)

Instrument Panel Vents (RPO C56)

Wide Inside Day-Night Rear View Mirror (RPO D35)

SS 454 Equipment (RPO Z15) - Special Domed Hood, Sport Mirrors, Black Accented Grille, Power Disc/Drum Brakes, Sport Wheels, F60 x 15 Tires, Special Chassis Features

Dual Speed Hide-A-Way Electric Windshield Wipers and Washer

Full size spare tire and jack

Energy-absorbing steering column and steering wheel

Anti-theft steering lock column

Automatic ignition key alarm

Seat Belts with push button buckles

Front Shoulder Belts

Two front seat head restraints

Four way hazard warning flasher

Passenger-guard door locks with forward mounted front door lock buttons

Side-guard door beams

Engine Emission and evaporation control systems

Dual Master cylinder brake system with warning light

Cruise Control

Back up lights

Astro Ventilation


Glove Compartment Light and Trunk Release

Front Seat Back Latches


Luggage Compartment Mat


Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
  • Listing ID: CC-1335710
  • Price: $89,895 (OBO)
  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle SS
  • Exterior Color:Sunflower Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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