1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Coupe
In lieu of the fact of being in production for just 13 years - less
time than the Cadillac CTS nameplate - the Chevrolet Chevelle has
been heralded as one of the best, most accomplished vehicles ever
to don the bowtie. It shared a platform with the El Camino and
Monte Carlo: though it was available in convertible, two-door,
four-door, and station wagon-wagon body styles, the multi-variant
Chevelle also share it's A-body platform with the El Camino, and
the 1970-'72 Monte Carlo (though it was coded as a G-body in the
latter). Despite wearing one of the most famous nameplates of all
time, Chevrolet has yet to revive the name. Though we've heard
rumblings and rumors over the years, Chevrolet has vehemently
denied claims that a new Chevelle is in the works.
For consignment a 30 year project between two friends the has
resulted in a beautiful final build, all American steel, no rust, a
performer under the hood, totally stock looking interior with a few
add ons, and ready to race or show, or go get groceries and turn
Steeped in red which is now covering virtually all replaced with
OEM steel parts there is no rust in sight. New OEM bumpers (no
re-plating here folks!). The finish is pristine, and all chromed
trimmings are excellent. Badging is correct, and from top (which is
black vinyl) to bottom (which is a stainless rocker), front (which
is the original bowtie egg crate grille) to back (housing the
taillights in the bumper) this car is definitely tightly buttoned
up. Put a set of 15-inch Outlaw wheels on all 4 corners thrown on
for extra style and bling... It's show time!
A typical but really nice Malibu door panel greets us as we slip
into the nicely preserved buckets. These flank the center hump with
a fire extinguisher and B&M shifter. Up front, below the padded
dash top, is a simple dash with several add ons which include an
AM/FM/Cassette player with additional equalizer, NOS controller,
dual aftermarket gauges hanging below, and large tachometer
attached to the steering column. The original steering wheel fronts
this dash. In back is a nice bench, black carpet with embroidered
bowtie mats floods the floors, and a tight black headliner is
above. The car is equipped with A/C, which is inoperable, power
steering and brakes (front disc).
A stunner if you will upon opening the hood, it is showroom shiny,
and sports a 355ci Chevrolet V8 in 4 bolt, 010 block, a steel GM
crank, windage tray, a double roller timing chain, a Cam Dynamics
mechanical roller cam, GM "pink rods" TRW 11:1 pistons, plus GM
double hump heads w 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves...Whew!
Topping this mill off is a Holley Mechanical Double Pumper 750cfm
complete and a nitrous purge valve. In back is a TH350 transmission
with a 10-inch stall converter, and a 4:11 posi 10 bolt axle.
Inside are Richmond gears, all within the GM carrier.
Much like the topside very nicely done with no rust and
structurally solid as a rock. Seen are front power disc brakes and
rear power drums, independent coil springs for the front and 4 link
with coil springs for the rear. A nice clean exhaust system with a
Turbo muffler runs rearward to chrome exhaust tips.
This car lit right up and ran beautifully on the test track. Noted
is a spare hood for a supercharged engine, and an A/C compressor
offered with this car but currently not on it.
A great presentation, fine runner and all very nicely finished off,
particularly in the engine bay, but really all over. A nice job by
2 friends handing this car off, even though it took 30 years, it
was worth it!
37-2 Door Sport Coupe
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
118243-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.