1971 Chevrolet Chevelle "Heavy Chevy"
In 1971 the top of the line muscle car for the Chevrolet Chevelle
lineup was the Super Sport. There was a problem though. Insurance
rates for the SS were through the roof scaring off buyers. The
answer was a new model called the "Heavy Chevy" introduced at
mid-year. This model was a available with any Chevrolet engine
except the 454, reserved for the SS model.
The Heavy Chevy only came as the base Chevelle sport coupe with
bench seats, vinyl carpeting and no center console but with an
upgraded suspension. The model run lasted only 2-years, so these
cars are relatively rare.
This isn't your basic stock "Heavy Chevy." The engine in this car
is the 350 cu.in. V8 but is a 383 stroker and puts out a claimed
425 hp. It has stainless valves, 9:1 pistons with 2 Dart heads and
MSG ignition. It features power brakes with discs in the front and
rear drums. The wheels are American Racing "Torq Thrust" racing
"mags". The transmission is a floor mounted 4 speed.
The exterior is burnt orange with appropriate badging and cosmetic
details for a "Heavy Chevy"
The odometer shows 60,909 miles but true mileage is unknown.
This very rare car is offered
Please Note: This vehicle is excluded from purchase by New York
Estimate: $35,000 - 40,000