1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
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 multivariate
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, the year to have, the Chevelle was 1971. From its
new grille and new front bumper along with new quarter panels to
the new rear bumper with the round tail lights inserted within and
miles of fresh dark blue paint with white wide racing stripes, you
can turn heads and the tires with this ass kicker.
Steeped in dark blue which is now covering a mix of original sheet
metal mixed with replacement rear quarter panels, there is no rust
in sight. New bumpers are on both the front and rear, (no
re-plating here folks!), along with a new grille and new bright and
shiny headlight bezels. The finish is pristine, and all chromed
trimmings are excellent. Badging is correct, and from top to
bottom, front to back, (housing the new taillights in the bumper),
this car is definitely tightly buttoned up. Put a set of 15-inch
deep dish rally wheels on all 4 corners with new rubber thrown on
for extra style and bling... It's show time!
A swing of the door reveals a new Malibu door panel to greet us as
we slip into the nicely preserved but wrinkled black vinyl buckets.
A black vinyl bench seat stretches across the rear and presents
similar to the front with notable wrinkling. These flank the center
hump with a B&M shifter. Up front, below the padded dash top,
is a simple dash with factory gauges, heater slides and various
chrome pulls. There is also a Craig AM/FM/Cassette player mounted
into the factory radio location. The thick rimmed Grant GT steering
wheels tops the factory tilt column and looks just fab. Black
carpet with carpeted black mats floods the floors and wrinkled and
sagging but tear free black headliner is above.
A stunner if you will upon opening the hood, it is showroom shiny,
and sports a 350ci orange/red V8. Topping this mill are chrome
Edelbrock valve covers and a chrome air cleaner with a 4bbl
carburetor lurking underneath. In back is a TH400 3-speed automatic
transmission and putting the power to the ground is a 12-bolt rear
Much like the topside very nicely done with only minor surface 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 dual exhaust
system with a Cherrybomb mufflers runs rearward to chrome exhaust
This car lit right up and ran beautifully on the test track. I let
my partner in crime and all around good guy take the wheel for this
drive since he was persistently pestering about having to
constantly ride in the trunk. Wonderful tire frying acceleration
was noted along with adequate handling and bias free braking thanks
to the power front disc brakes. All functions were operational at
the time of our cruise and a second lap was enjoyed just so we
could hear the roar of the V8 again.
A great presentation, fine runner and all very nicely finished off,
particularly in the engine bay, but really all over. A job well
done with fresh paint, new chrome, and some new interior parts, you
can't go wrong with this Chevelle right out of 1971.
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
225842-Sequential Unit Number
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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
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