It's OK to fall in love with this 1971 Chevelle SS454 ragtop, because we already have. Big power from a big block under the hood gives it the go to match its show, which is a stunning Copper and white paint job and tastefully finished interior. We sell a lot of Chevelles, but not many of them talk to us like this one does.
Chevy didn't build a Chevelle this nasty in 1971, and one look will tell you all you need to know about it. From the spectacular code 67 Classic Copper paint over laser-straight bodywork to the correctly-executed details like the blacked-out grille and SS emblems, it certainly looks like few other Chevelles you'll see at shows. A cowl-induction hood with locking pins reinforces the performance look, but if you're wearing '454' badges, it doesn't take much to be intimidating. It does carry a functional cowl-induction hood and the stripes are buried under the clear for a seamless look. I'm a fan of the 1971 single-headlight front-end, and the beautifully chromed bumpers make a powerful statement against the metallic paint. If you don't think this thing looks fast just sitting still, get your head examined.
The handsome Saddle interior has also been honed to a razor-sharp edge in terms of both style and function. Bucket seats and a console strongly suggest this is a real SS, as do the round gauges in the dash, which are in excellent condition. There's a Hurst T-handle shifter for the Muncie M22 "rock crusher" underneath, as well as an auxiliary oil pressure gauge, but those are the only major deviations from stock. Oh, and there's a newer AM/FM/iPod stereo neatly settled into the dash with a set of giant speakers on the rear bench, but they're easy to remove for shows and passengers. The seats, carpets, door panels, and dash pad are in very good condition with no cracks or tears in the material, with parts like the arm rests looking to be original equipment. The contrasting white convertible top fits well and offers a glass rear window and fitted Saddle boot, while the trunk offers a reproduction mat and a full-sized spare.
Don't worry, this Chevelle has the horsepower to cash the checks its bodywork is writing. It's a 454 cubic inch big block topped by an Edelbrock intake and Holley 4-barrel carb, both hidden under the cowl-induction air cleaner, as well as an MSD ignition system with bright red wires. There's also a bit of chrome for an OEM look, as well as Chevy Orange paint and even properly marked hoses and hose clamps. It's a little dirty, but a deep cleaning would make it really pop, and given how it runs, it might just not matter anyway. Long-tube headers feed a 2.5-inch dual exhaust system with Flowmasters, and you know nothing sounds better than a big block with a healthy exhaust system. There's a 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears and a Posi unit inside, and the clutch and flywheel are brand new, installed at the same time as the Muncie. Correct SS wheels with charcoal centers look great and are wrapped in 235/60/15 white-letter radials for the perfect muscle car look.
Yes, it's every bit as awesome as it looks in photos. Nicely built with an eye towards authenticity, you'll love driving this car as much as you love looking at it. Call today!