The 1971 Olds 442 received only minor revisions from the previous year like lower compression due to GM's policy requiring all engines to run on lower-octane regular leaded, low-lead, or unleaded gasoline in preparation for the introduction of the catalytic converter on 1975 model cars.
To spot a 1971 look for a black grille with silver surrounding, silver headlight bezels, round parking lights in front bumper, and horizontal taillights.
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