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Engine Size350 Lt1
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Exterior ColorDark Blue Metallic
You’d think people would get tired of Chevelle SS coupes, but the fact is, these are flat-out AWESOME cars in almost every way. There’s a reason they sell so quickly, and this beautiful 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with a sweet running small block is an excellent example of why.
The great thing about Chevelles is that they evolved, so each year looked a little different from the year before, but the intrinsic goodness of the car never varied. Personally, I prefer the single-headlight ’71 over the quad headlight ’70 models, and this car has all the right pieces to make it a crowd-pleaser at the next cruise night. It wears a correct coat of code 26 Dark Blue Metallic paint, which was a rather rare color in 1971, and it combines with bodywork good enough to wear the dark paint without any excuses. It also wears proper SS stripes, black this time instead of the usual white, and they've been buried under the clear for a seamless look. The blacked-out SS grille looks fantastic and bright pieces like the bumper and fender trim add some contrast. Hood pins, a cowl induction hood, SS badges, tinted windows, and two big exhaust pipes out back do their part to ensure that nobody mistakes this for your average grocery-getter.
The interior was done right, too, complete with proper seat covers on the bench seats, options like factory A/C, and a no-nonsense look that suggests this sucker was built for combat. Like the exterior, the trim is nicely done and looks correct, from the tight-fitting seat covers to the door panels that still look new. It shows very little wear, mostly because this GM vinyl wears like granite, but also because someone has been careful with it. A modern AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit lives in the original slot in the dash, and it was obviously made for this application because no cutting was required. The gauges, including a factory tach, are a bit faded but still look great and and the steering wheel is a correct 2-spoke unit that probably dates to 1972 and is due for an upgrade. The trunk tells the story of the car's overall condition with ultra-clean floors and a full-sized spare tire with a correct cover, plus a factory jack assembly.
Technically, this could be called an SS350, and it is indeed a small block under the hood, with a date code correct engine that could possibly be the car's original. The suffix code CJK decodes to a 1971 350 cubic inch V8 LT-1 with 330HP. This potent V8 moves the big A-body with ease and features some smart upgrades like a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Contender intake manifold to really let the small block breathe. A few chrome pieces, including the air cleaner and valve covers, help it stand out in the all-black engine bay, while the rest appears fairly stock, including the cast iron exhaust manifolds that control noise and heat. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission powers a 12-bolt rear, which also features a set of new shocks to upgrade the handling. The chassis is clean, the exhaust system sounds right, and classic Rally wheels wearing 225/70/15 BFG radials are a classic look that never fails.
So while you’d think that everyone who wants a Chevelle SS already has one, that’s just not the case. With all the right options and bulletproof mechanicals, this is a Chevelle that can truly be enjoyed every day. Call today!