America has witnessed significant events that have elevated certain cars to pop-culture iconic status. Often it’s a movie or TV show such as Fast & Furious, Smokey and the Bandit, Starsky and Hutch, Bullit, Vanishing Point, or The Love Bug. In recent years, the car culture itself has produced such events with major auctions. At one such auction, a Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 Convertible sold for more than 1.1 Million dollars. An SS454 convertible was already a very desirable muscle car, but after this type of news hits, the awareness and collectibility of the car gets a shot of adrenaline. This 1971 Chevelle SS Convertible has that great body shape and of course the big block 454. It also rocks the SS stripes. But it stands on its own merit just by virtue of its long list of very impressive quality features. It’s been updated and upgraded to go toe to toe with any car, SS454 or otherwise. The engine features aluminum GM Performance heads, and inhales through a cowl induction hood, to a big 750 Holley and Edelbrock intake. The motor’s healthy appetite is fed with an electric fuel pump, and Hooker Headers rapidly scavenge the gases from the cylinders to make room for more fuel. A powerful big block makes heat, so a big aluminum radiator and twin electric fans do the job up front. The result is instant response and a beefy get-out-of-my-way sound. The four-speed automatic transmission is ably controlled by a B&M racing style shifter. It’s a ratchet unit with reverse lockout, but it also looks killer in the center console. The interior is simply top-notch. The two-tone beige leather upholstery would look right at home in a high-end exotic, but the main thing is that it’s supremely comfortable. It’s the kind of thing that just feels right instantly when you get in. It pampers you with air conditioning, tilt wheel, power windows, power locks, and a sound system with components from JL Audio, Focal, and Pioneer and almost as much power as the 454. Dakota Digital analog gauges look fantastic and are very accurate. But the driving pleasure is more than luxury. Sure, there’s plenty of power, but the chassis is reinforced to keep things under control. It sports a Hotchkis rear suspension and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes - and traction control! All this and it’s a convertible too! The top is a beautifully crafted cloth piece with a glass rear window. And there’s a matching parade boot as well. Well, another standard phrase in the car culture is “too much to list.” We’ve tried, but you really have to see this awesome automobile for yourself to take it all in. Or give us a call to find out more!
About This Dealership:
MaxMotive was founded in 2018 by the Maxwell family with the goal to make sure that every vehicle enthusiast has the opportunity to own their dream car. As a family owned and operated company we strive to take exceptional care of our customers both near and far. MaxMotive has over 175 vehicles in stock at our Pittsburgh, PA facilities and our showroom is growing daily. Vehicles are well maintained by our service staff and are available for display with a scheduled appointment.