Big, bad, and brutal, this sparkling white 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is the muscle car you\'ve always dreamed of owning. Tons of power thanks to a built small block, a classic hi-performance look, and finish quality that\'ll make you the star at the local cruise night. This is a muscle car done right.
It\'s a good thing they ditched the original 61 Sandalwood paint and gave this Chevelle a coat of bright Antique White instead. Superbly finished, the sleek paint always looks right on the A-body and you can see from our photos how it highlights the dramatic body lines that are obscured with some of the more ordinary colors. Look at the gentle crease that defines the fender lines, the subtle flare of the rear quarters, and the peak that runs from the roof down to the rear bumper, all of which are often overlooked on lesser cars. Those details stand out because someone spent the time to keep them visible, and that\'s not cheap. They also laid down some black SS stripes on the hood and deck lid, which were painted on and buried under the clear for a super slick look and an impossible shine. You can also forget about wax build-up on the edges, which makes lesser cars look unfinished. Shiny chrome bumpers, polished stainless details, and proper SS badges throughout ensure this car won\'t get overlooked. And just in case anyone doubts the performance within, there\'s a cowl-induction hood and a blacked-out grille out front. A perfect trailer queen this Chevelle is not, but it\'s certainly a very nice classic that you\'ll never be afraid to drive.
Much of the black bucket seat interior was replaced during the restoration and very nicely done to make this car stand out in a crowd. Buckets in an SS are the only way to fly, and you\'ll find it\'s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel. Since it\'s a color change (the cowl tag says it originally carried Light Sandalwood cloth, which is very bland), everything that\'s black is new, from the door panels to the seat covers, headliner to carpets. The dash is full of proper SS-style gauges, including am AutoMeter RPM tach strapped to the tilt steering column, and someone also added AutoMeter water temperature and oil pressure gauges under the dash, vital for proper performance. This one is built for combat, but there\'s plenty of luxury, including R134a A/C, a console, power steering and power front disc brakes, which are pretty much mandatory when there\'s this much horsepower on board. An aftermarket Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo lives in the original dash slot and powers new speakers in the cabin, while the trunk is properly finished with a correct mat atop spatter-finish paint.
Beautiful cosmetics aside, this car is really about the powerplant, and it\'s a doozie. 406 cubic inches of Chevy small block (400 V8 bored .030 over), augmented with Dart heads, SRP aluminum dish-top pistons, a healthy Comp Cam, and topped by an aluminum intake, a big Demon 750CFM 4-barrel carb, and Hedman headers to make it cackle. It\'s very clearly hardware-focused under the hood, with that big chrome air cleaner and matching chrome valve covers to set it off, along with an MSD ignition, Taylor spark plug wires, and fresh hoses and belts throughout. It starts easily and rumbles like it\'s making a threat at idle, and you can be sure that there\'s torque everywhere on the tach. A fresh radiator keeps it cool without effort, and thanks to the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, it\'s a very civilized cruiser at speed. The undercarriage is clean, solid, and very presentable, including the V-Force mufflers and a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end filled with 3.73 Moroso posi-traction. Rally wheels keep the muscle car look while adding staggered 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear Mastercraft white-letter radials.
Brutally fast, exceptionally pretty, and totally ready to rumble, this Chevelle is the car you\'ve admired but never thought you would own. Don\'t wait, call today!
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