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Classic, Sleek And Kick Ass! by Levi
 — Kick ass, sleek, classic lookin, gas milage sucks but its worth it cuz you see fords in the rearview mirror. Braking not great at the moment, to heavy of a car for drum bakes, convertin over to baer d... Read More
A Classic Car Thats Just Fun All Around! by Frank
 — The '71 Chevelle was a car that stood in the shadows of the 1970 model for many many years, but latley it has been getting more attention and respect as one of Chevrolets true classics. It may not ha... Read More
Great Car. by Colton
 — Excellent car. Show Quality. Viper Blue Metallic w/ Bright Silver Metallic stripes. The engine is a Chevrolet Big Block 396 with about 325 hp. Transmission is a 700R4 overdrive. American Racing Torq... Read More

1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Overview

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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

In 1970, GM lifted a restriction on engines over 400 ci, but in 1971, it required all cars to run on unleaded gasoline and to meet strict emission standards.  So what's a muscle car supposed to do?

Chevy responded by shrinking the base engine in the 1971 Chevelle, taking it down to a 350-ci V8 rated at 245 horsepower.  The top-of-the-line was the LS5 454-ci V8 engine rated at 365 horsepower, down almost 100 horses from the previous year.  

Luckily, buyers could special order LS6 engines which generated 325 net horsepower, and 425 gross horsepower.  Phew!

Just short of a quarter of the 80,000 Chevelles sold that year were bought with the 454 engines (19,292 were sold).

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1971 Chevy Chevelle

The windshield wipers on my daughters 71 chevelle suddenly wont turn off. Anyone have any ideas on how I can troubleshoot it:)?

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Anthony Hurst
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1971 Chevy Chevelle

The windshield wipers on my daughters 71 chevelle suddenly wont turn off. Snyone have any ideas on how I can troubleshoot it:)?

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What Is A Restored 1971 Chevelle Malibu Convertible Worth Without The Engin...

I just blew the motor in my 1971 Chevelle convertible. I am considering selling the body without a motor as I know everyone has their own vision. I have had a few inquiries already, but have no idea...

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Is The 71 Chevelle A Good Choice?

After some helpful advice I gained in another question, I started to look into the Chevelle line. I'm not particularly familiar with these cars, but I've seen the 73 model in Drive, and I do like the ...

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How Many 1971 Chevelle Ss 454's Where Produced ?

I am looking for any information on how many "True" 1971 Chevelle SS - 454 where actually produced (or an approximation). I have read on MCG and Chevellestuff, that an exact number isn't available, ...

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