1971 Chevrolet Impala Overview


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4.65 stars

Based on 5 reviews

Solid And Reliable by masquerade
 — Easiest car I ever owned to do my own maintenance. Plenty of space in the engine to get to the parts I needed. Never had any major mechanical problems. Engine relatively uncomplicated. Body is solid... Read More
My 71 by Osub31
 — Car is fun to drive I'm in this car daily it doesn't matter if it's 100* outside or - degrees I'm always in my car! I enjoy seeing ppl using their vintage cars as their daily drivers! 1971 is my favo... Read More
1971 Chevrolet Impala Costum by Osub31
 — I am a huge fan of this body style. The 71 model has a muscle car look while being a family car. It's a rare car and rarely seen on the streets! My 1971 Impala is my daily driver and family car I love... Read More

1971 Chevrolet Impala Overview

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1971 Chevrolet Impala

The 1971 Chevrolet Impala was the first of the second generation of Impalas, a generation which would be best known for...being known for little.  What had started out as a powerful car soon became best known as being a fleet car.
The 1971 Impala grew its wheelbase to 121.5 inches after being at 119 for over a decade.  The standard engine, however, shrunk a bit; it was still a 250-cid inline 6, but had been reduced to 145 horsepower. The standard V8 continued to be a 350 cid small-block with horsepower down 5 to 245. All engines across-the-board had lower compression ratios per GM corporate mandate to enable the use of lower-octane unleaded gasoline with horsepower dropping accordingly. Optional engines included a 255-horsepower 400, 300-horsepower 402 and 365-horsepower 454. The 400 was basically a stroked 350 small-block while the 402 and 454 were big-block engines.
Impalas today are a whole new story: these cars are easily tuned and rebuilt, so have become popular restoration cars.  The best part is that they can be restored to better than original.


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1971 Chevy Impala A/c

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where can i get the original everything for a 1971 chevrolet impala?

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Tail Light Bezels Chevrolet 71

Can I put the chrome tail light trim of a Caprice on my 71 Impala 2 door. The Impala has no trim around the tail lights like the caprice does. Will it fit properly?

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