SLICK MARINA BLUE CHEVELLE, 350, AUTO, X-PIPE DUALS, BUCKETS, FACTORY A/C R134A
Fans of the classics will find plenty to love in this 1971 Chevelle SS350. Gorgeous blue paint, a handsome interior, and factory A/C, not to mention a solid foundation for performance, all make this a great car for having fun on weekends.
GM's A-body aged quite well during the muscle car era, and even in 1971 it was still one of the top predators on the street. That means there's no need for subtlety, so you may as well paint it bright Marina Blue with white SS stripes like this one (a big improvement over the original Sandalwood). Fortunately, the work was done to a high standard and this was a straight car when the work started, so it was easy to get spectacular results. The gaps are decent, the stripes are laser straight, and the two-stage urethane paint is so bright that it can probably be seen from orbit. A cowl-induction hood adds an aggressive look and the SS gear in 1971 included a blacked-out grille and a few well-placed badges around the perimeter, just so folks knew what they were messing with. The work was done a few years ago and while it's not perfect, it is in the ideal condition for cruise nights and having fun with your car, which is entirely the point, right? Your buddies will love the twin tailpipes peeking out from under the bright chrome bumper and with the way this car looks, you won't get many challengers at red lights.
Black buckets flanking a center console make this Chevelle a lot more desirable than most of its bench-seat-wearing siblings in 1971. The seat covers, door panels, and carpets are all in good shape showing only very light wear that's totally in line with the age of the restoration. You know we love the horseshoe shifter here at Streetside Classics and you'll be surprised by how naturally it falls to hand once you start driving the car. The only possible demerit inside are the factory gauges, which have slightly cloudy lenses, but the important stuff is monitored by a set of new auxiliary gauges hanging under the dash, including a tachometer. The factory A/C uses modern R134a refrigerant, so it's easy to service and doesn't cost a fortune and the original AM/FM radio is in the center of the dash. Pop the trunk and you'll find properly painted floors, a correct mat, and a full-sized spare tire, just in case.
The rebuilt 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood cackles and snarls the way a true muscle car engine should. And while it was finished a few years ago, it's only been driven on weekends, so it's still fresh and runs superbly. An Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold handle the air and fuel, hiding in plain sight under a matching open-element air cleaner with matching finned valve covers. Inside, it's pretty much rebuilt to stock specs, which is entirely a good thing, although long-tube headers and an X-pipe bolster its torque production and give it one heck of a soundtrack with Flowmaster mufflers out back. The TH350 3-speed automatic shifts smoothly when you're just taking it easy, but snaps to attention when you crack the throttle, and with a 12-bolt out back, worrying about breakage is a thing of the past. Classic Rally wheels glitter against the bright blue paint and wear staggered 235/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear white-letter radials.
High-profile cruisers need to deliver on their looks, and this Chevelle nails it. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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