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1971 Chevrolet

Malibu Chevelle


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Engine Size
454 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

1971 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle

1971 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle

In lieu of the fact of being in production for just 13 years – less time than the Cadillac CTS nameplate – the Chevrolet Chevelle has been heralded as one of the best, most accomplished vehicles ever to don the bowtie. It shared a platform with the El Camino and Monte Carlo: Though it was available in convertible, two-door, four-door, and station wagon-wagon body styles, the multivariate Chevelle also share it's A-body platform with the El Camino, and the 1970-'72 Monte Carlo (though it was coded as a G-body in the latter). Despite wearing one of the most famous nameplates of all time, Chevrolet has yet to revive the name. Though we've heard rumblings and rumors over the years, Chevrolet has vehemently denied claims that a new Chevelle is in the works.

For consignment, the year to have the Chevelle was 1971. From its sporty grille to the rear bumper with the round taillights inserted within and miles of Nevada Silver paint with black wide racing stripes, you can turn heads and the tires with this ass kicker.

Steeped in Nevada Silver which is now covering all rust-free panels of this muscle car. The finish is pristine, and all chromed trimmings are excellent. Badging is correct, and from top (silver no stripes) to bottom (which is a painted rocker), front, (which is the original bowtie egg crate grille with SS badge in the center), to back, (housing the taillights in the bumper), this car is definitely tightly buttoned up. Dual wide black racing stripes are on the hood and trunk. Put on a set of 15-inch Jegs Sports Star wheels and wrap them in Hoosier rubber on all 4 corners … It's show time!

A typical but really nice SS door panel with some vertical tuck and roll greets us as we slip into the nicely preserved split back bench in front. These cozy up to the center hump with a Hurst shifter. Up front, below the padded dash top, is a simple dash with several add ons which include a Kenwood AM/FM/CD Player. Mounted in the trunk is a Sony Xplod 600w amp and another 1000w amp in the trunk. The original steering wheel fronts this dash. This car had factory A/C but the components have been removed. To drivers left is a cluster of aftermarket gauges which include a large tachometer., and smaller oil pressure, water temp and volts gauges protruding from the dash and mounted in front of the original gauges which remain behind these newer ones. Black carpeting covers the floors, and above is a nice tight black vinyl headliner.

A stunner if you will upon opening the hood, it is showroom shiny, and sports a big 454ci Chevrolet V8. It has a beautifully painted orange/red block, and plenty of chrome add ons like the ribbed valve coverings and the air cleaner holder. On top is a 4-barrel carburetor, and on back is an Autogear M23 4-speed manual transmission. The rear axle is a 12-bolt 3.31 posi setup. Headers aid the exhale, and a high voltage ignition has been installed, along with an aluminum radiator. Our consignor has just installed a new clutch and pressure plate.

Much like the topside with slight surface rust but remaining structurally sound. Seen are front power disc brakes and rear power drums, independent coil springs for the fronts and a 4 link with coil springs for the rear, and some added red painted traction bars. A nice clean black painted FlowMaster exhaust system runs rearward to chrome tips.

This car lit right up, and ran beautifully on the test track. Plenty of acceleration from the 454 cubes, and good handling. Remember that the A/C has been disconnected. Braking was solid and all other functions were working!

A great presentation, fine runner and all very nicely finished off, particularly in the engine bay, but really all over. Great color combo, nice powerful mill, and all good on the SS Malibu trim Chevelle front.

36-Malibu V8
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
177238-Sequential Unit Number

ST 71 13637-1971 Malibu 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY R48466-Arlington Body #
TR 705-Black Coated Fabric Bench
PNT 13-Nevada Silver
04D-4th Week April Build

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.