1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Restored Factory A/C Car Documented w/Build Sheet
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Chevelle
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: SS
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 24,871
- VIN: 136371R152271
- Color: White
- Engine size: 454 CI LS5 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: TH400
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
Originally purchased in the St. Louis area, this 1971 LS5 Chevelle comes complete with it's original build sheet and LS5 registry documentation.
Factory Options per build sheet: A01 Tinted Glass B22 Pnl MLDG SS C08 Vinyl Top C60 Air Conditioning D35 O/S R/V MIRROR D88 Hood & Deck Stripe F41 Perf Susp GY2 3.31 Rear axle JL2 Disc Brake J50 Pwr Brake LS5 454 4BBL M40 3 speed Tran N40 Power Steering T60 HD Battery U14 Gauges and Tach U27 Glove Box Light U35 Electric Clock U63 AM Radio P/8 U76 W/S Antenna U80 Aux RR Speaker ZK8 Tire Press STI ZL2 SPC. Duct Hood Z15 SS group lwr white
The block was decked when the engine was rebuilt, so at this point, it's hard to tell if the Chevelle still has the original motor. The car does has the correct intake, heads, exhaust manifolds and carburetor. The original TH400 had seen better times and was replaced during the restoration with a different TH400. The correct RU code rear end was still with the car and has been rebuilt with all new gears, a new posi unit, and pinion bearing
On out the road, the Chevelle is a very nice driving car thanks a complete overhaul of the suspension and brake systems.. The front suspension has been completely rebuilt/replaced including the tie rods, spindles, ball joints, shock absorbers, end links, and swaybar bushings. The entire brake systems was overhauled including all lines, calipers, backing plates, wheel cylinders, drums, rotors, and rear pads.
In order to preserve what started out as a very nice survivor, the Chevelle received a sympathetic restoration of the body as to not disturb what did not need to be repaired. The Chevelle was stripped down to bare metal during the restoration to reveal a totally solid body without any rust damage. Prior to restoration, the car had a solid original undercarriage and excellent body lines, so the decision was made to thoroughly detail the undercarriage and not remove the body from the frame as not to disturb the body gaps. All of the trim and chrome was either replaced or reconditioned, and the undercarriage was repainted. Also new are all the light covers and bezels, and all of the rubber on the car.
The interior has been restored from top to bottom with all new soft parts. Prior to installation of the new carpeting, the car received Dynamat from front to rear. All of the handles and window cranks were replaced, as were the interior lights and package tray. Also new are the door panels and seat covers, and the center console sports a shiny new staple shifter. You will find new air/heat vents on the dash, and also date code correct seat belts and the proper steering wheel. The Chevelle was a factory air car, and during the restoration it received a modernized Vintage Air system that blows strong, ice cold air into the cabin. While not totally original, the performance much improved over the 1970's A/C gear.
If you're in the market for a nicely refinished '71 Chevelle that can be both driven and shown, look no further than this documented LS5!