1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    101
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis # 1363711514228

- Genuine SS454 version
- Meticulous mechanical preparation
- Superb restoration costing more than €53,000
- Coming from an important collection from the French Riviera
- No reserve

Until 1970, General Motors had forbidden the assembly of over 400ci engines for their "mid-size" bodied cars. With the lifting of this ban, appeared the Chevelle SS, the most powerful of all time, with a V8 454ci engine developing 360bhp on the version LS5, the example we are offering (450bhp was for the LS6 version). As per its factory sheet, this car is indeed an authentic SS454 version, equipped with the TH400 automatic box. Among its many equipment, it is fitted with the (low) power steering, disc brakes, air intakes on the hood (Coil Induction), sports steering wheel and radio. Imported from Florida in 2005, it has since been restored over almost two years, for an amount of more than €53,000 (invoice folder available). The original design was perfectly adhered to, while the mechanicals had already been extensively prepared in the USA: Edelbrock 2161 intake manifold, Holley 750 CFM carburetor, L88 camshaft kit, reinforced distribution system, intake 4 in 1 manifold, high pressure water pump... In this configuration, our model would be capable of almost 450bhp, and to handle this significantly greater power, it has been equipped with four Koni Sports shock absorbers. Coming with its original manuals, this rare muscle car has been comprehensively restored and meticulously prepared. With only 2,000 km covered since its restauration it is a very desirable example.