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Make: Chevrolet
Model: Monte Carlo
SubModel: SS 454
Type: Coupe
Trim: SS 454
Doors: 2
Year: 1971
Mileage: 7,852
VIN: 138571B125312
Color: Other
Engine: 454 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 454 Additional Info:

Serious performance and grand touring luxury were the hallmarks of the 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 454. And this restored example only amplifies those attitudes with everything from an upgraded V8, to modern clearcoat paint, to a comfy A/C interior. That makes it the full wish list classic that's turnkey ready today.This coupe is an upgrade from the original, so you want a paint that let's everyone know that. That's why we love this gorgeous shade of blue. It has deep tones to conveys the sophistication that comes from Chevy's personal luxury machine. But there's also an electric-like quality that comes from a more modern and professional paint application. It gives this car a radiant personality that is amplified by the pinstripes highlighting the subtle curves of the sheetmetal. Competing with the paint for shine is the mirror-like polish on areas like the wide chrome bumpers, full rocker trim, and exclusive Monte Carlo badging. But more than just premium, you can tell this coupe is also a muscle machine thanks to the dual SS stripes on the hood & trunk, Super Sport 454 badging, and the iconic Cragar SS wheels.This is Chevrolet's personal luxury car, so the interior came upscale and well-finished. The light Sandlewood color looks great against the bodywork, and the uniform appearance on the seats, carpeting, and door panels truly make this feel like a time machine. The cloth bucket seat option means the driver gets true individual luxury, and we all love the look of the desirable center console. Not only is the burled walnut simulated wood paneling seen there repeated across the entire dash, but also the iconic horseshoe shifter gives this luxury interior some sporty flair. The same goes for the upgrades like the classic Chevy sports steering wheel and the modern Dakota Digital gauges that have a cool blue glow to match the exterior tone. And because you're going to want to share the experience with family and friends, this classic accommodates with everything from modern speakers to ice-cold R134a air conditioning.The moment you open the hood, you instantly realize that this Monte Carlo earns all of its aggressive upgrades. Sure, a few lucky ones had the big 454 V8 in '71, but nothing was as ferocious as this. It's a great presentation where the red trim on the valve covers match the red block, and the braided hoses have a great shine to go with the air topper and pulleys. Beneath the surface, the 454 was bored out to 462ci total. More than just extra displacement, the V8 also has go-fast goodies such as a Holley 750 CFM double pumper four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, aluminum heads, Comp Cams Xtreme Energy Cam, Magnum roller rockers, and long tube headers. The dual exhaust has a ferocious growl that you can even make more intimidating thanks to electric cutouts. There's even a 2800 RPM stall to keep the 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission in the optimal powerband. And the 12-bolt rear end with Positraction is great for staying hooked to the pavement. But if you view this strictly as the ultimate big block machine, then you're missing the full picture. Remember that this 700R4 is an overdrive gearbox for good all-around driving. Plus, this has features like an aluminum radiator so your V8 can stay cool even with A/C on in traffic. Add in power steering and front disc brakes, and you've got an enhanced muscle car that's also a fine anytime cruiser.Complete with owner's manual, this is a show-stopping presentation wrapped around all the right upgrades. So when a cool blue Monte Carlo is this turnkey ready, a rare big block and there's less than 8k miles on the whole build you know you have to hurry if you want to show it off this weekend. Call now!!