For 1971 the Chevelle
received changes to the front end. A new twin-level grill was divided
by a bright horizontal bar. The front parking lights were removed from
the bumper to the fender tips.
The RPO Z15
SS package sold for $357 and included power brakes with disc brakes up
front, a black accented grill, a special suspension, a domed hood with
functional hood pins, SS identification for the hood, rear deck and
fenders, a driverís side remote-control sports mirror, gray-finished
15X7 five-spoke sports wheels, F60X14 white letter tires, a black
accented steering column and a steering wheel with the SS nameplate.
If you wanted a 1971
SS 454 Chevelle you got an LS5 motor. There have been rumors that a few
LS6 motors were built in í71, but these were all proven to be false.
The car came with a choice of a four-speed manual transmission or a
three-speed Turbo Hydro-Matic transmission.
particular 1971 Chevelle SS LS5 four speed car has a triple black colour
combination and has a Muncie M-22 behind a date coded but not original
LS5 block. This car has the Cowl Induction package option.
The car has been
restored and in Daryl Carterís private collection in Penticton, BC,
Canada since February í07.