1971 Chevelle Restoration Information

1971 Chevelle

The 1971 Chevelle was very similar to the previous year in terms of body panels (in fact the only major differences in sheet metal are the front fenders). The biggest difference in appearance came from the single head lamps and the four round tail lights which were integrated into the bumper.

While the mighty big blocks were still available in the Super Sport models, emissions and high insurance rates caused horsepower numbers to dwindle. 1971 was the beginning of the end for muscle cars.

The 1971 Chevelle was available in several trim levels including the base Chevelle, Chevelle Malibu, Chevelle Concours Estate, Chevelle SS396, SS454 and the new Heavy Chevy. Each configuration could be ordered with a six cylinder (except SS) or V8 engine. Body style included 2 door sport coupes, 2 door sedans, 2 door convertibles, 4 door sedans, 2 door wagons, or 4 door wagons.

Interiors could be optioned with either bucket seats or bench seats and were available in many colors. The most popular were Black, Dark Blue, Jade Green, Sandalwood, and Dark Saddle. The buyer could have ordered a number of different exterior colors including Antique White, Nevada Silver, Tuxedo Black, Ascot Blue, Mulsanne Blue, Cottonwood Green, Lime Green, Antique Gold, Sunflower Yellow, Placer Gold, Sandalwood, Burnt Orange, Classic Copper, Cranberry Red, and Rosewood. Vinyl tops were available in White, Black, Dark Blue, Dark Brown, and Dark Green.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for. Base power was had by one of two available six cylinders. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V8. Big blocks were in abundance with the regular availability of both 396 and 454 engines.

Manual transmissions were either 3 speeds or 4 speeds and automatic transmissions were either the 2 speed Powerglide or 3 speed Turbo Hydra-matics.

About 387,000 1971 Chevelles were produced.


1971 Chevelle OEM Brochure


1971 Chevelle Model Options:

1971 Chevelle Nomad Wagon Information
  • Body Styles
    • 4-Door Wagon
  • Engine Options
    • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (Base)
    • 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (Base)
1971 Chevelle Information
  • Body Styles
    • 2-Door Sport Coupe
    • 4-Door Sedan
    • 4-Door Wagon
  • Engine Options
    • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (Base)
    • 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (Base)
    • 350 cubic inch 245 horsepower V8 (Base)
    • 350 cubic inch 270 horsepower V8 (Optional)
    • 402 (400) cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (Optional)
1971 Chevelle Malibu Information
  • Body Styles
    • 4-Door Sedan
    • 4-Door Sport Sedan
    • 2-Door Sport Coupe
    • 2-Door Convertible
    • 4-Door Concours Wagon
  • Engine Options
    • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (Base)
    • 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (Base)
    • 350 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (Optional)
    • 350 cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (Optional)
    • 402 (400) cubic inch 330 horsepower V8 (Optional)
1971 Chevelle Heavy Chevy Information
  • Body Styles
    • 2-Door Sport Coupe
  • Engine Options
    • 350 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (Base)
    • 350 cubic inch 245 horsepower V8 (Optional)
    • 350 cubic inch 270 horsepower V8 (Optional)
    • 400 cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (Optional)
1971 Chevelle SS (Super Sport) Information
  • Body Styles
    • 2-Door Sport Coupe
    • 2-Door Convertible
  • Engine Options
    • L65 – 350 cubic inch 245 horsepower V8 (Base)
    • L48 – 350 cubic inch 270 horsepower V8 (Optional)
    • LS3 – 402 (396) cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (Optional)
1971 Chevelle SS 454 Information (Super Sport)
  • Body Styles
    • 2-Door Sport Coupe
    • 2-Door Convertible
  • Engine Options
    • LS5 – 454 cubic inch 365 horsepower V8 (Optional)

1971 Chevelle Heavy Chevy Commercial

 

1971 Chevelle Engine Codes & Specifications

Engine Type

Cubic Inches

Horsepower (*gross)

Torque (*gross)

L6

250 cid (STD)

145 hp @ 4200 RPM

230 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

V8

307 cid (STD)

200 hp @ 4600 RPM

300 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

V8

350 cid (RPO L65)

245 hp @ 4800 RPM

350 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

V8

350 cid (RPO L48)

270 hp @ 4800 RPM

360 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

V8

402 cid (RPO LS3)

300 hp @ 4800 RPM

400 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

V8

454 cid (RPO LS5)

365 hp @ 4800 RPM

465 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

1971 Chevelle Engine ID Codes

6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size / Carburetor

HP / RPO

Transmission

Notes

CAA

250 cid 1x1bbl

145 hp L22

3-Speed Manual

-

CAB

250 cid 1x1bbl

145 hp L22

Powerglide & TH350

-

8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size / Carburetor

HP / RPO

Transmission

Notes

307

CCA

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp L14

3-Speed Manual

-

CCC

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp L14

Powerglide & TH350

-

350

CGA

350 cid 1x2bbl

245 hp L65

4-Speed Manual

-

CGB

350 cid 1x2bbl

245 hp L65

Powerglide

-

CGC

350 cid 1x2bbl

245 hp L65

TH350

-

CGK

350 cid 1x4bbl

270 hp L48

3/4-Speed Manual

-

CGL

350 cid 1x4bbl

270 hp L48

TH350

-

CJD

350 cid 1x4bbl

270 hp L48

TH350

-

CJG

350 cid 1x4bbl

270 hp L48

Manual

-

CJJ

350 cid 1x4bbl

270 hp L48

3/4-Speed Manual

-

402

CLA

402 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp LS3

Manual

-

CLB

402 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp LS3

TH400

-

CLL

402 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp LS3

4-Speed Manual

-

CLP

402 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp LS3

TH400

-

CLR

402 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp LS3

Manual

Police

CLS

402 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp LS3

Heavy Duty 3-Speed (MC1)

-

454

CPA

454 cid 1x4bbl

365 hp LS5

Manual M22

-

CPD

454 cid 1x4bbl

365 hp LS5

TH400

-

CPP

454 cid 1x4bbl

460 hp LS6

Manual M22

Not confirmed to exist

CPR

454 cid 1x4bbl

460 hp LS6

TH400

Not confirmed to exist

CPY

454 cid 1x4bbl

425 hp LS6

TH400

Not confirmed to exist

CPZ

454 cid 1x4bbl

425 hp LS6

Manual M22

Not confirmed to exist

1971 Chevelle Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

Notes

CF

3.31:1

Positraction 12-bolt (L48 & LS3)

CH

2.73:1

Positraction 12-bolt (L48 & LS3)

CW

3.31:1

12-bolt (L48 & LS3)

GA

2.56:1

10-bolt (L65)

GB

2.56:1

Positraction

GD

2.73:1

Positraction

GF

3.08:1

10-bolt

GG

3.36:1

10-bolt (Base L6 & L65)

GH

2.73:1

10-bolt (L14)

GI

3.36:1

Positraction

GN

3.08:1

10-bolt (L14)

KD

2.73:1

12-bolt (L48 & LS3)

RU

3.31:1

12-bolt (LS5)

RV

3.31:1

Positraction 12-bolt (LS5)

RW

4.10:1

Positraction 12-bolt

1971 Chevelle Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

Code

Description

Quantity

Cost

AK1

Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe, Coupe/Sedan w/ Bench Seat

91,887

$16.90

-

Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe, Coupe w/ Bucket Seat

-

$15.30

AQ2

Electric Seat Back Lock Release

195

$25.30

AS4

Rear Seat Shoulder Harness - Deluxe

245

$26.35

AU3

Electric Door Locks

6,430

$46.35 / $70.60

A01

Tinted Glass - All Windows

370,582

$43.20

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$44.15

-

(13857 - 08/71 - 09/70)

-

$46.35

A02

Tinted Glass - Windshield

6,827

$30.55

A31

Windows - Electric Control

10,774

-

-

(Station Wagon)

-

$121.15

A33

Tail Gate Window - Electric

18,479

$34.80

A39

Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear, Convertible w/ Bench

799

$14.75

-

Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear, Convertible w/ Buckets

-

$13.20

A41

Front Seat Electric Control 4-Way - Bench

1,744

-

A46

Front Seat Electric Control 4-Way - Bucket

1,186

-

A51

Strato-Bucket Seats

52,638

$136.95

A85

Deluxe Rear Shoulder Harness, Convertible

72

$26.35

A90

Rear Compartment Lid Release - Electric Control

3,060

n/a

B37

Floor Mats

127,473

$12.65

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$7.00

B85

Body Side Molding Upper

24,174

$19.00

B90

Door Window Frame Molding, 4 Door Sedan

9,547

$26.35

B93

Door Edge Guards, Coupe & Convertible

170,733

$6.35

-

Door Edge Guards, Sedan & Wagon

-

$9.50

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$6.50

C05

Folding Top

5,089

$0.00

C08

Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover, Coupe

240,635

$94.80

-

Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover, El Camino

-

$64.60

-

Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover, Monte Carlo

-

$126.40

C50

Rear Window Defroster, Coupe/Sedan

36,416

$31.60

-

Rear Window Defroster, Convertible

-

$36.90

C51

Rear Window Air Deflector

9,239

$21.10

C60

Air Conditioning - Deluxe

311,464

$407.60

-

(13857 - 09/70)

-

$416.45

-

(13637 - 09/70)

-

$402.35

-

(13480 - 09/70)

-

$411.05

D35

Outside Mirror - Remote Control

97,133

$12.65

D33

Outside Mirror - Remote Control

-

-

D34

Vanity Visor Mirror

26,334

$3.20

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$3.25

D55

Front Compartment Console (requires A51)

46,614

$59.00

D88

Sport Stripes

13,382

$79.00

F40

Special Front and Rear Suspension (n/a w/ SS)

17,711

$17.95

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$18.30

F41

Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension (Incl. w/ SS)

16,431

$30.55

G67

Rear Shock Absorber Level Control

2,297

n/a

G80

Rear Axle - Positraction

33,994

$46.35

-

(13637 - 09/70)

-

$44.25

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$47.35

JL2

Power Front Disc Brakes (Incl. w/ SS)

83,868

$69.55

J50

Vacuum Power Brake Equipment, Drum (n/a w/ SS)

124,996

$47.40

K30

Cruise Master Speed Control

n/a

$63.20

K85

Alternator, 63 Amp - w/o AC

3,620

$26.35

-

(04/71)

-

$26.90

-

Alternator, 63 Amp - w/ AC

-

$5.30

LS3

Engine - V8, 402 cid, 4-bbl Carburetor, 300 hp

17,656

$172.75

-

(05/71 - 13857)

-

$146.40

LS5

Engine - V8, 454 cid, Hi Performance, 365 hp

9,502

$279.10

-

-

-

$285.15

L48

Engine - V8, 350 cid, 270 hp

78,771

$73.75

-

(13857 - 8/71 - 9/70)

-

$47.40

L65

Engine - V8, 350 cid, 2-bbl Carburetor, 245 hp

119,379

$26.35

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$26.90

MC1

Heavy Duty 3-Speed Transmission, LS3 Only

548

$132.00

M11

3-Speed Floor Shift Transmission, L48 Only

2,511

$132.00

M20

4-Speed Transmission, Wide Ratio, LS3/L48/L65 Only

9,786

$195.40

-

(13480 - 09/70)

-

$199.80

M22

4-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty, Close Ratio, LS5 Only

3,035

$237.60

M35

Powerglide Transmission, 6-Cylinder Engine

66,625

$179.55

-

Powerglide Transmission, 8-Cylinder Engine

-

$190.10

M38

Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350

402,488

$216.50

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$221.40

M40

Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400

21,333

$237.60

NK2

Deluxe Steering Wheel

1,898

$15.80

NK4

Sport Steering Wheel

8,962

$15.80

N33

Steering Wheel - Tilt Type

41,853

$45.30

N40

Power Steering

477,812

$115.90

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$118.40

-

(13857 - 08/70 & 13637 - 09/70)

-

$110.60

PA3

Special Wheel Trim Cover

24,009

$15.80

PH1

15x7 Wheels

n/a

$10.55

PK2

G78-14B G/B White Stripe

16,807

$32.30

PL3

E78-14B B/B White Stripe

153,912

$28.15

PM6

G78-14D G/B White Stripe

11,587

n/a

PM7

F60-15B G/B White Letter

19,542

n/a

PU8

G78-15B G/B White Stripe

101,248

$30.20

-

(13857 - 03/71)

-

$32.30

PX5

F78-14B B/B Blackwall (w/o 300 hp engine)

n/a

$17.95

-

F78-14B B/B Blackwall (w/ 300 hp engine)

-

$23.20

PX6

F78-14B G/B White Stripe (w/o 300 hp engine)

113,593

$48.10

-

F78-14B G/B White Stripe (w/ 300 hp engine)

-

$53.35

-

(13680 - 07/71 w/ L65)

-

$48.80

-

(13637 - w/ 307 cid)

-

$46.00

P01

Wheel Trim Cover

208,162

$26.35

P02

Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover

8,392

$84.30

P90

G70-15B G/B White Stripe

22,904

$49.35

T58

Rear Wheel Opening Skirt

17,602

n/a

T60

Heavy Duty Battery

36,319

$15.80

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$16.15

UM1

AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player

22,164

$200.15

UM2

AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player

3,923

$372.85

U14

Instrument Panel Gauges, Requires V8 Coupe/Convertible

16,994

$84.30

U35

Electric Clock

42,174

$16.90

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$17.25

U63

Radio - Push Button

423,833

$66.40

-

(13680 - 07/71)

-

$67.80

U69

Radio - AM/FM Push Button

39,079

$139.05

U76

Windshield Antenna

510,724

n/a

U79

AM/FM Stereo Equipment

7,894

$239.10

U80

Auxiliary Rear Speaker

90,512

$15.80

V01

Heavy Duty Radiator, 6-Cylinder Engine, Included w/ AC

5,353

$14.75

-

Heavy Duty Radiator, V8 Models, Included w/ AC

-

$21.10

V30

Front & Rear Bumper Guards

37,640

$31.60

-

Bumper Guards, Front Only

-

$16.15

V55

Roof Luggage Carrier

17,121

$57.95

YD1

Axle For Trailering, Requires Base V8, L48, L65, LS3 & TH400

1,663

$12.65

YF3

Heavy Chevy Package

6,727

$142.20

ZJ7

Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring

109,037

$45.30

-

(13857 - 03/71)

-

$41.10

-

(13680 - 07/71) (13857 - 08/71)

-

$46.30

ZJ9

Auxiliary Lighting Group, Malibu Convertible

36,996

$15.80

-

Auxiliary Lighting Group, Malibu Sport Coupe or Sedan, Monte Carlo

-

$21.10

-

Auxiliary Lighting Group, Chevelle Coupe or Sedan

-

$23.70

-

Auxiliary Lighting Group, Chevelle Pickup / El Camino

-

$18.85

ZL2

Special Ducted Hood, Requires SS Option and LS5

4,079

$158.00

ZP5

Appearance Group, Coupe/Convertible

n/a

$53.80

-

Appearance Group, 4-Door Sedan/Sport Sedan

n/a

$56.95

ZQ2

Operating Convenience Group

n/a

-

ZQ9

Rear Axle - Performance Ratio, Standard V8 & TH400

302

$12.75

-

Rear Axle - Performance Ratio, LS5 Only

-

$33.75

Z15

SS Equipment Group

19,293

$357.05

-

(13680 - 04/71)

-

$364.80

Z20

Monte Carlo SS

1,919

$484.50

Z35

300 Deluxe Trim Option - Canada Only on 13437 Series Chevelle

n/a

n/a

703

Interior Trim Vinyl - Black

16,775

n/a

705

Interior Trim Vinyl - Black

69,826

n/a

714

Interior Trim Vinyl - Sandalwood

39,475

$19.00

721

Interior Trim Vinyl - Antique Dark Saddle

35,036

$19.00

726

Interior Trim Vinyl - Dark Blue

1,945

n/a

731

Interior Trim Vinyl - Antique Dark Jade

43,613

$19.00

956

Color Combination - Two Tone

5,991

$31.60

960

Color Combination - Two Tone

4,150

$31.60

968

Color Combination - Two Tone

3,140

$31.60

969

Color Combination - Two Tone

4,511

$31.60

971

Color Combination - Two Tone

2,090

$31.60

977

Color Combination - Two Tone

3,685

$31.60

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