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Old 03-21-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Performance wise from the factory, yeah, but I prefer the looks of the 2 headlight '71s vs the 4 headlight '70s. And since real performance is just a few bolt-ons away, how little power they had vs the previous years is a non-issue.
Yeh, new intake manifold, carb, headers, oversize dual exhaust and low flow mufflers. With no smog requirements for classics you can remove
those early devices now.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Texas.
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1971 Chevelle-1970-chevelle-ss-396.jpgI had a 70 SS Chevelle 396 / 350 HP. Actually a 402 c.i. engine. It was maroon color with white stripes and a 4 spd. Should've come equipped with posi rear end but it didn't.Had the cowl induction hood also. Kept it all orig until I sold it. Never had a problem with it.This isn't my car, mine had black interior but exterior is right on.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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You lucked out on that Olds since a Cutlass was basically a luxury version of a Chevelle.

One can argue about what years had true muscle cars, but plenty of people have taken the six bangers economy versions of those cars and done engine swaps, so really what's the difference.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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the 1970 was the apex year for the Chevelle. 71 was on its way down
agreed the 1970 chevelle SS with the LS6 454 was the best year in looks IMO with the best motor IMO after that it was the de-tuned LS5 454


MY all time fav GM car of those years was the 1970 GTO Judge in either ram air IV 400 or the 455HO
the 400IV is the most sought after and rare of them all the 455HO was awsome since it made over 500ft-pds of torque
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Really, the last year of the factory muscle car was 1969. From 70-72 the smog equipment dropped the horsepower way down. Then in 1973 and after they were all show and no go.

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actually 70 was the banner year and highest horsepower..
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Not Nowhere
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I'd love to have a 1970 LS6, but for now I'll have to make do with my 2002 LS6.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: United States
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I dig all those styles, I just really like the tail lights on the 71 better than the rest. The Cutlass was bad ass too. I like all Chevelle's and Cutlass' until 1973 when they drastically became boaty looking pimp rides. I just REALLY dig the 71 for some reason.
Mine would be black with silver racing stripes and matte black Cragers with a chrome lip, tinted windows and insane dual exhast. E-V-I-L!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I dig all those styles, I just really like the tail lights on the 71 better than the rest. The Cutlass was bad ass too. I like all Chevelle's and Cutlass' until 1973 when they drastically became boaty looking pimp rides. I just REALLY dig the 71 for some reason.
Mine would be black with silver racing stripes and matte black Cragers with a chrome lip, tinted windows and insane dual exhast. E-V-I-L!
got to have cherry bomb glass packs for the real authentic 60's muscle car sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM6dSnhNHns
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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I dig all those styles, I just really like the tail lights on the 71 better than the rest. The Cutlass was bad ass too. I like all Chevelle's and Cutlass' until 1973 when they drastically became boaty looking pimp rides. I just REALLY dig the 71 for some reason.
Mine would be black with silver racing stripes and matte black Cragers with a chrome lip, tinted windows and insane dual exhast. E-V-I-L!
I don't mind some of them especially with either Laguna nose or a Hurst Olds, and they can be improved looks wise greatly if the bumpers are changed.


http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8162/601285000ru0.jpg (broken link)


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Old 03-22-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: United States
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I dont know, any time I see those post 73 Chevelles I think of a car load of dudes driniking and driving in the 70's. lol
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