Big, bad, and beautifully brutal, this sparkling Silver Metallic 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 is the iconic muscle car you've always dreamed of owning. Tons of power thanks delivered by a professionally built, thumping 502 big block V8, a classic hi-performance look, comfortable A/C interior, and finish quality that'll make you the star at the local cruise night. This is American muscle done right. First off, we absolutely love the Cortez Silver and Black SS stripe color combination on this dialed-in Chevelle. Professionally built to a solid driver-quality finish, the sleek metallic paint always looks right on the A-body and you can see from our photos how it highlights the dramatic body lines that are obscured with some of the more ordinary colors we see on these cars. Look at the gentle crease that defines the fender lines, the subtle flare of the rear quarters, and the peak that runs from the roof down to the rear bumper, all of which are often overlooked on lesser cars. Those details stand out because someone spent the time to keep them visible, and that's not cheap. They also laid down some proper black SS decals, and then buried them under the clear for a super slick look and an impossible shine. And thanks to that strategic decision, you can also forget about wax build-up on the edges, which makes lesser cars look unfinished. Sure, there a few imperfections that can be found upon closer examination, but then again, this car was never built to be a show pony. Instead, you get a dialed-in driver that turns heads everywhere it goes, and it can still be shown off with great pride. Shiny chrome bumpers fore and aft, polished stainless details throughout, and proper SS badges in all the right spots ensure this car won't get overlooked. And just in case anyone doubts the performance within, there's a cowl-induction hood with locking pins and proper '454' emblems on the fenders. Much of the black bucket seat interior was replaced or restored during the restoration and the work was expertly completed to a nice standard, resulting in a sporty cabin that's all-day comfortable. Buckets in an SS are the only way to fly, and you'll find it's easy to get comfortable behind the thick-rimmed SS steering wheel. Plush black carpets are the correct pile and thickness and insulate the cabin from the outside world, while the matching SS door panels and taut black headliner pull everything together nicely. The dash is full of proper SS gauges, including a tachometer to the left of the speedometer, and a couple aftermarket auxiliary units were added underneath to help keep a more accurate eye on the monster in the engine bay. Although it's built for combat, there's still plenty of luxury, including A/C that blows cold, a center console with a horseshoe-style staple shifter inside, original seatbelts, and power steering and power front disc brakes - mandatory when there's this much horsepower on board. A newer Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo lives in the original dash slot and powers custom speakers in the kick panels and package tray, while out back the spacious trunk is properly finished with correct spatter paint and mat covering the full-size spare. Beautiful cosmetics aside, this car is really about the powerplant, and it's a doozie. 502 cubic inches of Chevy big block power topped by an Edelbrock RPM intake, a big Holley 4-barrel carb, and ceramic coated long-tube headers that make it cackle. The thundering big block was built up by the pros at Central Florida Machine and Speed, and if you're familiar with those boys you know this: they hate anything that goes slow. It's very clearly hardware-focused under the hood, with that big cowl-induction open-element air cleaner and custom polished aluminum valve covers to set it off, and a full MSD ignition improves reliability and cold starts. It fires easily and rumbles like it's making a threat at idle, and you can be sure that there's big torque everywhere on the tach. A giant radiator keeps it cool without much effort, and thanks to the built TH400 43-speed automatic transmission and stall convertor, it's still a relatively civilized cruiser at speed. The undercarriage isn't detailed for show but the hardware is clean and about what you'd expect on a Chevelle of this caliber, including the throaty 3-inch custom dual exhaust with electric cut-outs, and a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end hanging on boxed control arms. There are also sway bars fore and aft, upgraded shocks and coilovers, and power steering and Wilwood front disc brakes on this rig, so this Chevelle has great road manners. Flashy Cragar slotted wheels with center spinners keep the muscle car look while adding staggered 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear Cooper Cobra White-letter performance radials. Brutally fast, exceptionally pretty, and totally ready to rumble, this '71 Chevelle is the car you've admired but never thought you would own. With only 6,276 miles on the build, this brutal beauty is ready to dominate for years to come. Don't wait, call today!