Vehicle Location: Rogers, MN 55374
Auction Type: Reserve
Engine: 350 Cu. In. V8
Exterior: Cranberry Red
This 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible is a rare and powerful muscle car that embodies the end of an era. With John Z. Delorean, a legendary figure in the muscle car world, leading Chevrolet during this time, the Chevelle became a standout in the mid-size division. Despite the challenges posed by rising gas prices and government regulations, Chevy managed to sell millions of muscle cars throughout the 1970s.
The ’71 Chevelle underwent some modest styling changes. The front end featured a single headlight design with a square bezel and an imposing twin-level grille. The parking lights were moved from the bumper to the front fenders, adorned with wraparound lenses. At the rear, the dual taillights were more recessed into the bumpers, giving the car a sleek look.
Under the hood of this Chevelle Malibu Convertible is a powerful 350 cubic inch V8 engine, fed by a single 4-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold. It’s paired with a TH350 automatic transmission that offers smooth shifting. The exhaust system features headers and a dual setup, producing a throaty sound.
This convertible comes equipped with desirable options that enhance the driving experience. A positraction rear differential ensures excellent traction, while power steering makes maneuvering easier, especially in tight spaces. Power front disc brakes provide ample stopping power, a crucial feature considering the horsepower under the hood. The white vinyl power convertible top is in great condition and adds a touch of elegance to the car.
Outside, this Malibu flaunts a stunning Cranberry Red paint job, complemented by white SS-style hood and decklid stripes. The interior is equally impressive, with reupholstered ivory vinyl front bucket seats and rear bench seat. The door panels, black carpeting, black padded woodgrain dash, center console with horseshoe-style shifter, and steering wheel are all in fantastic shape, retaining their original configuration. The instrument cluster features a 120 MPH speedometer, 7,000 RPM tachometer, amp gauge, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, and clock. The woodgrain trimmed dash houses controls for the heater, headlights, windshield washer, power convertible top, a cigar lighter, and an upgraded retro-style AM/FM/Cassette entertainment system.
Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a first-time classic car buyer, this 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible would be a remarkable addition to your collection. Its rarity, powerful engine, and stunning aesthetics make it a true gem of the muscle car era.
*350 Cu. In. V8
*Single 4 Barrel Carburetor
*TH350 Automatic Transmission
*Power Front Disc Brakes
*Correct Cranberry Red Exterior
*White Vinyl Power Convertible Top
*Ivory Bucket Seats w/ Center Console
*Positraction Rear Differential
*Odometer Reads: 46,771 Miles
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