1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
The Chevrolet Chevelle SS represented Chevrolet's entry into the hot midsize muscle car battle. The Chevelle SS454 was the high performance version of Chevrolet's Chevelle, and had its own line of engines and performance equipment. The Chevelle remains one of the most popular cars from this era and with good reason. Its strong performance at a reasonable price made it popular on the street and at the track. 1971 saw the collapse of muscle car performance. In response to GM's edict that all engines ran on unleaded fuel and to meet ever restrictive emission standards, Chevrolet detuned all its engines and introduced two new entry level engines. The standard engine was now a 350 V8 two barrel that put out a meager 245bhp through a single exhaust! Also available was a 350 V8 four barrel that put out 270bhp. All Chevelles got the new single headlight design and could be optioned with hood stripes and the cowl induction hood.