This 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle is a car you can drive. Not just anyone, I mean you, the guy waiting for a great car that doesn''t cost too much. This one is affordable, it''s got a great powertrain, fresh paint, and bucket seats inside, adding up to a car that''s a great balance of features and price. If you''re not interested in paying extra for a pedigree, then this Chevelle is for you. The dark blue paint is recent and while it''s not the car''s original color (which is Cottonwood Green), it absolutely looks great on the A-body shape. It''s plenty flashy, but the cool color is easy on the eyes and with a bit of metallic in the finish, it glows in the sunlight. No, it''s not a $20,000 paint job, but it was competently done with straight bodywork underneath and decent gaps all around. White SS stripes, a cowl-induction hood, and SS badges give it street presence, and honestly, buying a Chevelle without stripes is like buying an ice cream cone without the ice cream. What''s the point? The chrome bumpers are in good shape and have an appropriate look, and with the dark blue paint, the stainless trim, particularly the wheel arch moldings, looks fantastic. The cowl tag says it had buckets when it came out of the factory, but today it''s got black buckets, another nice perk for this affordable Chevelle. The seat covers are correct reproductions and look recently installed, along with the door panels and headliner. The carpets might have been done a few years earlier, but thanks to a set of matching black mats, they''ll work for years to come. A new steering wheel was installed recently and it has a correct appearance that suits this stock-looking interior just fine. The gauges are original and in good order and a newer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been installed in the dash, so it''s ready to cruise. The trunk shows off some spatter-finish paint and clean panels, so you know someone''s spent some time and money here, and there''s a full-sized spare that appears to be an IROC-Z wheel from an ''80s Camaro, but it''ll work in a pinch. The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 and the usual bolt-on goodies to make it a great runner. A few chrome pieces, an Edelbrock carb and intake manifold, and some bright ignition wires are a familiar sight that always looks good under the hood of a Chevelle. It''s got enough power to get you in a lot of trouble if you let it, but it''s also content to just cruise around town without getting cranky. The engine bay is tidy and clean, and includes a lot of recent equipment like the brake booster and master cylinder. A 3-speed automatic transmission clicks off unobtrusive shifts and the original rear end hangs out back with a set of comfortable gears inside that make it feel punchy but not tiring on the highway. It tracks straight, rides smoothly, and generally goes about its business without a lot of fuss, exactly what you want from your next hobby car. Flashy Cragar wheels are a period look and carry staggered 215/70/14 front and 245/60/15 rear white-letter radials. This Chevelle is a lot nicer than its price tag would suggest, so if you like the look, you won''t be disappointed with the way it runs. You''ve been waiting for the right time, maybe that''s now. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.