Dialed in Real Deal RS! 350 Crate V8, Auto, PS/B w/ Frt Disc, Great Colors/Paint

1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
SubModel: RS
Type: Coupe
Trim: RS
Year: 1971
Mileage: 36024
VIN: 124871L507788
Color: Blue
Engine: 350 V8 Crate
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Camaro 1971

To answer your first question, yes, this is a real-deal RS Camaro. So, if you're looking for an incredibly clean early 2nd-generation Camaro with arguably the best front end option ever made, and you also have a love for a powerful small blocks and high-quality restorations, well then you're search is finally over. Finished in eye-popping Mulsanne Blue paint over a slick black interior, this awesome 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS was treated to a thorough restoration that included some choice upgrades, and it now presents one of the cleanest, meanest second-generation we've had the pleasure of featuring in our inventory.
The body was professionally refinished - stripped bare and disassembled to pieces and then brought back to life with an upgraded shade of Mulsanne Blue. Starting with an ultra-clean car that was rarely driven and only required minimal bodywork is always a great start, and it certainly makes a high-quality restoration a whole heck of a lot easier. The quality shows everywhere you look, and we absolutely love the blue upgrade over the car's original color, which was a rather dated Code 42 Cottonwood Green. When the new Sherwin Williams basecoat/clearcoat paint was dry, accurate black Z/28 stripes were added atop the clearcoat for a stark contrast, along with a blacked-out, SS-style rear panel and rear spoiler to make it look right. And we can't blame the restoration choices, as it's really brilliant to combine the best-of-the-best Camaro had to offer all in one slick package. Without a lot of miles on the restoration, it still looks extremely fresh and clean, and shows better body gaps than most second-gen F-bodies. Don't get us wrong, this isn't some show car that you'll be worried to take out of the garage, but rather a dailed-in driver that's ready to make the neighbors jealous upon every pass. And yes, it's a real RS, so up front you'll find a correct blacked-out grille above the chin spoiler that's also flanked by stylish bumperettes, while out back four round taillights make the second-generation Camaro instantly recognizable from a distance. A cowl induction hood let everyone know what time it is under the hood, and all the chrome was beautifully finished to add a little bling to the presentation.
The interior is every bit as beautifully restored and quite accurate throughout, featuring new-for-1971 high-back front buckets and a highly desirable horseshoe shifter inside the middle console. The early second-generation cars got a nice boost in the quality of materials and the handsomely textured black bucket seats look a lot more expensive than you'd expect in a Camaro. They've been fully restored with new covers, which match the door panels perfectly and there are new carpets and a new headliner to make it look showroom fresh. The handsome wrap-around instrument panel is a correct piece and we love that there's no dated faux-burled walnut inside, and the full set of gauges is all factory spec, including the tachometer and clock. There are no major deviations from stock, although you do get an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit and new controls for the Vintage A/C unit that was added during the restoration. An original RS steering wheel anchors the cabin, and it's installed atop a tilt column that gives the driver a lot more room behind the wheel. The center console's horseshoe shifter manages the automatic below, and under that cool deck lid spoiler out back is a correctly detailed trunk complete with a factory plaid mat.
The engine pulling this muscle car is a 350 crate V8 that was bored .30 over, decked and lined honed, and augmented with angle valve heads, TRW pistons, Z/28 springs, and a lopey Comp cam that all work together to put out about 360 horses. It's plenty powerful and with the help of an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock aluminum intake, and long-tube headers, it definitely pulls the relatively lightweight F-body around with authority. The engine bay is detailed to look mostly stock, including Chevy Orange paint on the engine, a chrome air cleaner with reproduction decals, and a set of finned valve covers. It starts quickly and runs beautifully, which shouldn't be a surprise and you'll never get tired of the way this high-revving small block sounds at full song. A dual exhaust system with chambered mufflers sounds just right, and the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission has a 2400 stall converter while the 10-bolt rear end was filled with 4.11 gears on a Posi limited slip. Finally, it rolls on a set of shiny American Racing Torque Thrust wheels wrapped in 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials.
There's a lot of time and money wrapped up in this restoration (complete with restoration photos and receipts), endowing it with a highly authentic look and feel. Add in the dazzling bodywork and handsome interior, and it makes this F-body worth considerably more than the sum of its parts. Call now!