1971 Monte Carlo

Asked by Jun 23, 2018 at 07:40 PM about the 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Question type: General

I have a 1971 Monte Carlo Super Sport it has a 350
engine I was told that since the car was made for
California at the time a 454 were illegal to have
does anyone know if that's true

3 Answers

In 1971 there was only 1919 Monte SS sold and we're only available with the 454 due to stiffer suspension wider tires etc, in California the 350 4 Barrell was the only engine able to be sold. A good way to tell is if your car has the auto leveling canister located on the right side fender well if looking at front of engine. All SS Monte Carlo came with this due to the suspension upgrades. If this isn't there or looks like there should have been one there then it's possible it could have been removed, you can also look at the top of the rear end and see if there is a fitting where air lines would go from it to shocks, another part of leveling system. If none of this is there it's unlikely a true SS, also do you have the blacked out panel between trunk and bumper with matching trim that matches the trim running along bottom of body before bumper? And do you have the rubber bumper pad that runs almost the length of bumper in the middle of bumper? If you have the blacked out trim piece that the SS badge is on and it's not painted this part is impossible to find and is not reproduced then it's likely a true SS. If all else fails then you can hope to find the build sheet under the rear seat most are still there as the seats are rarely removed hope this helps

about a second ago Best Answer In 1971 there was only 1919 Monte SS sold and we're only available with the 454 due to stiffer suspension wider tires etc, in California the 350 4 Barrell was the only engine able to be sold. A good way to tell is if your car has the auto leveling canister located on the right side fender well if looking at front of engine. All SS Monte Carlo came with this due to the suspension upgrades. If this isn't there or looks like there should have been one there then it's possible it could have been removed, you can also look at the top of the rear end and see if there is a fitting where air lines would go from it to shocks, another part of leveling system. If none of this is there it's unlikely a true SS, also do you have the blacked out panel between trunk and bumper with matching trim that matches the trim running along bottom of body before bumper? And do you have the rubber bumper pad that runs almost the length of bumper in the middle of bumper? If you have the blacked out trim piece that the SS badge is on and it's not painted this part is impossible to find and is not reproduced then it's likely a true SS. If all else fails then you can hope to find the build sheet under the rear seat most are still there as the seats are rarely removed hope this helps

This is the rear of a 71 SS note the pad in bumper and trim

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