1971 Chevrolet Impala can be considered as the first one of the second generation Impalas. The generation that it belongs to is well known as the generation for little. This car was initially known as a powerful car, but later is became a fleet car.
1971 Chevrolet Impala Colors
The 1971 Chevrolet Impala was available to the users in a wide array of colors. In fact, people had the ability to purchase it in brown, black, yellow and white colors. Brown and yellow were the most popular models out of them because they enhanced the appearance of this car.
1971 Chevrolet Impala Specs
1971 Chevrolet Impala was equipped with some standard features, which were seen in the previous generation cars. They included front disk brakes and the inside hood release. In addition, they unique Astro ventilation system, which was introduced during 1970 was present in this car as well. The improvements of this car included a double panel roof, which offered a better rollover protection to the passengers.
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1971 Chevrolet Impala was powered by a six cylinder, 145 horsepower, 250 cubic-inch engine. People also had the ability to go for optional engines, which included a V8 365 horsepower 454 cubic inch engine and a V8 255 horsepower 400 cubic inch turbo engine. All these models came along with a standard 3 speed column shift manual transmissions. People who preferred automatic transmission were able to get it done as an optional feature.
This car was powered by a gasoline engine and it had a net torque of 475Nm. The advertised power rating of the vehicle was 123,182.5W. The base curb weight of the car measured 1861kg and it was referred to as a muscular sporty vehicle at that time. This car had the ability to reach a maximum speed of 165kmph or 103mph. These figures are theoretical and they slightly varied under real conditions. It took only 11.9 seconds for this car to achieve a speed of 60mph from rest. Moreover, it took only 12.6 seconds to reach 100kmph speed. The average fuel consumption of 1971 Chevrolet Impala was 18.8l per 100km.
1971 Chevrolet Impala Pictures
Here are some pictures of the popular 1971 Chevrolet Impala. As you can see, the unique design of this car was first introduced along with it.
1971 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
The two door convertible body type of 1971 Chevrolet Impala played a major role behind its popularity. This major redesigned was introduced in 1971 and people who were looking to purchase sporty type vehicles in that time preferred to spend their money on this car. This car was 220 inches long and people also compared it with the popular Cadillac.
A smooth ride was offered to the passengers by this convertible through its 121.5-inch wheelbase. Moreover, more space was offered to the passengers with the help of wider framed design. This car was also available in custom coupes.