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1971 Chevrolet Camaro - Barn Find - No Reserve!

130000 MILEAGE
Gasoline FUEL

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Description:

1971 Chevrolet Camaro
- 95% rust free LA car. There is a little bubbling under the vinyl top around the rear window trim. Other than that, it's rust free.
- Red w/ Black vinyl top and interior
- 350 CU V8 w/ Hypereutectic pistons, roller rockers, crane ignition. MSD coil and distributor, Edelbrock Performer manifold and carburator, Hooker headers and Folowmaster Stage 2 dual exhaust.
- Turbo 350 automatic transmission
- 14" Rally wheels with caps and trim rings
- Rally gauge pack
- 130,000 original chassis miles and approximately 15,000 on rebuilt engine.
- K Member, original rubber bushings replaced with urethane bushings.
- Factory ordered without AC.
I am selling this car for my old friend Alex. I know and love this car myself and I was part of the team bringing the engine back to life a couple of weeks ago. Alex and I will team up to answer all the questions, but I'd like Alex to describe the car to you in his own words:
"This car is legitimate barn find right in the middle of Los Angeles! This is a second owner, family owned, since new, car. The original owner, my mother, purchased the car new in 1971. I took over the car after her passing 25 years ago. The car originally came with a 307, which was somewhat underpowered and in need of rebuild. Rather than sinking the money into rebuilding the 307, I opted to to pull it out, drop in a 350 it and build myself a hot rod.
The new engine was installed in 1998 and ran with little issue until it was parked in 2001. The issue that parked the car is, at best, stereotypical. The engine started running hot and after, albeit, initially diagnosing the issue as a bad radiator, it seemed evident that it's the the water pump. The radiator was swapped to a unit big enough for a 454, however the engine temps did not come down to an acceptable level. At the time this was happening, I'd changed jobs and was forced to park the car while transitioning into new job all the while muttering those infamous words . . . "I'll get to it next weekend”. Well, next weekend came and went and the car has sat relatively dormant until now.
We are moving into a new home and it's time for a new owner to make memories with it.
The car is now running and running well. Numerous precautions were taken prior to firing the engine, with proper lubricants applied to the valve train and pistons. After some dry cranking to build oil pressure, she fired right up! Oil pressure is solid and there was no lifter / rocker / piston ring issues. It sounds healthy.
I want to reinforce that the car is running . . . but not drivable. All four tires are on 14" Rally Wheels, and the tires are old, brittle and in need of replacement. The thermostat housing on the engine also needs replacement. The old fuel is still in the fuel tank and upon inspection it was clear that the tank needs a fully professional draining and boiling out. The engine was fired up with a remote tank and new fuel line so the carb has been spared the toxicity. Replace your fuel filter before firing her back up.
But basically, with four new tires, a thermostat, a water pump and fresh fuel tank, you'll have a running, driving Hot Rod Camaro that you could take to a local car show or cruise night.
The body is straight and in good condition. The paint is in good shape with no permanent markings from storage. As mentioned, there are tiny rust bubbles under the vinyl top along the rear window trim. The car drives straight and the engine pulls hard. It's the perfect platform to modify further for pro touring, the drag strip or even weekend grocery getter. The car is exceptionally well positioned to go in any of those directions OR more!
Happy to answer questions for serious buyers."
LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY in West Los Angeles, CA. Car is sold as is, where is with no warranty. While the car can be driven off a gas jug, we recommend you bring a trailer. We will help you load the Camaro onto your transporter of choice.
I like my perfect seller rating, and I intend to keep it that way. Bid with confidence that the description is 100% accurate. If there is any confusion, please ask questions before bidding, and please do not bid unless you actually have the funds. Somebody's going to get a heck of a deal. Good luck!


Item location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Interior color:Black
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear