1971 LS5 M22 worth - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 19, 6:44 PM Thread Starter
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1971 LS5 M22 worth

It maybe time to let someone else finish my Documented LS5, M-22 Chevelle so I am wondering a value of it. I have owned this 38703 mileage Cranberry Red Chevelle since 1980. It has a NOM installed (looks stock but modified) however the original matching engine has been stored since 1981 (will need to be gone through) Serial numbered matching M-22 installed behind scatter shield (have 621 bellhousing). 12 bolt has been replaced with 1969 version. To finish the car, wiper motor needs restoring, PUI interior panels installed, bucket seats need to redone. One lacquer repaint in 1986 with blue pearl put in black stripes (rear stripes not original size). Black vinyl top removed when repainted. All original sheet metal, but door shells need minor patches. A couple of small paint bubbles need touching up where vinyl top trim pieces were removed. Car is Canadian built with buildsheet and docs from GM of Canada. Car came from NY to Florida in 1977 and stayed in FL until 2016 (in storage in East TN since). What do you think it is worth. Sorry I donít know how to flip the one picture.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 19, 11:50 PM
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Re: 1971 LS5 M22 worth

What does undercarriage look like? I would say 25 to 28k IMO
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Thanks! Undercarriage in good shape, undercoating scrapped off and painted nicely with 2 1/2Ē Magnaflow stainless exhaust.

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Worth 15-18k, 20k still left to do on this car. Need photo of data plate, undercarriage, original motor, all docs, what was original color?

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I would let go to new home for $20K!

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I would let go to new home for $20K!
Sounds like a good deal for someone.
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I would bet if you listed the car for 20k. a ss454 4 speed chevelle with a matching numbers motor. it would be flagged on cl as a scam or the car would besold in a day. Theres more guys building or just flipping cars not on these forums and they do tend to bring the prices higher. depending on how long you want to sit on the car, I'd start in the high 20s or a even 30 and let the buyer wiggle you down until your both happy.
look at the post on the 70 chevelle body, he got opinions for 2000 to 8000? . I think it sold in a day for 5100 bucks. jim

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If you took the time to actually tear down that "original" LS-5 that's sitting in the corner so a potential buyer can see that it is indeed in good enough shape to bring back to life, I think your selling price could be enhanced.
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Thanks to all of those that replied!! You have convienced me to keep the car! Yes, I agree rebuilfing the original motor would increase the value! So the car at this time is NOT FOR SALE!
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You just can't go wrong with a 1971 Chevelle SS 454...

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Thanks to all of those that replied!! You have convienced me to keep the car! Yes, I agree rebuilfing the original motor would increase the value! So the car at this time is NOT FOR SALE!

If I was in the market for a car, I'd already be driving to TN to pick this up. I Had a white '71 LS5/M22 car back in the 80's. Loved it. Sold it cause I needed money to go towards purchase of the land I was buying to build my home. Sold the car for $10,000 (that was a lot of money then), property was $75,000. Sometimes you just do what you need to do.
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Thanks to all of those that replied!! You have convienced me to keep the car! Yes, I agree rebuilfing the original motor would increase the value! So the car at this time is NOT FOR SALE!
Good deal! I'd run the bags off the present engine & freshen it in due time. Just make sure that original block is stored right. I like the back-in-the-day thinking of pulling & saving the original and dropping in a tougher version. You didn't have to be Berger to get one. GM parts used to sell some nice crate engines for a long time. Still do, but different. The unicorn LS-6 '71 cars could be put into circulation that way because they did complete about a dozen production-ready engine assemblies.
Yours is a Very nice example of a '71 SS454 with the standard bullet mirror, cowl induction & correct 1-year decal, gauges. Finding the correct soft shift knob without a shift map would be tough to find, but resonators with the tips are an easy task. It would look (and hook) deadly with a set of Polyglas GT's. You've got power steering, try dialing in a bit more caster for stability.

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15-18? No way that is TOO low the 20-30k price will sell immediately, theres guys asking 2x that out there

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