American Car Spotters Guide - 1971

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American Car Spotters Guide - 1971


GM struggled under a strike during part of 1971, which led to production figures that lagged for the second straight year. Labor stability returned in 1972, and domestic production rallied to more than 8.5 million vehicles, the third largest amount in industry history. The increased sales blunted the inroads of the imports, giving the industry a much-needed boost in confidence. Profits, however, were constrained somewhat by President Nixon's wage and price controls and the imposition of government regulations regarding safety features - front and rear bumpers and fire-resistant fabrics - and pollution control. GM and Ford requested price increases from the government, but these were denied by the Price Commission.

Also see: The American Muscle Car Era - 1971
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1971 AMC AMX
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AMC AMX

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1971 AMC AMX
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AMC AMX

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1971 AMC AMX
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AMC AMX

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1971 AMC Gremlin
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AMC Gremlin

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1971 AMC Gremlin
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AMC Gremlin

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1971 AMC Gremlin X
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AMC Gremlin X

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1971 AMC Hornet SC360
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AMC Hornet SC360

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1971 AMC Javelin SST
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AMC Javelin SST

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1971 AMC Matador
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AMC Matador

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1971 AMC Matador
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AMC Matador

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1971 AMC Matador Barcelona
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AMC Matador Barcelona

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1971 Buick Centurion
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Buick Centurion

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1971 Buick Centurion Convertible
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Buick Centurion Convertible

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1971 Buick Centurion Formal Coupe
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Buick Centurion Formal Coupe

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1971 Buick Electra 225 4 Door Hardtop
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Buick Electra 225 4 Door Hardtop

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1971 Buick Electra 225 Limited 4-door Hardtop
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Buick Electra 225 Limited 4-door Hardtop

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1971 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe
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Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe

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1971 Buick Estate Wagon
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Buick Estate Wagon

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1971 Buick Estate Wagon
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Buick Estate Wagon

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1971 Buick GS Convertible
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Buick GS Convertible

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1971 Buick GS GS455 Sport Coupe
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Buick GS GS455 Sport Coupe

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1971 Buick GSX
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Buick GSX

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1971 Buick LeSabre 4 Door Sedan
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Buick LeSabre 4 Door Sedan

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1971 Buick LeSabre Custom 4 Door Hardtop
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Buick LeSabre 4 Door Sedan

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1971 Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible
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Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible

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1971 Buick LeSabre Sport Coupe
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Buick LeSabre Sport Coupe

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1971 Buick Riviera
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Buick Riviera

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1971 Buick Riviera
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Buick Riviera

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1971 Buick Riviera
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Buick Riviera

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1971 Buick Skylark 4 Door Sedan
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Buick Skylark 4 Door Sedan

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1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
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Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

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1971 Buick Skylark Custom Sport Coupe
USA

Buick Skylark Custom Sport Coupe

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1971 Buick Sportwagon
USA

Buick Sportwagon

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1971 Buick Sportwagon
USA

Buick Sportwagon

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1971 Cadillac Calais
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Cadillac Calais

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1971 Cadillac Calais Sedan
USA

Cadillac Calais Sedan

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1971 Cadillac Coupe deVille
USA

Cadillac Coupe deVille

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1971 Cadillac DeVille
USA

Cadillac DeVille

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1971 Chevrolet Caprice Custom Coupe
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Chevrolet Caprice Custom Coupe

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The 1971 Caprice was completely restyled on a longer 121.5-inch (3,090 mm) wheelbase and featured more rounded fuselage styling similar to that pioneered by Chrysler Corporation on its 1969 full-sized cars, along with new flush "pull-up" exterior door handles and double-shell roofs - both features first appearing on the 1970 1/2 Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. The basic "Full-Perimeter" frame and all-coil suspension were refined for improvements in ride and noise reduction. The new styling was highlighted by a Cadillac-like eggcrate grille with a "Caprice" emblem in the centre and brushed metal trim surrounding the taillights on the rear deck.

Inside were revised interiors featuring a two-spoke cushioned steering wheel and new instrument panel with horizontal sweep speedometer and instrument placement similar to previous full-sized Chevrolets. Caprices continued to feature higher grade interiors than their Impala counterparts with luxurious cloth-and-vinyl upholstery on both sedans and coupes and a centre front seat armrest on sedans, along with woodgrain trim on dash, steering wheel and door panels plus carpeting on floor and lower door panels. Station wagons now used a unique 125" wheelbase and were bigger than ever before.

As with the year before, station wagons continued to use unique model names, however, the Kingswood Estate wagon was considered to be equivalent to the Chevrolet Caprice being the top level wagon. Unlike the years previous, station wagons used unique rear suspension, using a solid axle with leaf springs as opposed to the sedans and coupes coil springs and trailing arms. Also new was the "Glide-Away" clamshell style disappearing tailgate. This design had the glass upper portion of the tailgate slide into the roof, and the lower steel portion slide into a compartment under the floor, providing a completely open space with no tailgate in sight.
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1971 Chevrolet Concours
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Chevrolet Concours

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1971 Chevy Camaro
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Chevrolet Camaro

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1971 Chevrolet Impala Convertible and Coupe
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Chevrolet Impala Convertible and Coupe

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1971 Chevrolet Kingswood Estate
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Chevrolet Kingswood Estate

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1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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1971 Chrysler 180
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Chrysler 180

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1971 Chrysler New Yorker
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Chrysler New Yorker

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1971 Chrysler Valiant Safari
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Chrysler Valiant Safari

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1971 Dodge Challenger TA
USA

Dodge Challenger TA

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1971 Dodge Charger
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Dodge Charger

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1971 Dodge Charger RT
USA

Dodge Charger RT

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1971 Dodge Charger SuperBee
USA

Dodge Charger SuperBee

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1971 Dodge Dart Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon

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1971 Dodge Monaco
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Dodge Monaco

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1971 Dodge Polara Brougham
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Dodge Polara Brougham

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1971 Ford Thunderbird
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Ford Thunderbird

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1971 Ford Torino 500
USA

Ford Torino 500

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1971 Ford Torino 500 2 Door Hardtop
USA

Ford Torino 500 2 Door Hardtop

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1971 Ford Torino Base
USA

Ford Torino Base

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1971 Ford Torino Brougham
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Ford Torino Brougham

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1971 Ford Torino GT Convertible
USA

Ford Torino GT Convertible

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1971 Ford Torino GT Sportsroof
USA

Ford Torino GT Sportsroof

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1971 Ford Torino GT Sportsroof
USA

Ford Torino GT Sportsroof

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1971 Ford Torino Squire Wagon
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Ford Torino Squire Wagon

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1971 Ford Torino Wagon
USA

Ford Torino Wagon

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1971 Imperial LeBaron 2 Door
USA

Imperial LeBaron 2 Door

   
   
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1971 Imperial Sedan
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Imperial Sedan

   
   
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1971 Mercury Marquis Colony Park
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Mercury Marquis Colony Park

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1971 Mercury Monterey Coupe
USA

Mercury Monterey Coupe

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1971 Oldsmobile Toronado
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Oldsmobile Toronado

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1971 Oldsmobile Toronado
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Oldsmobile Toronado

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1971 Plymouth Cricket
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Plymouth Cricket

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1971 Plymouth Cuda
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Plymouth Cuda

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1971 Plymouth Duster
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Plymouth Duster

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1971 Plymouth GTX
USA

Plymouth GTX

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1971 Plymouth Road Runner
USA

Plymouth Road Runner

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1971 Plymouth Road Runner 440
USA

Plymouth Road Runne 440

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1971 Plymouth Satellite
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Plymouth Satellite

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1971 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
USA

Plymouth Satellite Sebring

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1971 Plymouth Sport Fury
USA

Plymouth Sport Fury

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1971 Pontiac Bonneville Sedan
USA

Pontiac Bonneville Sedan

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1971 Pontiac Catalina Brougham
USA

Pontiac Catalina Brougham

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1971 Pontiac Catalina Coupe
USA

Pontiac Catalina Coupe

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1971 Pontiac Catalina Hardtop
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Pontiac Catalina Hardtop

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1971 Pontiac <a href=
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Pontiac Grand Prix SSJ Hurst

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1971 Pontiac Grand Ville Hardtop
USA

Pontiac Grand Ville Hardtop

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1971 Pontiac LeMans Safari
USA

Pontiac LeMans Safari

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1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport
USA

Pontiac LeMans Sport

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1971 Dodge Charger SE Hardtop
1971 Dodge Charger SE Hardtop.
1971 Dodge Demon 340
1971 Dodge Demon 340.
1971 Lincoln Continental
1971 Lincoln Continental.
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