Beach Time: 1971 Chevrolet Opala

Since it’s that time of year, we’re going to do a little series of vintage ads featuring beautiful bodies on the beach (hopefully). That shouldn’t be hard with our first one: a 1971 Chevrolet Opala, which hails from that ultimate beach-and-beautiful-body-loving country, Brazil. The Opala’s basic body structure originated from the Opel Rekord, but under the Nova-esque hood it was very Chevy indeed: both the 153 inch four, and the 230 and 250 inch sixes, the latter being the beneficiary of local tuning to take it all the way to 171 hp. Who needs a V8 anyway?