$20,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
A31 Power Windows
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 


Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed
Odometer:   67,380
Engine:   350 ci #'s Matching
VIN:   194671S120948
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1972 Corvette Convertible that is priced to sell.  The car looks good, runs great, and is a blast to drive.  We have this car priced as one of the best values for a "chrome bumper" convertible on the market right now.  One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal work and effort.  Included with the car is documentation showing some service history, copies of previous titles, and ownership history back to 1993.  The best thing about the service history is that it shows the mileage each time the car went in and helps to confirm the mileage now as original.  For example, a copy of an old title shows the mileage at 49,000 miles in December of 1993.  The car had 59,206 miles in July of 1998 on an odometer disclosure statement, which also shows the mileage as actual, when the car was transferred to a previous owner.  The odometer now show just under 67,400 miles.  The low original mileage is supported not only by the service receipts, but also the clear Ohio title pictured below showing the mileage as "Actual."  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of this Corvette.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

numbers

 
 

Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct.  This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order.  For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled.  All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly. 

 

item number description*
VIN 194671S120948 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "94" is the series, Corvette.  The "67" is the body style, 2-door convertible.  The sixth digit, "1," indicates the model year, 1971.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 20,948th Corvette made for 1971, which places this Corvette's build date in July of 1971.
Engine VIN Stamping 120948 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 120948, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Body Build Date L06 "L" Corresponds to July, and the 06 is the sixth day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of July 6, 1971.
Engine Code V0623 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "06" is the sixth month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on June 23, 1971.
Suffix Code CJL This means the motor was intended for an 270hp application with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date F 22 1 "F" is June, The "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on June 22, 1971.
Carburetor Main Body 7041213 The first two digits, "70" are correct for all Rochesters built between 1965 and 1975. The third digit, "4," means the carb was built in the 1970's. The fourth digit, "1," means it was built for the 1971 model year. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The sixth digit, "1," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car such as this
Carburetor Date Code 0401 The first three digits, "040" indicate the 40th day of the year. The last digit, "1" is the year it was produced, 1971. So the carburetor was stamped on February 9, 1971.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake manifold has the correct 3973469 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date F 21 1 "F" is June, The "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on June 21, 1971.
Alternator 1100950 The alternator has the correct stamping, 1100950, for a 1971 Corvette with a 350 and without a/c. 
Alternator Date Code 1 E 26 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E" denotes may, and "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on May 26, 1971. 
Transmission Main Case Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Extension Housing Casting # 3857564 The extension housing of the transmission has the correct 3857564 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P 1 H 21 A "P" indicates that it is a Muncie transmission. "1" signifies the model year, 1971. "H" means June and 21 is the twenty-first day of the month. "A" means this is a wide ratio M20.  The transmission date is June 21, 1971.
Driver's Window LN "L" is March and "N" is 1971 so this window was made in March of 1971.
Passenger  Window LN "L" is March and "N" is 1971 so this window was made in March of 1971. 
Rear End LR W 176 E "LR" is the gear ratio, 3.36:1.  "W" is the plant where the rear end produced, Warren, MI. "176" is the date code corresponding to the 176th day of the year and "E" indicates that the unit has Positractoin.  So this rear end was produced on June 25, 1971.

 *All information obtained from Alan L. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The red exterior is in presentable driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the paint has fine gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish.  The chrome bumpers and other bight work on the car show well for the most part with no major rust or pitting.  The convertible top is in good condition with no rips or holes.  The rear window is clear and not yellowed or foggy at all.  As with many of the C3 Corvettes, the top can be a bit finicky to operate.  There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  There are some imperfections, that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really stands out from about ten feet away.  The car exhibits some subpar body fit overall. There is some welding that has been done to the frame sometime in the past.  The wheels are in great condition with a nice finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings.  The tires are almost brand new and appear to have about 95% tread left.

 

Interior

 

The black interior of the Corvette looks terrific.  The seats are in good condition with no rips, splits seams, or signs of excessive wear.  They are not worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet throughout the car is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes.  This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected.  The dash is in nice condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage.  There are some cracks on the door panels.  The aftermarket stereo radio works well.  Most importantly, the radio is a Corvette specific unit designed to fit into the stock location so the original dash has not been cut or modified.  This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks and no aroma whatsoever. 


Mechanical

The way this Corvette drives and the way it feels on the road are its strongest points.  This car seems to be in good mechanical condition.  It is an exceptional driver that is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The car always fires up quickly, idles well, and runs well.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  There are receipts with the car that show that the brakes were serviced with a new master cylinder and calipers.  The car now has an HEI distributor with a mechanical tach drive so the tach still works.  Included with the service records is a receipt from when the previous owner had the transmission rebuilt at 60,459 miles.  However, the transmission does make some noise, only in first gear, and the shifter seems like it could use some adjustment.  The engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The blower for the heater works as do the headlights, headlight override vacuum switch, and all the gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock).  The wiper door, wipers, horn, fiber optics, and manual vent controls do not work.  The power windows both work, but are a bit slow.  None of these items immediately affect the drivability of the car and most sellers do not even know to check or would not even disclose them.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette convertible is in nice driver condition.  It is a great value and we have priced it to sell.  This car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  In my opinion and based on our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible in the entire Corvette market right now.  The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.
 



 

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