$27,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
N40 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   89,135 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194671S105442
about the 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 we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics. 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, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we 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 very proud to offer this numbers matching 1971 Corvette Stingray Convertible in excellent condition. This Stingray looks stunning, runs great, and drives awesome. It is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable combination of Daytona Yellow over Black. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below. The transmission is also original and numbers matching with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. Even very detailed items like all of the wheels and even all of the windows are original and dated correctly. The low mileage is verified as original not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, also pictured below, that shows the mileage as "Actual."

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette Convertible at an unbeatable value. The convertible Stingrays always draw a great premium over the standard coupe models. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on "chrome bumper" C3 Corvettes from 1968-1972 is absolutely red hot right now. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car 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 on any Corvette 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.

 
item number description*
VIN 194671S105442 The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, V8 Corvette. The "67" is the body style, 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 5,442nd Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date F04 "F" corresponds to January, and the "04" is the fourth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is January 4, 1971.
Engine Code V1214 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "12" is the twelfth month of year and the "14" is the fourteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 14, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CJK This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 105442 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 105442, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date L 10 0 "L" is December, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on December 10, 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake manifold block has the correct 3973469 casting number, which is correct for a 270hp Corvette and was only used in 1971.
Intake Manifold Casting Date H 14 0 "H" is August, "14" is the fourteenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on August 14, 1970.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor is original and correct for a 1971 270hp Corvette with a 1112050 stamping on the band.
Distributor Date Code 0M4 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "M" denotes December, and "4" is the fourth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on December 4, 1970. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold Casting Number Left 3846559 The left side exhaust manifold has the correct 3846559 casting number for a 1972 with a small block engine.
Exhaust Manifold Casting Number Right 3989036 The right side exhaust manifold has the correct 3989036 casting number for a 1972 with a small block engine.
Transmission Date Code 348 The assembly date code for the 1971 model year starts with the first day of the calendar year in 1970 and continues through the calendar year in 1971. This means "348" is the 348th day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission is dated December 14, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamping 105442 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 105442, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Left Front Wheel K-1-0 10 16 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 16, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel K-1-0 10 15 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 15, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel K-1-0 10 16 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 16, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel K-1-0 10 19 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and the "19" is the nineteenth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 19, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Windshield VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970.
Driver's Window VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970.
Passenger Window CT The "C" is November and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in November of 1970.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Daytona Yellow exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have plenty of tread left. The convertible soft-top operates well and is in great condition. The rear window is clear and also in great shape with no yellowing or cloudiness. There are some touch ups, checking, and other blemishes that are visible in the photos and some that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. It would be best if any perspective buyer could view the car in person and see the paint. There has been some repair in the typical area on the frame around the key hole and some evidence of corrosion around the windshield. We have included many photos of the underside to show how it looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the windshield, are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of January 4, 1971 (F04). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The black interior in this Corvette is in wonderful condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams, rips, or excessive wear. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The spare tire is still with the car as well. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs great. The car is an awesome driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it drives great and the car performs quite well overall. As one can observe in the video, the car initially goes into high idle as it should and after a couple of minutes it properly goes into normal low idle with when the gas pedal is pressed. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos with the original air cleaner and upper ignition shielding.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, exterior lights, interior lights, radio, and the blower for the heater on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Some of the fiber optics work. 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.

A note on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We consistently receive many questions about the purpose of this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights, etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on the center console. There are nine small indicators on the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the center console, or if there is a break in a connection or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer works. As one can image, over time this is very common.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in excellent driver condition. In my opinion and based on our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette market right now. The excellent condition, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the convertible body style make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. They are secure and wise 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 do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

   

 

vehicle video

 


For a nine minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/QE9loYtC_Bk .
 

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.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 



 




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