$21,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   14,190 (Exceeded)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S100674
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 glad to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1971 Corvette Coupe in fantastic driver condition with a 4-Soeed manual transmission. This Corvette looks good, runs well, and drives great. The drivetrain on this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the rise. 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 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 194371S100674 The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, V8 Corvette. The "37" is the body style, sport coupe. 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 674th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date A24 "A" corresponds to August, and the "24" is the twenty-four day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is August 24, 1970.
Engine Code V0728 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 28, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CJL This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 100674 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 100674, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date G 1 0 "G" is July, "1" is the first day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 1, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor 7041213 The carburetor has the correct number for a 1971 270hp Corvette with a manual transmission and non-California specs .The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from 1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "1," is the model year, 1971. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL Quadrajet carb. The seventh 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.
Carburetor Date Code 2020 The first three digits "202" indicate the 202nd day of the year. The last digit "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so this carb was stamped on July 21, 1970.
Distributor 1112050 The band on the distributor has the correct 1112050 number for a 1971 270hp Corvette.
Distributor Date Code 0F10 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on June 10, 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake manifold has a correct 3973469 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date G 3 0 "G" is July, "3" is the third day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 3, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold LH 3846559 The left exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number, which is correct for a 1971 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold RH 3899036 The right exhaust manifold has a 3899036 casting number, which is correct for a 1971 Corvette.
Transmission Main Case Casting Number 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 3978764 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3978764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P1K30A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "1" indicates the model year, 1971. The "K" is the seventh month of the year and the "30" is the thirtieth day of the month. The "A" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio, 2.52:1 Wide Ratio. So this is a Muncie Wide Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on July 30, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamping 100674 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 100674, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Rear Differential LR W 232 2 The "LR" indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The "232" is the 232nd day of the year and the "2" is the shift so the rear differential was made on August 20, 1970 in Warren, MI during the second shift.
Driver's Window UT The "U" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window UT The "U" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window TT The first "T" is August and the second "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in August of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Dark Blue exterior is in decent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fine gloss and smooth finish. The car basically looks in person as it does in the photos. The chrome and other bright work shows well overall. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in good condition with a great finish and no curb rash. The tires look new and have about 95% tread left. There is some light checking on the car and some other small imperfections that are visible in the photo. The underside of the car is clean and there is a small but of rust in the typical areas. We have included many photos of the underside to show how it looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Stingray, both of the the "Astro Ventilation" door glass and even the pop-out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of August 24, 1970 (A24). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in terrific condition. The seats look just as good in person just as they do in the photos with no excessive wear or split seams. There is one tiny spot on the driver's seat bottom that is hardly noticeable. The carpet is in good condition condition as well with no stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. There is one small spot on the passenger foot well, but it is mostly covered by the mat and hardly noticeable as one can see in the photos. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The radio is original, but does not work. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The dash is in great shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear well over time and the nice condition of this interior is a testament to the care and attention this car has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition. According to the previous owner the engine was rebuilt four years ago with a very mild cam and the car has been used sparingly since. It starts right away every time and runs well. The car is a great driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds. The mechanics and the way this Corvette runs and drives are some of its strongest points. 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 there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The transmission shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the shifter is tight. The clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos. The horn works. The blower motor for the heater works on all speeds. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Some of the fiber optic system works. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works from both of their respective switches on the dash and override switches; their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with 4-Speed and the T-tops out 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 wonderful driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission date, and transmission VIN stamp. 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 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 do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an twelve 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/KVVQOcUMMKQ .
 

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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