$15,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A85 Shoulder Belts
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci, Engine
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

 

 
exterior color code
976 Mulsanne Blue
interior color code
412 Dark Blue

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   144,449
Engine:   383 ci V8
VIN:   194371S116389
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist.   We are a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 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 tremendously proud to offer this very potent 1971 Corvette for sale.  Mulsanne Blue over Dark Blue is the original color combination, super sharp, and quite desirable.  This car came out of the factory on May 5, 1971.  This is verified by the "J05" code on the trim tag.  Very fortunately, the previous owner of this car was extremely meticulous and kept receipts and records of almost everything he did to the car.  Included with the car are over $20,000 in receipts just for mechanical work done to the car over the past eight years.  This does not include the purchase order from the last time the car sold by "Just Vettes" in Indiana.  The previous owner paid $14,700 for the car in 2002 and has had all of the work done since then.  Some of the major work included a full rebuild of the original engine, a full rebuild of the transmission, and a separate single receipt for over $8,000 in suspension, brake, and other mechanical work.  This car has always received complements whenever I have driven it.  I invite and encourage you to look at the Corvette in person. 

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our cars 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 examine each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about bidding.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call. 

 

vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The "Mulsanne Blue" exterior paint is in great condition.  This car is in it's original color as indicated by the trim pad number, 976, which is pictured below.  The paint’s finish has a smooth finish and a brilliant gloss.  There are no major scratches or blemishes in the paint that have been excluded from the photos.  Even the underside of the front end is pictured and in great condition.  This part of the car is very fragile and a it's condition is a testament to the care and attention this car has received over the years.  The body panel fit as one car see in the photos is quite nice for a Corvette.  The wheels are in excellent condition with no curb rash on the beauty rings.  The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

The car still retains its original "Astro Ventilation" side glass and rear window, which are date coded and original to this car as they predate the build date of May 5, 1971.  This is a good indication that the car has never been in a major accident and never sustained any significant damage.  All three pieces of glass are coded, "LN." The "L" denotes March and "N" 1971 so they are all from March of 1971.
 

Interior 

The interior of the Corvette is also in excellent condition.  This car is an original "Dark Blue" car as indicated by the trim pad number, 412.  The seats are in very nice condition without any rips or tears and show very little wear. The driver’s seat is not worn through in the typical places, such as where the driver’s belt-line may wear the seat bolsters. The carpet is in very good condition as well with no holes or major stains. This include both the front and rear carpet which is often neglected.  The door panels are in great condition and unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit very well and tight to the door.  The dash and console are not split or sun faded.  Most of the fiber-optic system still works.  The aftermarket radio works and sounds much better than the stock radio ever did.  The installation looks very professional and most importantly, the original dash was not cut or modified.

 

Mechanical

This Corvette is in awesome mechanical condition.  The car needs no work or service at all that I am aware of and is essentially, "turn key."  This Corvette is very fast and not for the faint of heart.  The engine and transmission were rebuilt in 2003 and the car has seen limited used since then.  I cannot list here all the work that is included in the over $20,000 in receipts, but needless to say, this car is very well sorted.  The car starts quickly, runs well, idles well, and does not smoke.  The transmission shifts well throughout the power band.  The car is tight on the road and at highway speeds with Bilstein shocks.  The headlights and wiper door both pop up quickly with no effort or binding what so ever from their perspective switches or the vacuum override switches.  The Flowmaster exhaust gives the car a healthy tone and very aggressive sound.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car especially on a nice day with the t-tops out.

The original engine block is still in the car.  When the engine was rebuilt the stamped numbers were ground off during the machining process.  Luckily however, the previous owner had the machine shop sign a form stating the the engine was original to the car and even took a rubbing of the numbers, which is pictured below.  It shows the last six digits of the vin, 116389, stamped on the engine pad meaning it was the original, numbers matching, block.  Also stamped on the engine pad were, "V0422CJK."  The "V" means the engine came from the Flint, MI plant, the "0422" means it was completed on April 22, 1971, and the CJK is a suffix code meaning the engine was intended for small block car with an automatic transmission.  The block casting date is "D 17 1."  This means the block was cast on April 17, 1971.  This is correct at is predates both the assembly date of the engine and the build date of the car.  The casting number is 3970010, which was a very widely used block in Corvettes from 1969 to 1979.  It is also worth to mention here that the engine was rebuilt to 383 ci.  It also features and aluminum Edelbrock Intake, Holly carburetor, roller rockers, and a mild roller cam.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall the vehicle is in outstanding condition, both the exterior and interior as well as mechanically.  The 1968-72 "Chrome Bumper" Corvettes are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  The 1963-1967 cars have hit their peak and have actually come down in value recently, the Chrome Bumper Corvettes are beyond doubt one of the most sound and secure ventures one could make into the Corvette market.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  It always gets attention going down the road because the Corvette always turns heads and is admired by every car enthusiast.  Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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