$16,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
983 Brands Hatch Green
interior color code
423  Dark Green Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   99,565 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S111040
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 very original numbers matching 1971 Corvette Coupe. This Corvette runs and drives great. It is finished in the rare and unique color combination of Brands Hatch Green (983) over Dark Green Vinyl (423). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. 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 Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the "chrome bumper" cars from 1968-1972. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of this Corvette.

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 194371S111040 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 11,040th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date H01 "H" corresponds to March, and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 1, 1971.
Engine Code V0208 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 8, 1971.  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 Stamping 111040 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 111040, 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 B 4 1 "B" is February, "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 1, 1971.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake has the correct 3973469 casting number for a 270hp 1971 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 5 1 "B" is February, "5" is the fifth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on February 5, 1971.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission 71-CK The "71" is the model year, 1971. The "C" means the transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K" means is was intended for a 350ci Corvette, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 415 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 "415" is the 415th day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission is dated February 19, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 111040 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 111040, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor has the correct 1112050 part number stamped on the band for a 1971 Corvette with 270hp.
Distributor Date Code 1B6 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "6" is the sixth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 6, 1971. This is correct it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold LH 3846559 The left hand exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number, which was used on 1971 Corvettes.
Exhaust Manifold RH 3989036 The right hand exhaust manifold has a 3989036 casting number, which was used on 1971 Corvettes.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Brands Hath Green exterior looks just in person as it does in the photos. The paintjob does have a nice shine. As can see in the photos the paint does have some flaws and imperfections. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original rivets are visible above the headlights. The wheels are in good shape with a nice finish. The Dunlop tires are newer and have about 90% tread left. They are correctly sized 225/70R15. This car has some rust repair in the typical spots around the "keyhole" area in front of the rear tires. The repairs could be cleaned up to look better. We have included many photos of the underside of the car.

 

Interior

The Dark Green interior of the Corvette is in good condition overall and completely original. The seats look just in person just as they do in the photos and the driver's seat is showing its age. Please note however, that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is in very nice original condition with no rips or holes. There is some fading around the front carpet as one would expect, but it is in really great shape for its age. The rear compartment doors have been recovered. The dash is in fantastic shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in excellent condition. The original radio does not work, but most importantly the console has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear well over time and the nice condition of this interior is a testament to the care this car has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time and runs well. The car is a fine 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 there are no strange vibrations, the brakes do not pull, and the car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The transmission shifts well. 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 previous owner just completed some maintenance to the car. This service included all new brake calipers, front springs, tie rod ends, upper and low ball joints, and A-arm bushings. The blower motor for the heater works on all speeds except high. The headlights work and pop up from the headlight switch on the dash as well as the override switch under the column. The wiper door tries to come up and down, but needs a hand. The wipers themselves do work once the wiper door is raised. There is some smoke when starting the car and under hard acceleration. The car is a nice driver that feels good out on the road, but it obviously has some bugs to be worked out. The odometer works, but the speedo needle is not always accurate and makes a noticeable noise. All of the other gauges, the tach, fuel, battery, and oil pressure gauges all work, everything but the obvious exception of the clock. Some of the fiber optic system works. There is a sound of an exhaust leak and the horn does not work. This Stingray is a pleasure to drive, especially with the 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 for being so original. 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 VIN stamp, date, and transmission codes. The weather-stripping is cracked up and the car obviously has needs as one can see in the photos. However, it still has a ton of potential and it is a numbers matching car in a rare color combination.

 

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 thirteen 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/b-gOIAy-vdI .
 

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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