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.
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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"
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.
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
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.
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
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
"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.
"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.
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette
with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this
Engine VIN Stamping
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
The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a
small block 1971
Engine Block Casting Date
B 4 1
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
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake has the correct 3973469 casting number for a
Intake Manifold Casting Date
B 5 1
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.
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
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
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.
The distributor has the correct 1112050 part number stamped on
the band for a 1971 Corvette with 270hp.
Distributor Date Code
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
The left hand exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number,
which was used on 1971 Corvettes.
Exhaust Manifold RH
The right hand exhaust manifold has a 3989036 casting number,
which was used on 1971 Corvettes.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
thirteen minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
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.