$27,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
--- Factory "Custom" Interior Trim
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
LS5 454ci 365hp Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio
T60 Heavy Duty Battery

exterior color code
905 Nevada Silver
interior color code
402 Black Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   50,678 (Nonactual)
Engine:   454 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S121038
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. I 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 numbers matching 1971 big block 454ci LS5 Corvette in nice driver condition. This  Corvette is rare, absolutely loading with options, and highly desirable. Besides the obvious draw of the original LS5 engine this Corvette also features air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and automatic transmission. It is an awesome driver and runs great and feels nice out on the road. It is finished in the rare and highly prized color combination of Nevada Silver (905) over Black Leather Interior (402). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, and the engine is original to the car.

There are dozens of receipts for thousands of dollars of work performed on the car over years, which are pictured below. A receipt from 1990 shows that the engine was rebuilt by the famous John Lingenfelter Racing. 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 194371S121038 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette. The "37" is the body style, 2-door 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 21,038th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date L07 "L" corresponds to July, and the "07" is the seventh day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is July 7, 1971.
Engine Code T0621 "T" means the engine was build in the Tonawanda, NY plant.  The "06" is the sixth month of year and the "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on June 21, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CPJ This means the motor was intended for a 454ci LS5 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 121038 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 121038, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3963512 The engine block has the correct 3963512 casting number a bib block 454ci 1971 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date E 18 1 "E" is May, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on May 18, 1971.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3955287 The intake has the correct 3955287 casting number as LS5 1971 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date K 7 9 "K" is Novemebr, "7" is the seventh day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on Novemebr 7, 1969.
Drivers Window IN The "I denotes June and the "N" denotes 1971 meaning the driver's side window was made in June of 1971.
Passenger Window IN "I" denotes June and "N" denotes 1971 meaning the passenger's side window was made in June of 1971.
Rear Window GN "G" denotes April and "N" denotes 1971 meaning the rear window was made in April of 1971.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Nevada Silver exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has nice gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks great overall with no major pitting, scratches, or cloudiness. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in nice condition with a great finish and no burb rash on the beauty rings. The red line tires appear to have about 90% tread left, please note these are original style bias ply tires; the red lines really pop with the silver paint and go great with the look of this car. There are a few small imperfections that are noticeable in the photos like on the wiper molding and driver's door. There are some other faint blemishes in the paint that were too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away. We have included some photos of the areas on the car most prone to rust to show how clean and solid it is. This car was titled in Georgia for most of its life so it was in a good southern climate and not submitted to harsh winters or salty roads.

This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the the side glass on this car and even the pop out rear window, are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 7, 1971 (L07). 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 looks terrific. The seats look wonderful with no split seems, rips, or signs of excessive wear. The carpet is in condition with no stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. There is a rip in the drivers foot well that is visible in the photos. The dash and console are in terrific condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in very good orginal. The radio gets good reception and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for the aftermarket installation. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. Also, please note that the lap belts operate and retract properly. This is a very common problem on this era Corvette and a small, but very important, detail most buyers do not think to check. The parking brake handle button is stuck in. The original jack and jack handle are still with the car stowed correctly in the compartment behind seats and pictured below with the original decals on the compartment lid.

The interior looks as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It runs well and idles smooth. The car is an great 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 shifts well, the brakes do not pull, and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The brakes were serviced last year with all new calipers, rotors, and front hoses with receipts for work below. There are dozen of receipts and service records that go with the car and are pictured below. There is also one recipt from when the engine was rebuilt by John Lingenfelter in 1990. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. Please not that even very detailed items are correct like the dated 3019249 Expansion Tank, which is a very rare part that was only found on big block cars with a/c and sells alone for $600 to $1000. The car does have original style bias ply tires so it will not drive like a modern car with radials. The lights, indicators, and wipers all work. The blower motor for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works as one can see in the video below. The horn and odometer do not work. The compressor click on correctly when the a/c is turned on as one can see in the video below. It doesn't really blow that cold so it probably needs some Freon. The true dual exhaust system has a very healthy tone. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with T-Tops  out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in great driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. This is especially true for highly desirable examples like the big block. It goes without saying that an original LS5 454ci Corvette goes for a large premium over a base counterpart. 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.

The originality, matching numbers, great option package, and beautiful color combination 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 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/muRpCPKYEBE .
 

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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