$25,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
N40 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio
987 Ontario Orange
400 Black Vinyl Interior

exterior color code
987 Ontario Orange
interior color code
400 Black Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   48,705 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S112007
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 very proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1971 Corvette with only 48,705 original miles and an M20 Muncie 4-Speed manual transmission. This Stingray looks stunning, runs great, and drives awesome. It is finished in the highly desirable combination of Ontario Orange (987) over Black Vinyl (400). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag,. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The very low mileage is verified as original not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, also pictured below, that shows the mileage as "Actual."

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. It is exceptionally rare to find a Corvette from this era with low mileage. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on "chrome bumper" C3 Corvettes from 1968-1972 is absolutely red hot right now, out of those years we have found the 1969 and 1972 to be most desirable. 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 on any Corvette 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.

 
item number description*
VIN 194371S112007 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 12,007th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date H11 "H" corresponds to March, and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 11, 1971.
Engine Code V0302 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 2, 1971.  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 Stamp 112007 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 112007, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date B 25 1 "B" is February, "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 25, 1971.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake manifold block has the correct 3973469 casting number, which is correct for a 270hp Corvette and was only used in 1971.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 12 71 "B" is February, "12" is the twelfth day of the month, and "71" is the calendar year so the intake was cast on February 12, 1971.
Expansion Tank 3046340 The original Harrison aluminum expansion tank the correct 3016340 stamping.
Expansion Tank Date Code 71B The "71" indicates the year, 1971, and the "B" is the second month of the year so this expansion tank was made in February of 1971.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor is original and correct for a 1971 270hp Corvette with a 1112050 stamping on the band.
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 as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Main Cast 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 P1A18A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "1" indicates the model year, 1971. The first "A" is the first month of the year and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month. The second "A" indicates the gear ratio. So this is a wide ratio Muncie 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on January 18, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 112007 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 112007, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Bell Housing Casting Number 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
Alternator 1109050 The alternator has the correct 1109050 number for a 1971 Corvette without air conditioning.
Alternator Date Code 1A7 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "7" is the seventh day of the month meaning the alternator was made on January 7, 1971.
Starter 1108338 The starter has the correct 1008338 number for a 1971 Corvette with a manual transmission.
Starter Date Code 1C3 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "3" is the third day of the month meaning the starter was made on March 3, 1971.
Rear Differential LR W 61 E 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 "61" is the 61st day of the year. The "E" is the source of the positraction, Eaton, and the "2" is the shift so the rear differential was made on March 2, 1971 in Warren, MI during the second shift.
Driver's Window NN The first "N" is January and the second "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in January of 1971.
Passenger Window NN The first "N" is January and the second "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in January of 1971.
Rear Window VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Ontario Orange exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The car has a very nice look with the sidepipes. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a great finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome and other bright work looks great with no pitting or cloudiness. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are some touch ups, blotchiness, and other blemishes that are visible in the photos and some that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. It would be best if any perspective buyer could view the car in person and see the paint. This Corvette has ABSOLUTLEY NO RUST ISSUES. The bottom of the car is very clean. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion on the "A" pillars. We have included many photos of the underside to show how nice it looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the pop-out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 11, 1971 (H11). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

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

 

Interior

The Black vinyl in this Corvette is in outstanding original condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams or excessive wear. Please note that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket replacements or covers. The seats have the common dry foam you see with original seats from this era. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape and not cracked in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio is still with the car and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation, however the original radio does not work. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured below showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The spare is still with the car as well. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles very smooth, and runs great. The car is an awesome 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 drives great and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos with the original air cleaner and upper ignition shielding.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, and exterior lights. Even very detailed items like the "Seat Belt" light and the "Door Ajar" light work as one can see in the video. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. Most of the fiber optics work. The sidepipes not only look great, but have a very healthy exhaust note. They have an aggressive tone with a nice crackle and pop as one can hear in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed and the T-Tops out on a beautiful day.

The runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in excellent condition and truly and investment grade car. Low mileage examples in this year range are very rare and draw a huge premium over a standard Corvette. 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 very low miles, the condition, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the 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 a ten 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/VsAfZE7y-Fo .
 

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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