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 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
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.
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.
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
"H" corresponds to March, and the "11" is the
of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
March 11, 1971.
"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.
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with a
manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 112007, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this
Engine Block Casting Number
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
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
The original Harrison aluminum expansion tank the correct
Expansion Tank Date Code
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.
The distributor is original and correct for a 1971 270hp Corvette
with a 1112050 stamping on the band.
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 as it predates the assembly date of
Transmission Main Cast Casting Number
The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number
The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3978764
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number
The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648
Transmission Date Code
"P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The
"1" indicates the model year, 1971. The first "A" is the
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
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
The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
alternator has the correct 1109050 number for a 1971 Corvette
without air conditioning.
Alternator Date Code
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.
The starter has the correct 1008338 number for a 1971 Corvette
with a manual transmission.
Starter Date Code
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.
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.
first "N" is January and the second "N" is 1971 so this window is
original, made in January of 1971.
The first "N" is January and the second "N" is 1971 so this
window is original, made in January of 1971.
The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is
original, made in December of 1970.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
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
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
The car looks as good in person as it does in
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
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, 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.
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:
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.
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.