Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda
licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With
many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 1982 Corvettes.
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. This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my
full time employment. I do it because I enjoy it. I am a
collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.
I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me
because it is special or rare to me and because I like it.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is tremendously proud to offer this gorgeous
1972 Corvette in immaculate condition. This car looks amazing,
runs great, and is an awesome driver. According to the
previous owner the car received a mild "frame on" restoration a few
years ago. The car is very clean inside and out, top and
bottom. Even the under the car looks great, and we have
included photos of the underside below. Virtually everything
on the car works, even including the air conditioning. It is
finished in the beautiful color combination of orange over black.
Ontario orange over black is the original color scheme as verified
by the code on the trim tag, which is pictured below. The
color on this car looks amazing and
I cannot even count the number of compliments I have received while
driving this Corvette. Please peruse all of the photos and
number below to get a true sense of how exceptionally nice and
correct this Corvette really is.
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 cars 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 correctly.
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "94" is the series, Corvette. The "37"
is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The sixth
digit, "1," indicates the 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 14,865th
Corvette made for 1971, which places this Corvette's build
date in April of 1971.
Body Build Date
"I" corresponds to April, and the 16 is the
of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is April 16, 1971.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "04" is the fourth month of year and the "05" is the
fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
April 4, 1971. This is correct as it precedes the
build date of the car.
This means the motor was intended for a 270hp Corvette with
an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
114865, are stamped on the
engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
A 13 1
"A" is January, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and
"1" is is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine
block was cast on January 13 1971. Which is correct as
it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Left Exhaust Manifold Casting #
The left exhaust manifold has the correct 3846559 casting
Right Exhaust Manifold Casting #
The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3989036 casting
The distributor is correct with 1112050 stamped on the band.
Distributor Date Code
1 C 14
The "1" is the last digit of the colander year, the "C" is
March, and the "14" is the fourteenth day of the month
meaning the distributor was produced on March 14, 1971.
"71" is the model year, 1971, and the "K" indicates that this
transmission is intended for a 270hp Corvette, which is a
correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code
"456" is a date code indicating the 456 day starting from
January first of the calendar year in which the model year was
first produced, in this case 1970. So the transmission was made
on the 456th day starting from Jan 1, 1970, which is April 1,
The first "N" denotes January and
the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the driver's side window was
made in January of 1971.
The first "N" denotes January and
the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the passenger's side window
was made in January of 1971.
The first "N" denotes January and
the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the pop out rear window was
made in January of 1971.
information obtained from Alan L. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
is in absolutely beautiful driver condition. As one can
see in the photos
the paint has dazzling gloss, deep
shine, and smooth finish.
The chrome bumpers
and other brightwork on the car look splendid with no rust or
cloudiness. Often many Corvettes will have particularly
chipped up front ends, this car does not.
There are no major
imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the
photos. There may be some small imperfections that were
too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really
noticeable from about five or ten feet away.
The wheels are in
great condition with a nice bright finish and no curb rash on
the beauty rings. The tires appear to have about 70% tread
As one can see in the photos below of the
car on a lift, the underside is also very clean and tidy.
You will also notice that this car has no rust issues.
The frame is
totally solid with no rust in front of the rear tire and I have
seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield.
The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the
Please note that the "Astro
Ventilation" door glass, and even the pop out rear window are
date coded and original as each piece predate the car's body
build date of April 16, 1971 (I16). Original glass
is a good indication that this car has had no major accident
and never sustained significant damage.
The black interior of the Corvette looks
The seats look almost brand new with no
rips, splits seams, or signs of wear.
They are not worn
in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.
The carpet throughout the car is
also in like new condition with no stains, rips,
There is one small spot on the carpet over the rear storage
compartments, which is
visible in a multiple photos. As you can seen it the
photos it is hardly noticeable.
The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun
The door panels
look like new with no cracks or splits.
The aftermarket stereo works well. This car has not been
smoked in; there is no aroma whatsoever. Corvette
interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition
of this interior
is a testament
to the meticulous care this car has received.
interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
This car is in seems to be in
very good mechanical condition and all of the accessories work.
It is an exceptional driver that feels great
on the road and at highway speeds.
There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It
starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well.
The transmission shifts well throughout the power band.
Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed
as one can see in the photos. There
is a little bit of play in the steering.
The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, all
the obvious exception of the clock),
wipers, blower for the heater and a/c, and even the air
conditioning blows cold.
The entire vacuum
system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from
both their respective switches on the dash and override
switches. The wiper door will occasionally momentarily pop
up and go right back down. As with most 1968-71 Corvettes
the fiber optics are not totally functional. This Corvette
has plenty of power and is very fast.
enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive
this car, especially with the t-tops out on a beautiful day.
Overall this Corvette is in magnificent
condition. It is truly one of the nicest 1971 Corvettes on
the market right now in this price range. The suburb
paint, interior, and superior overall condition make this
Corvette especially important and impossible to duplicate for
the price. In my opinion and based on our experience the
"Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible in
the entire Corvette market right now. The "Chrome Bumper"
years have not had the detrimental over inflation that the mid
year Corvettes have suffered from. They are all solid
investments for a collector. Cars like this are the
Barrett Jackson stars of the future. 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 email or
call with any questions.
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 on Earth.
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.