$21,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A85 Shoulder Belts
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

exterior color code
987 Ontario Orange
interior color code
400 Black

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   24,576
Engine:   350 ci V8 #'s Matching
VIN:   194371S114865
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 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. 
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 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.

 

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 194371S114865 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 I16 "I" corresponds to April, and the 16 is the sixteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is April 16, 1971.
Engine Code V0405 "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.
Suffix Code CJK This means the motor was intended for a 270hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 114865 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 3970010 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 # 3846559 The left exhaust manifold has the correct 3846559 casting number. 
Right Exhaust Manifold Casting # 3989036 The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3989036 casting number. 
Distributor 1112050 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.
Transmission 71 CK "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 "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, 1971.
Driver's Window NN The first "N" denotes January and the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the driver's side window was made in January of 1971.
Passenger's Window NN The first "N" denotes January and the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the passenger's side window was made in January of 1971.
Rear Window NN The first "N" denotes January and the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the pop out rear window was made in January of 1971.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The orange exterior 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 left.  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 photos.

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 history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

 

The black interior of the Corvette looks splendid.  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, or holes.  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 damage.  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

 

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

 

Mechanical

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 gauges (with 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.  Not 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
Condition

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

 



 

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