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 glad to offer this
matching 1971 Corvette Coupe in terrific driver condition and loaded
with options such as air conditioning, power steering, power brakes,
rear window defroster, and factory "custom" interior trim. This Corvette looks
runs well, and drives great. This Corvette's engine "Numbers Matching"
the last six
digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured
below, and the engine is original to the car.
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 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is
absolutely red hot right now and on the rise.
Please peruse all
of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below
to get a true sense of how nice 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 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 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
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 4,556th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date
"E" corresponds to December, and the "19" is the
day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
December 19, 1970.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "09" is the ninth month of year and the
"10" is the
tenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
September 10, 1970. 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
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
104556, are stamped on
the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a
small block 1971
Engine Block Casting Date
H 6 0
August, the "6" is the sixth day of the month, and
the "0" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
August 6, 1970.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
The distributor is correct and original with a 1112050
stamping on the band.
Distributor Date Code
0 J 3
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J"
denotes September, and "3" is the third day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on September 3, 1970. This
is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exterior Color Code
The code "983" indicates Brands Hatch Green.
Interior Trim Code
The code "403" indicates black leather.
Transmission Main Case 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
The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The
"1" indicates the model year, 1971. The "T" is the
month of the year and the "10" is the tenth day of the
month. The "A" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear
ratio, 2.52:1 Wide Ratio. So this is a Muncie Wide Ratio
4-Speed transmission that was assembled on December 10, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
104556, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this car.
The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
LR W 336 E1
The "LR" indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio with positraction.
The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The
"336" is the 336th day of the year. The "E" is the source of
the positraction, Eaton, and the "1" is the shift so the
rear differential was made on December 2, 1970 in Warren, MI
during the first shift.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
exterior is in great 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 wheels and center
caps are in excellent condition with a great finish and no curb
rash. The Goodyear Eagle tires have about 80% tread left. The chrome and other
bright work shows well overall for a driver. The car has a big
block style hood with with a black trimmed center section and
red pinstripe that looks great on the car. There are a few
blemishes around car that were too tiny to show up in pictures,
but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or
ten feet away. There is a blemish in the paint on the left front
fender with a specific photo below and and an area on the right
The underside of the car is clean the frame is totally solid
around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire. We have
included many photos of the underside to show how good it looks.
black interior of the Corvette is in good condition. The
seats look just in person just as they do in the photos.
There is some wear in the typical area where the driver gets
in and out.
The carpet is in nice condition as well with
no holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is
often neglected. The radio works and most importantly it is
a Corvette Specific unit made fro this car so the dash has
never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The dash is in great shape with no fading or
sun damage, there is one little crack on the right speaker
grill that was too small to
show up in the photos. The jack and spare are no longer with
This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time and runs well. The car is a 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 there are no strange noises or vibrations and the
car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not
overheat. The transmission shifts well, does not pop out of
gear, and the shifter is tight. The clutch feels good. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite
fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.
The air conditioning works and blows cold. The blower motor for the a/c and heater works on all speeds.
All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock
and the oil pressure gauge.
The speedometer works, but the odometer does not.
Some of the fiber optic system works. The headlights work, but
the vacuum for the headlights and wipers does not work. 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.
on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We
consistently receive many questions about the purpose of
this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The
sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light
monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the
exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights,
etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a
burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has
an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on
the center console. There are nine small indicators on
the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When
the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber
optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator
on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the
cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the
center console, or if there is a break in a connection
or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer
works. As one can image, over time this is very common.
Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in
very nice driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important
in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is
quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp
on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date,
transmission assembly date, and transmission VIN stamp. 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. 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 an eleven 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.