$20,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
--- Factory "Custom" Interior Trim
C50 Rear Window Defroster
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   57,498 (Nonactual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S104556
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 glad to offer this beautiful numbers 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 good, runs well, and drives great. This Corvette's engine "Numbers Matching" with 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.

 

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 194371S104556 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 E19 "E" corresponds to December, and the "19" is the nineteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is December 19, 1970.
Engine Code V0910 "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.
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 Stamping 104556 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 3970010 The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date H 6 0 "H" is 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 engine.
Distributor 1112050 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 983 The code "983" indicates Brands Hatch Green.
Interior Trim Code 403 The code "403" indicates black leather.
Transmission Main Case 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 P1T10A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "1" indicates the model year, 1971. The "T" is the December 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 104556 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.
Bell Housing 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
Rear Differential 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.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Red 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 door. 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.

 

Interior

The 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 the car.


Mechanical

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.

A note 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 Condition

 

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.

 

vehicle video

 


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:
https://youtu.be/ASNa-WpOXmQ .
 

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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