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 nice driver condition and absolutely
priced to sell. It has only 68,570 original miles and is loaded
with options such as air conditioning, power steering, power brakes,
power windows, and tilt/telescopic steering column. This Corvette looks
runs great, and drives well. 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. The transmission is
also original with VIN stamp on the main case. The Mille Miglia Red
(973) over Black (403) color combination looks great on the car and
is original, verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below.
We are offering an
excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette model at an
unbeatable value. The market on C3 "chrome bumper" Corvettes
from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the
rise; one could easily buy this car now and sell it for more
than the purchase price in years to come.
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 9,287th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date
"G" corresponds to February, and the "09" is the
ninth day of
the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
February 9, 1971.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "02" is the second month of year and the
"18" is the
eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
February 18, 1971.
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette
with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
109287, 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
L 11 0
December, the "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and
the "0" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
December 11, 1970.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
The distributor is original and correct for a 1969 Corvette
with a 1111490 stamping on the band around the base.
Distributor Date Code
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "M"
denotes December, and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on December 16, 1970. This
is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold has a correct 3973469 casting number a
small block 270hp 1971 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
E 11 0
"L" is December, the "11" is the eleventh day of the month,
and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the
intake manifold was cast on December 11, 1970. Which is
correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
The "71" is the model year, 1971. The "C" means the
transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K"
means is was intended for a 350ci Corvette, which is correct
for this car.
Transmission Date Code
The assembly date code for the 1971 model year starts with
the first day of the calendar year in 1968 and continues
through the calendar year in 1971. This means "394" is
the394th day starting with January 1, 1968, which indicates
the transmission is dated January 29, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 109287, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this car.
LR W 12 E 1
The "LR" is a code that indicates a 3.36:1 rear axle
with positraction. The "W" is he plant where it was produced.
The "12" is the twelfth day of the month. The "E" is the
source of the positraction, Eaton. The "1" is the shift in
which the rear end was made. This means the differential was
made in Warren, MI on January 12, 1971 during the first
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Miglia Red exterior is in
good driver condition. As one can
see in the photos, the finish has fine gloss, smooth finish, and
deep shine. The wheels and
center caps are in good condition with a great finish. The
BF Goodrich tires have about 80% tread left. The chrome and
other bright work shows well overall for a driver. There are
some imperfections around the car that are visible in the
photos. 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. The left door glass
could be adjusted to fit better. This car has no rust issues.
The frame is
totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear
tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the
windshield or "birdcage." These are the most notorious spots for
rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included many photos of the
underside to show how great it looks.
The Black interior of the Corvette is in decent original
condition. The seats look in person just as they do in the
photos with some split seams and typical wear for its age.
Please note that these appear to be the original seats and
skins. The carpet is in nice condition as well with no holes
or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often
neglected. The radio works. The dash is in good shape with no fading or
sun damage, there are two very small spots in the center
that are visible in the photos.
This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time and runs well. The car is an good
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. There is no blue smoke when
starting or driving. The car runs cool and does not
overheat. The transmission shifts well. 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.
Please note that the car still has he correct and original air
cleaner, valve covers, and upper ignition shielding. The horn
works as do the indicators, exterior lights, and power windows.
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 speedo has a squeak as one can hear in the video.
Some of the fiber optic system works. There is some play in the
steering wheel. The entire vacuum system
for the headlights and wiper door works; their
complete operation can be viewed in the
video. The wipers work with the door raised by the switch under
the dash. 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
wonderful 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 VIN stamp, transmission assembly date, and
the rear end code. This car does have a
"Salvage-Rebuilt" title. According to the
the car was originally sold in Texas. In the early 1980's
the car was stolen and quickly found. After the car was
recovered it was deemed a "theft-recovery" and the title was branded as salvage
for that reason. 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 thirteen 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.