$18,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
J50 Power Brakes
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed Manual
Odometer:   77,605
Engine:   350 ci V8 #'s Matching
VIN:   194371S111042
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 numbers matching 1971 Corvette in excellent condition with a 4-speed transmission.  This car looks amazing, runs great, and is an awesome driver.  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 with minimal work and effort.  It gets a ton of attention going down the road.  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 194371S111042 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 March of 1971.
Body Build Date H01 "H" corresponds to March, and the 01 is the first day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is March 1, 1971.
Engine Code V0209 "V" means the engine was built in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "09" is the ninth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 9, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CJL This means the motor was intended for a 270hp Corvette with an manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 111042 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 111042, 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 B 4 1 "B" is February, "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "1" is is the last digit of the calendar year.  So the engine block was cast on February 4 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 A 6 The "1" is the last digit of the colander year, the "A" is January, and the "6" is the sixth day of the month meaning the distributor was produced on January 6, 1971.
Alternator 1100950 The alternator is correct with a 1100950 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 0 M 22 The "0" is the last digit of the colander year, the "M" is December, and the "22" is the twenty-second day of the month meaning the alternator was produced on December 22, 1970.
Transmission Main Case Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Extension Housing
Casting #
3978764 The extension housing of the transmission has the correct 3978764 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P 1 T 16 A "P" indicates that it is a Muncie transmission. "1" signifies the model year, 1971. "T" means December and 16 is the sixteenth day of the month. "A" means this is a wide ratio M20.  The transmission date is December 16, 1970.
Bell Housing Casting # 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Windshield NN The first "N" denotes January and the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the windshield was made in January of 1971.
Driver's Window XU The "X" denotes February and the "U" denotes 1973 meaning the driver's side window was made in January of 1971.
Passenger's Window VT The "V" denotes December and the "T" denotes 1970 meaning the passenger's side window was made in December of 1970.
Rear Window VT The "V" denotes December and the "T" denotes 1970 meaning the rear window was made in December of 1970.
Left Front Wheel Stamping K 1 1  1  13 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first"1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made for 1971.  The third "1" is the first month of the year and "13" is the thirteenth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on January 13, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1971 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel Stamping K 1 2  8  11 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "2" means they were made in 1972.  "8" is the eighth month of the year and "11" is the eleventh day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on August 11, 1972.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel Stamping K 1 1  1  21 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first"1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made for 1971.  The third "1" is the first month of the year and "21" is the twenty-first day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on January 21, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1971 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel Stamping K 1 1  1  22 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first"1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made for 1971.  The third "1" is the first month of the year and "22" is the twenty-second day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on January 22, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1971 Corvette.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The red exterior is in nice driver condition.  As one can see in the photos, the paint has nice gloss, good shine, and smooth finish.  The chrome bumpers and other brightwork on the car show well for the most part.  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 blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away.  This car does have some rust.  The tires appear to have about 70% tread left.  The pin stripping is a nice compliment to the bright red paintwork.

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

 

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 very nice condition with no major stains, rips, or holes.  The dash is in wonderful condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage.  The door panels look great with no cracks or splits.  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 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 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 car shifts well and the clutch feels good.  The brakes do not pull.  Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos.  The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, and blower for the heater.  The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and override switches.  As with most 1968-71 Corvettes the fiber optic light monitoring system is not totally functional.  The speedometer works fine, but the odometer does not work.  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 4-speed transmission and 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.  

The system is very fragile and almost every driver quality Corvette we receive from 1968 through  1971 has at least some of the fiber optics tat are no longer functional.  The system was so temperamental and unnecessary that it was only used on Corvettes from 1968-1971 and was deleted by Chevrolet for the Corvette in 1972.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in great driver condition.  It is a great value and we have priced it to sell.  This car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  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 value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years.  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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