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 a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this
beautiful 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic condition with
the Muncie 4-Speed manual transmission. This Corvette looks great,
drives great, and runs extremely strong with a factory GM
Performance crate engine. The
car has received a "Frame On" restoration with newer paint, a fully
restored interior, the newer crate engine, and a
transmission rebuild. There are two engines that go with the sale of
this Corvette, the crate engine in the car now and the original
numbers matching engine. The car is loaded
with options such as power windows, power steering, power brakes, and
tilt-telescopic steering column. This Corvette's comes with the
original "Numbers Matching" engine with the last six
digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured
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.
This Corvette has the best of both works with the engine, it
has the better performance, reliability, durability, and
speed from the GM crate engine along with the added value
and originality from the original engine. Currently
installed in the car is a GM Performance crate engine that
was brand new and installed a few years ago. The previous
owner said that the car has been driven less than 5,000
miles since the installation. It is a factory GM Performance
engine with 4-bolt mains and high flow heads; the
information and engine specifications are pictured below.
The GM part number is: 19210007.
is the link to the engine on GM Performance website. The
current price for the engine without intake, carburetor, or
exhaust manifolds is $3,176.00. This car has an
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold, Edelbrock Carburetor,
and headers. Very importantly, also included with the car is
the original numbers matching engine that was installed in
the car new.
Along with the documentation and invoice for from the GM
crate engine, there are dozens of receipts pictured below
for maintenance and repairs for the car over the years. The
receipts total over $11,000 spent on the car, which does not
include the money spent on the paintjob by the pervious
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 13,774th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date
"I" corresponds to April, and the "1" is the
day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
April 1, 1971.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "03" is the third month of year and the
"16" is the
sixteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
March 16, 1971. 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
Crate Engine Part Number
The GM Performance Crate engine has a 19210007 part number.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
113774, 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
C 13 1
March, the "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and
the "1" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
March 13, 1971.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Cylinder Head Left Casting Number
The left cylinder head a 3973487 casting number.
Cylinder Head Left Casting Date
C 10 1
"C" is March, the "10" is the tenth day of the month, and
the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the
cylinder head was cast on March 10, 1971. Which is correct
as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Cylinder Head Right Casting Number
The right cylinder head a 973487 casting number.
Cylinder Head Right Casting Date
A 27 1
"A" is January, the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the
month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so
the cylinder head was cast on January 27, 1971. Which is
correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold Left
The left hand exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number,
which was used on 1971 Corvettes.
Exhaust Manifold Right
The right hand exhaust manifold has a 3989036 casting
number, which was used on 1971 Corvettes.
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 "C" is the
month of the year and the "15" is the fifteenth 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 March 15, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
113774, 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.
The Harrison aluminum expansion tank has the correct 3016340
stamping for a 1971 Corvette
LR W 74 E 2
The "LR" indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio with positraction.
The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The
"74" is the 74th day of the year. The "E" is the source of
the positraction, Eaton, and the "2" is the shift so the
rear differential was made on March 15, 1971 in Warren, MI
during the second 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. The chrome and other bright work shows very well
overall. The wheels and center
caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and no curb
rash. The BF Goodrich tires have about 80% tread left. There are a few
blemishes around car and some sanding marks visible in the
photos and some other very small spots that were too tiny to show up in pictures,
but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or
ten feet away. 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 looks absolutely superb. The
seats look virtually brand new with no split seems, rips, or
signs of wear. The carpet is also in like-new condition with
no tears, holes, or stains. This included the rear carpet
which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and
crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash and console are in
terrific condition with no fading or sun damage. The radio
sounds great and is a modern unit with CD player. The door
panels are in great condition with no cracks or wear. The
jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored
correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured below.
There is also a spare tire with the car. This Corvette has
not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes
This Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs fabulous
with the newer GM crate engine. As stated above, there are over
$11,000 in receipts with the car so it is well sorted
mechanically. 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 and was
also replaced during the engine swap. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is
very quick, it is much quicker than with the stock engine. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.
The horn works as do the wipers, indicators, all
interior and exterior lights, and the blower for the
heater on all speeds. All of the gauges work and even
the clock keeps time. The entire vacuum system for the
headlights and wiper door works correctly from both
their respective switches on the dash and the override
switches. The entire operation from both switches can be
viewed in the video below.
There is some gear noise audible in the video.
Some of the fiber optic system works. 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
fantastic driver condition. It has the best of both
worlds with the performance and reliability of the crate
engine along with the originality of the accompanying
numbers matching original engine. 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,
engine block casting number,
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 twelve 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 more than happy to assist
with shipping of the car, but unfortunately we cannot assist
with shipping of the extra engine. Shipping, loading, and all
transport of the original engine is the full responsibility of
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.