$21,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
-- Factory "Custom" Interior Trim (Leather)
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydrmatic Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
905 Nevada Silver
interior color code
403 Black Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   63,030 (Nonactual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S113281
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 proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1971 Corvette in excellent driver condition. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a spectacular driver that feels great out on the road. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Nevada Silver (905) over Black Leather (403). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. I have personally put over 50 miles on this car over the past month and during that time it was completely reliable and ran great. 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 Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the "chrome bumper" cars from 1968-1972. 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.

The previous owners of this car were a couple from a small town in Ohio. They were dedicated Corvette enthusiast that thoroughly enjoyed this car and lovingly cared for it. During their ownership they had the car repainted the said they had the engine rebuilt. Included with the car are over a dozen awards they won at a car shows over the years with this Corvette. Also included is A TON of documentation containing the original Protect-O-Plate (POP), the original purchase order from Jake Sweeny Chevrolet in Cincinnati where the care was sold new, newspaper articles about this car and this couple that owned it, original owners manual, and dozens if not hundreds of receipts and maintenance records. There is literally a 2 inch thick folder, which is pictured below. The gentleman that purchased this car brand new owned it for 40 years until 2001, There are some service records dating back to the 1970's.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning that the engine that is in the car now is the same one that was installed in the car new at the factory. The last six digits of the VIN, 113281, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below.

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 194371S113281 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 11,281st Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date H26 "H" corresponds to March, and the "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 26, 1971.
Engine Code V0310 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 10, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CJK This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 113281 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 113281, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970011 The engine block has a correct 3790011 casting number a 1971 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date B 1 1 "B" is February, "1" is the first day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 1, 1971.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake has the correct 3973469 casting number for a 1971 Corvette. Please note that this intake was only used on Corvettes for 1971.
Intake Manifold Casting Date C 4 1 "C" is March, "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on March 4, 1971.
Distributor 1112050 The band on the distributor has the correct 1112050 number for a 1972 Corvette.
Distributor Date 1B6 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "6" is the sixth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 6, 1971. This is correct it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor

Please note that this car has a very rare and original Quadrajet produced by Carter.
7042203 The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from 1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "2," is the model year, 1972. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL Quadrajet carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car such as this. This is the correct carburetor for a 1972 L48 Corvette with a manual transmission.
Carburetor Date Stamp B2 The "B" is February and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the carburetor was made in February of 1972.
Transmission Main Cast Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting # 3978764 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3979764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3979764 casting number.
Transmission CK-71 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 442 The assemble date code for the 1971 model year starts with the first day of the calendar year in 1970 and continues through the calendar year in 1971. This means "240" is the 240th day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission is dated March 18, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 113281 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 113281, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
All Four Wheel Rally Wheels K 1 1 3 10 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 the 1971 model year. The "3" is the third month of the year and "10" is the tenth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on February 15, 1972. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Drivers Window LN The "L" denotes March and the "N" denotes 1971 meaning the driver's side window was made in March of 1971. This is correct as it predates the body build date.
Passenger Window NN The first "N" denotes January and the second "N" denotes 1971 meaning the passenger side window was made in January of 1971. This is correct as it predates the body build date.
Rear Window AT The "A" denotes September and the "T" denotes 1970 meaning the rear window was made in September of 1970. This is correct as it predates the body build date.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Silver exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fantastic gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The previous owner said that he had the car repainted about 4 years ago and it still looks nice. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in nice condition with a great finish and no burb rash on the beauty rings. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks great overall with no major pitting. There are a few small imperfections that are noticeable in the photos. There are some other faint blemishes in the paint that were too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away. We have included many photos of the underside of the car.

This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the "Astro Ventilation" side glass on this car and even the pop out rear window are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 26, 1971 (H26). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in great condition. The seats look in person just as they do in the photos with no excessive wear, just some general signs of use of the years. The dash and console are in terrific shape with no fading, cracks, or sun damage. The door panels are in good original condition overall. The radio gets good reception and most importantly the dash was never cut or modified for the aftermarket installation. The carpet appears to be original and is a little thin in spots, but overall looks pretty good as one can see in the photos. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes. Also, please note that the shoulder belts on both sides retract properly. This is a very common problem on this era Corvette and a small, but very important, detail most buyers do not think to check. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear well over time and the nice condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received by its previous owners.

The interior looks as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition; as stated above I have driven this car over 50 miles in the past month it performed great. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The car is an 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 it shifts well and the car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The brakes do pull a bit to the left under hard braking and there is a little occasional groan from the rear of the car at speed. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and override switches; their operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. The wipers themselves work. The blower motor for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c itself works and one can view the a/c compressor engaging properly in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. 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.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in great driver condition. It comes with a massive amount of significant and valuable documentation. 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, and transmission codes. 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.

The originality, the great extent to which numbers match, and beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. They are secure and wise 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 thirteen 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/X8VLpK5Eevc .
 

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.

 

 



 

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