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 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
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
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.
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 11,281st Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date
"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.
"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.
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,
113281, 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 3790011 casting number a
Engine Block Casting Date
B 1 1
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
Intake Manifold Casting Number
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.
The band on the distributor has the correct 1112050 number
for a 1972 Corvette.
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.
Please note that this car has a very rare
and original Quadrajet produced by Carter.
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
Carburetor Date Stamp
The "B" is February and "2" is the last digit of the
calendar year so the carburetor was made in February of
Transmission Main Cast Casting #
The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661
Transmission Tail Housing Casting #
The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3979764
Transmission Side Cover Casting #
The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3979764
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
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
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.
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
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, 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 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.
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.