$23,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1971

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
N40 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
972 Classic White
interior color code
417 Saddle Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   46,475 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194371S106892
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 very proud to offer this numbers matching 1971 Corvette in excellent condtion. This Stingray looks stunning, runs great, and drives awesome. It is finished in the highly desirable combination of Classic White (972) over Saddle Vinyl (417). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag,. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN 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. The very low mileage is verified as original not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, also pictured below, that shows the mileage as "Actual."

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. It is exceptionally rare to find a Corvette from this era with low mileage. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on "chrome bumper" C3 Corvettes from 1968-1972 is absolutely red hot right now, out of those years we have found the 1969 and 1972 to be most desirable. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of this Corvette.

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 on any Corvette 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.

 
item number description*
VIN 194371S106892 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 6,892nd Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date F18 "F" corresponds to January, and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is January 18, 1971.
Engine Code V1201 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "12" is the twelfth month of year and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 1, 1970.  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 Stamp 106892 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 106892, 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 H 31 0 "H" is August, "31" is the thirty-first day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 31, 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3973469 The intake manifold block has the correct 3973469 casting number, which is correct for a 270hp Corvette and was only used in 1971.
Intake Manifold Casting Date I 14 0 "I" is September, "14" is the fourteenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on September 14, 1970.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor is original and correct for a 1971 270hp Corvette with a 1112050 stamping on the band.
Distributor Date Code 0H25 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on August 25, 1970. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Date Code 372 The assembly 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 "372" is the 372nd day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission is dated January 7, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 106892 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 106892, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Starter 1108430 The starter has the correct 1108430 number for a 1971 Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Rear Differential AW W 344 E 2 The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The "344" is the 344th 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 December 10, 1970 in Warren, MI during the second shift.
Windshield VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970.
Driver's Window VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970.
Passenger Window VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970.
Rear Window GT The "G" is April and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in April of 1970.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Classic White exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are some touch ups, checking, discoloration, and other blemishes that are visible in the photos and some that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. It would be best if any perspective buyer could view the car in person and see the paint. The previous owner said that he purchased this Corvette out of Arizona so being a western car from a dry climate with no winter the underside is particularly clean. This Corvette has ABSOLUTLEY 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 on the "A" pillars. We have included many photos of the underside to show how nice it looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows, the windshield, and even the pop-out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of January 18, 1971 (F18). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Saddle vinyl in this Corvette is in wonderful condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams or excessive wear. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio is still with the car and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured below showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The spare is still with the car as well. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs great. The car is an awesome 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 drives great and the car performs quite well overall. As one can observe in the video, the car initially goes into high idle as it should and after a couple of minutes it properly goes into normal low idle with when the gas pedal is pressed. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos with the original air cleaner and upper ignition shielding.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, exterior lights, interior lights, and power windows. Even very detailed items like the "Seat Belt" light, the "Door Ajar" light, and "Headlamp Light" work as one can see in the video. The a/c works and blows cold. One can see the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. Also, the a/c has been converted to the newer style r134 Freon. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds but high. Most of the fiber optics work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 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.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1971 Corvette is in excellent driver condition. 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 very low miles, the condition, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. The title shows the mileage as actual, but we have no other documentation to verify the mileage as original. 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 a ten 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/fpYOdEVz6FA .
 

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.

 

warranty

  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.

 



 




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