Price
$26,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
27,885
Vin
194371S103109
Stock
900875

#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Red/Black, A/C, PS, PB, Priced to Sell!!

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic condition. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car in finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of bright red over black. This Stingray is loaded with great options such as air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and tilt/telescopic steering column.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching” meaning the engine in the car is the same one that was installed into the car in the factory in St. Louis. The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable classic Corvette Stingray 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. The clear Ohio title states that the mileage of 27,890 as original and actual and is pictured in this ad. 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.

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.

Exterior

The red exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. The rally wheels and center caps are in great condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. Please note that this Stingray has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The General white letter tires are literally brand new with less than 10 miles on them. They are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few tiny blemishes around car and some hairline cracks that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. This car has no rust issues, as one can see in the many photos of the underside and in the video this car is very clean underneath. The frame is solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evident of corrosion around the windshield or “birdcage” area, which is the most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the pop-out rear window, are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of December 3, 1970 (E03). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

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

Interior

The black interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look almost new with no excessive wear or split seams. The seats are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is in also in nice condition overall with no stains and showing just a small amount of wear. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The original radio sounds great and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The door panels are in fantastic condition, there are no cracks in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. The dash and console are in good shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The car has an aftermarket radio that was specifically made for this model Corvette, most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for the installation. The dash and console are in good shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. Please note that both shoulder belts work and retract properly. The seat belt retractors are a very common problem on this era Corvette and something most buyers do not think to check. 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.

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

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching engine starts every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on 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 vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. The car runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, indicators, horn, and wipers all work. The a/c works and blows cold. One can see the compressor turning on and engaging properly in the video. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds but high. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly. Please note that the vacuum system work properly from both the respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. 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 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 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.

This Stingray runs and drives as well as it looks.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1971 Corvette looks fantastic. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. There are photos of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, and engine assembly date. 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 title shows the mileage of 27,890 as actual, but we have no other documentation to verify the mileage. 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.

item
number
description

VIN
194371S103109
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette. The "37" is the body style, coupe. The sixth digit, "0," 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 3,109th Corvette made for 1971.

Body Build Date
E 03
"E" corresponds to December, and the "03" is the third day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is December 3rd, 1970.

Engine Code
V1201
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "12" is the last month of year and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 1st, 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 Stamping
103109
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 103109, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.

Engine Block Casting Number
3970010
The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
K 26 0
"K" is November, "26" is the Twenty-sixth day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on November 26th, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Rear Differential
LRW33I2
The Rear differential has the correct LRW33I2 Stamping.

Driver's Window
TT
The "T" is August and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in August of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window
TT
The "T" is August and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in August of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
UT
The "u" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

rpo code
description

19437
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

C60
Air Conditioning

J50
Power Brakes

M40
Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Wheel

N40
Power Steering

PU9
White Letter Tires

U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
27,885

Interior

Interior Color
Black
rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Wheel
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U79 AM-FM Stereo Radio
item number description
VIN 194371S103109 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette. The "37" is the body style, coupe. The sixth digit, "0," 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 3,109th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date E 03 "E" corresponds to December, and the "03" is the third day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is December 3rd, 1970.
Engine Code V1201 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "12" is the last month of year and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 1st, 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 Stamping 103109 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 103109, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date K 26 0 "K" is November, "26" is the Twenty-sixth day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on November 26th, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Rear Differential LRW33I2 The Rear differential has the correct LRW33I2 Stamping.
Driver's Window TT The "T" is August and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in August of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window TT The "T" is August and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in August of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window UT The "u" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 

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