1971 Chevrolet Corvette

$48,900

Price
$48,900
Engine Size
454ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
49,470
Vin
194671S101716
Stock
900912
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $673 /year insurance
Price
$48,900
Engine Size
454ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
49,470
Vin
194671S101716
Stock
900912
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $673 /year insurance

Conv, #'s Match, LS5 454ci, STUNNING CONDITION, Red/Black, Both Tops, LOW MILES

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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 completely numbers matching 1971 Big Block Corvette Stingray Convertible in absolutely fantastic condition and with the original high performance 454ci LS5 engine and only 49,470 original miles. This Stingray is verified as an authentic and original big block LS5 by the original tank sticker (build sheet) that is still with the car and pictured in this ad. The car is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Monza Red (973) over Black Vinyl (403). This iconic color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette shark body style. This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag and the tank sticker. The car also comes with two tops, both the soft-top and a vinyl covered hardtop, which are both pictured in this ad.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the carburetor, distributor, expansion tank, intake manifold, the exhaust manifolds, and even all the windows and glass are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 101716, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable big block Corvette Stingray convertible at an unbeatable value. The big block and convertible body style draw a great premium over the standard small block and coupe body styles. 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 low mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title which shows the mileage as “Actual.” 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 Monza Red exterior is in excellent 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 fantasic condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. Please note that this car still has the original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The BF Goodrich raised white letter tires are virtually brand new and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome looks great as one can see in the photos. The soft top is in terrific condition with no rips, holes, or frayed edges. The rear window is clear and not foggy or yellowed. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are a few tiny imperfections around car that were too faint to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this car is very clean underneath and has 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 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 ALL of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and the windshield, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of September 4, 1973 (B04). Even the rear window on the hardtop is dated correctly. Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black Leather interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in excellent condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The original radio is still in the car, works well, and gets good reception. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for the installation. The door panels are in nice shape overall. The dash and console are in good shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. 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, especially for a convertible, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching 454ci LS5 engine runs well and idles smooth. The car 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 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. Even the original ignition shielding, air cleaner, valve covers, and ignition wires with the correct braded stainless steel shielding are all still in place.

The original radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, horn, and wipers all work. Even very detailed items such as the “Door Ajar” light, “Seat Belt” light, and the “Head Lamp” light on the dash to show that the headlights have risen properly all work properly. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly. Please note that the vacuum system works 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 power from the big block engine and the top down on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1971 LS5 454ci Corvette Stingray Convertible looks fantastic and is in excellent condition and truly an investment grade classic. The big block engine, very low original miles, beautiful color combination, excellent condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this Stingray especially important and very hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially for a rare and particularly desirable models like this LS5, and as one can see, this car is quite correct. There are photos of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, and transmission date code. 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 big block and convertible Stingray models always draw a great premium over the standard counterparts. 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.

item
number
description*

VIN
194671S101716
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette. The "67" is the body style, convertible. 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 1,716th Corvette made for 1971.

Body Build Date
B04
"B" corresponds to September, and the "04" is the forth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is Septmeber 4th, 1970.

Engine Code
T0827
"T" means the engine was built in the Tonawanda, New York Plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "27" is the twenty seventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on August 27th, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CPJ
This means the motor was intended for a 454ci 365hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamping
101716
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 101716, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.

Engine Block Casting Number
3963512
The engine block has a correct 3963512 casting number for a big block 1971 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
H 10 70
"H" is August, 10" is the tenth day of the month, and the "70" is the last digits of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 10th, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Intake Manifold Casting Number
3955287
The Intake manifold has the correct 3955287 stamping for a 454ci 1971 Corvette.

Intake Manifold Casting Date
F 8 70
"F" denotes the month june, "8" is the eighth day of the month and "70" is the last digits of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on June 8th, 1970.

Distributor
1112051
The distributor has the correct 1112051 stamping for a 71 Vette with a 454 and an Automatic transmission.

Distributor Date Code
0 F 10
"0" is the last digit of the calendar year, "F" denotes the month June, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning this Distributor was made on June 10th, 1970.

Carburetor
7041204
The carburetor has the correct 7041204 stamping for a 1971 Corvette with a 454ci V8 and an automatic transmission.

Carburetor Date Code
1980
"198" is the 198th day of 1970, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this Cerburetor was made on July 17th, 1970.

Left Exhaust Manifold Casting Number
3880869
The exhaust manifold is original and correct for a 1971 Corvette equipped with a 454ci V8 with a 3880869 Stamping.

Right Exhaust Manifold Casting Number
3880828
The exhaust manifold is original and correct for a 1971 Corvette equipped with a 454ci V8 with a 3880828 Stamping.

Expansion Tank
3016340
The expansion tank has the correct 3016340 stamping for a 1971 Corvette.

Expansion Tank Date Code
70 H
"70" denotes the last 2 digits of the calendar year, and "H" denotes the month August, meaning this expansion tank was made in august of 1970.

Transmission
71-CS
"71" represents the model year 1971, "C" denotes the chevrolet division, and "S" means it was for a 454ci Corvette.

Transmission Date Code
225
The date code for the 1971 Model year starts from the first day of 1970 so this transmission is dated august 13th, 1970, which is correct as is predates the build date of the car.

Transmission VIN stamping
101716
The transmission has the correct last six digits of the VIN stamped on the casing 101716

Rear Differential
AW W 244 2
The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with Positraction. The "W" is the plant where the rear end was produced, Warren, MI. The "244" is the 244th day of the year. The "2" is the shift in which the rear end was made so this rear differential was made on Septemeber 1, 1970 during the second shift.

Windshield
LT
The "L" is March and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in March of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Driver's 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.

Passenger 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.

Rear Window (Hard-Top)
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.

exterior color code

973
Monza Red

interior color code

403
Black

 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

19467
Corvette Convertible

C07
Auxillary Hardtop

C08
Vinyl Covering (For Hardtop)

J50
Power Brakes

LS5
454ci, 365hp Engine

M40
Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

N40
Power Steering

U69
AM-FM Radio

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
454ci V8

Body

Body Color
Monza Red (973)
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
49,470

Interior

Interior Color
Black
exterior color code
973 Monza Red
interior color code
403 Black

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
C07 Auxillary Hardtop
C08 Vinyl Covering (For Hardtop)
J50 Power Brakes
LS5 454ci, 365hp Engine
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio
item number description*
VIN 194671S101716 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette. The "67" is the body style, convertible. 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 1,716th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date B04 "B" corresponds to September, and the "04" is the forth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is Septmeber 4th, 1970.
Engine Code T0827 "T" means the engine was built in the Tonawanda, New York Plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "27" is the twenty seventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on August 27th, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CPJ This means the motor was intended for a 454ci 365hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 101716 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 101716, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3963512 The engine block has a correct 3963512 casting number for a big block 1971 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date H 10 70 "H" is August, 10" is the tenth day of the month, and the "70" is the last digits of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 10th, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3955287 The Intake manifold has the correct 3955287 stamping for a 454ci 1971 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date F 8 70 "F" denotes the month june, "8" is the eighth day of the month and "70" is the last digits of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on June 8th, 1970.
Distributor 1112051 The distributor has the correct 1112051 stamping for a 71 Vette with a 454 and an Automatic transmission.
Distributor Date Code 0 F 10 "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, "F" denotes the month June, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning this Distributor was made on June 10th, 1970.
Carburetor 7041204 The carburetor has the correct 7041204 stamping for a 1971 Corvette with a 454ci V8 and an automatic transmission.
Carburetor Date Code 1980 "198" is the 198th day of 1970, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this Cerburetor was made on July 17th, 1970.
Left Exhaust Manifold Casting Number 3880869 The exhaust manifold is original and correct for a 1971 Corvette equipped with a 454ci V8 with a 3880869 Stamping.
Right Exhaust Manifold Casting Number 3880828 The exhaust manifold is original and correct for a 1971 Corvette equipped with a 454ci V8 with a 3880828 Stamping.
Expansion Tank 3016340 The expansion tank has the correct 3016340 stamping for a 1971 Corvette.
Expansion Tank Date Code 70 H "70" denotes the last 2 digits of the calendar year, and "H" denotes the month August, meaning this expansion tank was made in august of 1970.
Transmission 71-CS "71" represents the model year 1971, "C" denotes the chevrolet division, and "S" means it was for a 454ci Corvette.
Transmission Date Code 225 The date code for the 1971 Model year starts from the first day of 1970 so this transmission is dated august 13th, 1970, which is correct as is predates the build date of the car.
Transmission VIN stamping 101716 The transmission has the correct last six digits of the VIN stamped on the casing 101716
Rear Differential AW W 244 2 The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with Positraction. The "W" is the plant where the rear end was produced, Warren, MI. The "244" is the 244th day of the year. The "2" is the shift in which the rear end was made so this rear differential was made on Septemeber 1, 1970 during the second shift.
Windshield LT The "L" is March and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in March of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's 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.
Passenger 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.
Rear Window (Hard-Top) 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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