Price
$22,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
9,970
Vin
194371S114483
Stock
114483

#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Bridgehampton Blue/Dark Blue, 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 driver condition. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing in Blue/Blue. The Bridgehampton Blue (979) over Dark Blue (412) color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette shark body style. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN 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 as well.

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. 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 Bridgehampton Blue exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The wheels and center caps are in great condition with a nice finish. Please note that this Stingray has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires have about 95% tread left. There are some blemishes visible in the photos on the right front fender as well as a few very tiny blemishes and blotchy spots around car that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. 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 April 13, 1971 (I13). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Dark Blue interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look almost new with no excessive wear, holes 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 great condition with no stains or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The modern radio sounds great and most importantly it is Corvette specific unit made for this car so 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 fading or sun damage. There is a crack in the common area on the left speaker grill. The spare is still with the car. 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 right away 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 or strange noises 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. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The original valve covers, air cleaner, and even the upper ignition shielding is still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, interior lights, horn, wipers, and indicators. 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 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, which runs sporadically. 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.

This Stingray runs and drives as well as it looks.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1971 Corvette looks fantastic. The beautiful original 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 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 date, and transmission VIN stamp. 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. 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
194371S114483
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, "0," indicates the model year, 1970. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 8,303rd Corvette made for 1970.

Body Build Date
I13
"I" corresponds to April, and the "13" is the thirteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is April 13, 1971.

Engine Code
V0323
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 23, 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
114483
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 114483, 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 1972 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
C 10 1
"C" is March, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 10, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Transmission
71-CK
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 Corvette with a 350ci engine, which is correct for this car.

Transmission Date Code
442
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 "442" is the 442nd day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission was assembled on March 18, 1971.

Transmission VIN Stamping
114483
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 114483, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.

Driver's Window
LN
The "L" is March and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in March of 1971. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window
LN
The "L" is March and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in March of 1971. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

exterior color code

979
Bridgehampton Blue

interior color code

412
Dark Blue Vinyl

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

19437
Corvette Sport Coupe

J50
Power Brakes

M40
Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

N40
Power Steering

PU9
White Letter Tires

U69
AM-FM Radio

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
Bridgehampton Blue (979)
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette Stingray
Miles
9,970

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Blue Vinyl (412)

 

exterior color code
979 Bridgehampton Blue
interior color code
412 Dark Blue Vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio
item number description*
VIN 194371S114483 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, "0," indicates the model year, 1970. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 8,303rd Corvette made for 1970.
Body Build Date I13 "I" corresponds to April, and the "13" is the thirteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is April 13, 1971.
Engine Code V0323 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 23, 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 114483 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 114483, 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 1972 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date C 10 1 "C" is March, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 10, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission 71-CK 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 Corvette with a 350ci engine, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 442 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 "442" is the 442nd day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission was assembled on March 18, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 114483 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 114483, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Driver's Window LN The "L" is March and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in March of 1971. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window LN The "L" is March and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in March of 1971. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window AT The "A" is September and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in September of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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