Price
$26,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
37,785
Vin
194371S109309
Stock
900830

#'s Match, 4-Speed, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Orange/Saddle, 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 absolutely amazing in Orange. The Orange over Saddle Vinyl color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette shark body style. 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.

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 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the rise. The odometer shows that the car has 37,785 miles and the previous owner said that he believes the mileage to be original. The mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title pictured in this ad showing 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 Orange 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 nice 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 Goodyear Eagle GTII tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few tiny blemishes and touch ups around car that were too small 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 and in the video this car is very clean underneath. 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 all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of February 9, 1971 (G09). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Saddle Vinyl interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look great overall with no excessive wear or split seams. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. There is one small spot on the lower left corner of the seatback. The carpet is in also in wonderful 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 door panels are in fantastic shape, there are no cracks in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. The original stereo radio sounds great and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The dash and console are in good shape with no 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 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 mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching 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 are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The shifter is tight, precise, and does not pop out of gear. The clutch feels nice. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, interior lights, horn, wipers, indicators, and even the key buzzer. 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. As with many older cars this Stingray is cold blooded, but always starts with a few pumps of the gas pedal. Some 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 4-speed manual transmission and 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 and is in excellent driver condition. 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. This car does not have a door key, but one can be provided for and additional $250. 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.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
Orange
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
37,785

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Saddle
item number description
VIN 194371S109309 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM The "94" is the series, Stingray 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 9,309th Corvette made for 1971.
Body Build Date G09 "G" corresponds to February, and the "09" is the ninth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is February 9th, 1971.
Engine Code V0202 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the Second month of year and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 2nd, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CJL This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with an manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 109309 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 109309, 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 A 21 1 "A" is January, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 21st, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Expansion Tank Stamping 3016340 The Expansion tank has a correct 3016340 stamping
Expansion Tank Date Code 70M "70" stands for the last 2 digits of the calendar year, "M" stands for December, meaning this expansion tank was made in December of 1970.
Transmission Main Case Casting Number 3925661 The transmission main case casting number is correct with a 3925661 stamping.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 3978764 The transmission tail housing casting number is correct with a 3978764 stamping.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 3952648 The transmission side cover casting number is correct with a 3952648 stamping.
Transmission Date Code P1A20A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "1" indicates the model year, 1971. The "A" is the first month of the year, the "20" is the twentieth day of the month, and the "A" is the gear ratio. So this is a Muncie wide ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on January 20, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 109309 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 109309, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Clutch Housing 3899621 The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 stamping.
Rear Differential LR W 30 E 2 The "LR" indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The "30" is the 30th 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 January 30, 1971 in Warren, MI during the second shift.
Driver's Window VT The "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in December of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window NN The "N" is January and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in January of 1971. 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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