1971 Chevrolet Corvette - OVer 27,000 in UPGRADES!!

1971 Chevrolet Corvette

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1971
Mileage: 72,944
Color: Gray
Engine: 350 V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Carrollton, Texas, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1971

When it comes to historians and purists, Corvette people are some of the most difficult to please. They’re a very loyal group which wholeheartedly believes that a lightweight, dramatically styled body behind a high performance, overhead valve V8 is the end all/be all of performance. And since that mindset has produced 63 years of spectacular looking cars, which handily eat the lunch of more expensive exotics from all over the world, it’s hard to fault their logic. Looking for a pedigreed classic that’s storied, cool and still relatively affordable?
Before we go any further, I’ll go ahead and break down the VIN trim tag and engine numbers so you know exactly what this car is.
VIN
1 – Chevrolet
9 – Corvette
4 - Engine Type V8
67 - Convertible
1 - 1971 Production Year
S - St. Louis Assembly Plant
120635 - Sequence Number
TRIM TAG
K29– Body Built June 29th 1971
400 – Interior Trim Black Vinyl
988 – Steel Cities Grey
Summary
Original 200 HP 350 Cubic Inch
Correct Steel Cities Grey paint
Correct optional power disc brakes
Correct 4 season factory A/C
Correct Power Steering
Original Build sheet
Correct Optional Hardtop
BODYWORK/TRIM
Hailing from GM’s shuttered St. Louis assembly plant, this solid C3 is the beneficiary of a correct respray in Steel Cities Grey. The paint and trim is in excellent condition with little of no blemishes and visible damage. All the pieces are correct and in place
ENGINE
Tilt the car’s hood and you’ll find an original, 350 cubic inch V8 that hangs a correct casting number behind a correct “CGZ” assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. At the top of the Chevy Orange mill, a correct Holley carburetor rides between a polished and decaled air cleaner and bright, stainless fluid lines. Below that carburetor, a familiar Winters intake funnels a perfect air/fuel mixture in to beefy, cast iron heads, which wear finned Corvette valve covers. When the juice hits the cylinders, a correct transistor ignition system sparks fresh, stainless-sleeved wires while a solid lifter rotating assembly pushes spent gases through bolt-on headers. And overall, this Chevy’s tidy engine compartment is exceptionally well done
DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
Peer under this low-slung roadster and you’ll find a pristine chassis that’s straight, solid and ready for its close-up. The car’s original small block twists torque through a familiar Turbo Hyrda-Matic, which makes good use of a tough posi-traction rear end that’s fitted with correct 308 gears. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt suspension combines optional power steering with tight turns and increased grip. In the middle of the car, an aluminized, true-dual exhaust system pipes spent gases through rear-mounted mufflers and polished stainless tips. At the corners of the car, power-assisted discs ensure quick, drama-free stops. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome rally wheels, which spin recent 215/70R15 BF Goodrichs around dent-free trim rings and turbine center caps.
INTERIOR
Open this Corvette’s sculpted doors and you’ll find a correct black interior that appears to have been recently refreshed. At the center of that interior, fresh bucket seats suspend tight covers over correct seatbelts and bright stainless trim. Between those seats, a small console centers a traditional chrome shifter amid clean, color-keyed floor mats. Opposite that console, fade-free side panels point stainless handles at the base of a crack-free dash. And that dash, which features fully rebuilt telemetry, frames a satin-spoke steering wheel and correct pushbutton radio
UPGRADES
Extensively restored over the last 5 years.
Over $27,000 spent, which is fully documented on available receipts. (It's probably closer to $30,000 now)
Less than 1,500 miles on this major rebuild as detailed below.
Engine and exhaust configuration rated at 355 HP, 416 FT LBS torque. (Factory original was 270HP, 360 FT LBS).
Power plant is currently configured with Doug's (ceramic) headers and a 2 1/2" exhaust system. The factory original exhaust manifolds and exhaust tips are included.
Engine and Turbo 400 transmission completely rebuilt and balanced (Carr's Corvettes and Customs, Plano, TX, 2013).
Turbo 400 transmission was rebuilt with Stage II shift kit and street stall converter.ENGINE SPECIFICS:
9.5:1 compression ratio, using Speed Pro H-618CP .125 dome pistons with moly rings.
12-235-2 Comp Cam kit and springs, with true roller-rolon timing kit.
2.02 Ferrea stainless intake valves.
1.60 Ferrea stainless exhaust valves.
Bronze guides.
Hard exhaust seats.
Holley 650 CFM performance carburetor installed July, 2015, JB Corvette Specialists, Carrollton, TX.
Factory original Rochester Quadrajet carburetor included.
But wait, there's more...
Interior heat reflective material installed and header tubes beneath floor boards wrapped to reduce interior heat, July, 2015, JB Corvette Specialists, Carrollton, TX.
Dive shaft and half shafts balanced (2013).
New seat belts and shoulder harnesses (2013).
New A/C compressor, dryer and hoses (2013).
New heater core and hoses (2013).
Front end suspension rebuilt by Corvettes of Dallas, May, 2011, including all 4 new shock absorbers.
Steering gear box rebuilt by Corvettes of Dallas, May, 2011.
New radiator installed by Corvettes of Dallas, May, 2011.
Pertronix ignition with rebuilt distributor, March 2012, installed by Automotive Performance Unlimited, Ft. Worth, TX.
Entire fuel system flushed and original fuel tank chemically cleaned and reinstalled with new sending unit, June, 2011. (Original factory sticker still on fuel tank).
High torque mini starter installed May 2014, by JB Corvette Specialists, Carrollton, TX.
Hard top included.
New tires (and spare), 2015.
New alternator and fan clutch, 2015.
New battery, 2016.
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