EXCELLENT CONDITION, Ontario Orange/Saddle, A/C, PS, Tilt/Tele, PRICED TO SELL

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, #'s Match

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Stingray Coupe, #'s Match
Type: Coupe
Trim: Stingray Coupe, #'s Match
Doors: 2
Year: 1971
Mileage: 47985
VIN: 194371S102315
Color: Orange
Engine: 350ci
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Extras
Air conditioning
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1971

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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 Orange. The Ontario Orange (987) over Saddle Vinyl (417) 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 in this ad. This car is loaded with great options such as air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and tilt/telescopic steering column.

I have personally driven this Stingray about twenty miles. In that time it was completely reliable and a true pleasure to drive. This Corvette comes with service history for maintenance and repairs over the years. The receipts total over $6,600 so this car was cared for extremely well by the previous owner and it totally sorted mechanically. Not included in that amount is some work that was completed recently in September of this year by a reputable Corvette specific restoration shop: full new exhaust system and new correct tips, 4 new Lonestar stainless steel calipers with "O" ring converted pistons, 4 new rubber brake lines, new master cylinder, brake lines flushed with alcohol and new DOT 3 fluid installed, new semi-metallic brake pads, new starter, upper and lower pinion cushions, full chassis lube, all fuel lines flushed with alcohol and new fuel added, new correct pre-bent fuel hoses at pump, new fuel pump, new headlight vacuum relays, headlight check valve, new gaskets at heat riser, new high speed fan relay, and the carburetor was rebuilt. Additionally, the previous owner told us that the engine was completely rebuilt in the past.

Besides the correct trim codes this Corvette is "Numbers Matching." We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few "chrome bumper" C3's that are so correct and original. Even items like the distributor, cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, rims, and even all the windows are correct and original. 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. 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 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 Ontario Orange exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss and deep shine. The rally 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 Dunlop tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few tiny blemishes around car and some checking that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else 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 ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the windshield, 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 September 14, 1970 (B14). 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 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 "like new" 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 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. 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. As stated above there are over $6,600 in receipts that come with the car. The original numbers matching engine runs well and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds; I have put twenty miles on it with no issues at all. 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 rattle noise in the video is just the storage try for the pop-out rear window, which was right under the camera mounted on the rear window. 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 are all still in place.

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 and a/c 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. 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. The a/c does not blow cold, but the system is complete and working when we purchased the car so it may have a leak. 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. 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. As with many older cars, the title shows nonactual 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.

itemnumberdescriptionVIN194371S102315The 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 2,315th Corvette made for 1971.Body Build DateB14"B" corresponds to September, and the "14" is the fourteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is September 14, 1970.Engine CodeV0901"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September, 1970. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.Suffix CodeCJKThis means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.Engine VIN Stamping102315The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 102315, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.Engine Block Casting Number3970010The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.Engine Block Casting DateH 29 0"H" is August, "29" is the twenty-ninth day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 29, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Intake Manifold Casting Number3973469The intake manifold has the correct 3793469 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.Intake Manifold Casting DateH 28 0"H" is August, "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 28, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Distributor1112050The distributor is correct with 1112050 stamped on the metal band.Distributor Date Code0H25The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" is August, and the "25" is twenty-fifth day of the month so this distributor is dated August 25, 1970 which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Left Cylinder Head Casting Number3973487The left cylinder head has the correct 3973487 casting number for a small block 1971 Corvette.Left Cylinder Head Casting DateH 31 0"H" is August, "31" is the thirty-first day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on August 31, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Right Cylinder Head Casting Number3973487The right cylinder head has the correct 3973487 casting number for a small block 1971 Corvette.Right Cylinder Head Casting DateG 21 0"G" is July, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on July 21, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Left Exhaust Manifold Casting Number3846559The left exhaust manifold has the correct 3846559 casting number for a small block 1971 Corvette.Right Exhaust Manifold Casting Number3989036The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3989036 casting number for a small block 1971 Corvette.Transmission71-CKThe "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 Code233The 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 "233" is the 233rd day starting with January 1, 1970, which indicates the transmission was assembled on August 21, 1970.Transmission VIN Stamping102315The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 102315, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.Rear DifferentialLRThe "LR" code indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio with positraction.Left Front Wheel StampingK-1-0 8 23 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 23, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on rally wheels intended for a 1971 Corvette.Right Front Wheel StampingK-1-0 8 27 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 27, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on rally wheels intended for a 1971 Corvette.Left Rear Wheel StampingK-1-0 8 27 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 27, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on rally wheels intended for a 1971 Corvette.Right Rear Wheel StampingK-1-0 8 27 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "0" is the year, 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 27, 1970. "AZ" is a code that was used on rally wheels intended for a 1971 Corvette.WindshieldATThe "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.Driver's WindowNTThe "N" is January and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in January of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Passenger WindowNTThe "N" is January and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in January of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Rear WindowGTThe "G" is April and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in April of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.exterior color code987Ontario Orangeinterior color code417Saddle Vinylrpo codedescription19437Corvette Sport CoupeA31Power WindowsC60Air ConditioningM40Turbo Hydramatic Automatic TransmissionN37Tilt-Telescopic Steering ColumnN40Power SteeringPU9White Letter TiresU69AM-FM Radio