Only 54,495 Miles, STUNNING CONDITION, Nevada Silver/Black, PRICED TO SELL
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: Stingray Coupe, #'s Match
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Stingray Coupe, #'s Match
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 54465
- VIN: 194371S105889
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 350ci
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Leather seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, #'s Match
....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 and a Muncie 4-Speed manual transmission and only 54,495 miles. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing with a stunning Nevada Silver paintjob. The Nevada Silver (905) over Black Leather (403) color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette 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. I have personally driven this Stingray about 60 miles. In that time it was completely reliable and a true pleasure to drive.
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, this is especially true for the earlier "chrome bumper" C3's. Even very detailed parts like the distributor, carburetor, radiator, expansion tank, starter, 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 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 very low original mileage is verified no 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 Nevada Silver exterior is in spectacular driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The chrome and other bright looks great with and a brilliant finish and no pitting or cloudiness. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires are brand new with less than 50 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few very tiny blemishes and on the hood area and 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 this car is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and 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 January 8, 1971 (F08). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.Interior
The Black interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no excessive wear, holes or split seams. The seats are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. 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 original radio works well, gets good reception, and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The dash and console are in great shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in great condition overall. The jack and jack handle are still with the car and stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The spare is also 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 original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage. 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 I have driven the car over 60 miles with no problems. The original numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. This Stingray 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 transmission does not pop out of gear and the clutch feels good. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The original valve covers, air cleaner, and ignition shielding are all still in place.
Virtually everything on the car works; the radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, interior lights, wipers, and indicators. Even the key buzzer still works as one can hear in the video. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. 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 4-Speed transmission, and the T-Tops out on a beautiful day.
Amazingly, the entire fiber optic light monitoring system still works properly. 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 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.Overall Condition
Overall, this 1971 Corvette looks fantastic. The beautiful original color combination, excellent condition, the very low original mileage, 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.itemnumberdescription*VIN194371S105889The 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 5,889th Corvette made for 1971.Body Build DateF08"F" corresponds to January, and the "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is January 8, 1971.Engine CodeV1216"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "12" is the twelfth month of year and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 16, 1971. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.Suffix CodeCJLThis means the motor was intended for a 350ci 270hp Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.Engine VIN Stamping105889The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 105889, 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 DateL 11 0"L" is December, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on December 11, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Radiator3155316The radiator has the correct 3155316 part number stamped onto the top.Radiator Date Code70MThe "70" is the year 1970, the "M" is the month, December, so this radiator is dated from December of 1970.Distributor1112050The distributor is correct with 1112050 stamped on the metal band.Distributor Date Code0J3The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" is September, and the "3" is third day of the month so this distributor is dated September 3, 1970 which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Intake Manifold Casting Number3973469The cast iron intake manifold has a correct 3973469 casting number a small block 1971 Corvette.Intake Manifold Casting DateL 11 0"L" is December, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on December 11, 1970. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Carburetor7041213This carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1971 small block Corvette. The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from 1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "1," is the model year, 1971. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL Quadrajet carb. The sixth digit, "1," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use with a manual transmission such as this car.Carburetor Date Code3410The carburetor date codes for the 1971 model year start from January 1, 1970 so "341" is the 341st day since Jan 1, 1970. The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so this carburetor is dated December 6, 1970.Exhaust Manifold Left3846559The left exhaust manifold has the correct 3846559 casting number for a 1971 Corvette with a small block engine.Exhaust Manifold Right3989036The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3989036 casting number for a 1971 Corvette with a small block engine.Transmission Main Case Casting Number3925661The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number3978764The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3978764 casting number.Transmission Side Cover Casting Number3922648The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.Transmission Date CodeP1T18AThe "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "1" indicates the model year, 1971. The "T" is the twelfth month of the year, the "18" is the eighteenth 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 December 18, 1970.Transmission VIN Stamping105889The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 105889, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.Clutch Housing3899621The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 casting number.Starter1108338The starter is original and correct for a 1971 Corvette tat has a manual transmission with 1108338 stamped on the housing.Starter Date Code0M11The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "M" is December, and the "11" is eleventh day of the month so this starter is dated December 11, 1970 which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.Expansion Tank3016340This expansion tank has a correct 3016340 stamping for a 1971 Corvette.Expansion Tank Date Code70JThe "70" is the year 1970, the "J" is the month, September, so this expansion tank is dated from September 1970.WindshieldVTThe "V" is December and the "T" is 1970 so the windshield is original, made in December of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Driver's WindowVTThe "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 WindowVTThe "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.Rear WindowATThe "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.Left Front WheelK 1 0 8 25 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "0" means they were made in 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year, the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month, and "AZ" is a code that was used on Corvette rally wheels in 1971. This rim is dated August 25, 1970.Right Front WheelK 1 0 8 27 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "0" means they were made in 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year, the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month, and "AZ" is a code that was used on Corvette rally wheels in 1971. This rim is dated August 27, 1970.Left Rear WheelK 1 0 8 25 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "0" means they were made in 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year, the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month, and "AZ" is a code that was used on Corvette rally wheels in 1971. This rim is dated August 25, 1970.Right Rear WheelK 1 0 8 25 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "0" means they were made in 1970. The "8" is the eighth month of the year, the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month, and "AZ" is a code that was used on Corvette rally wheels in 1971. This rim is dated August 25, 1970.exterior color code905Nevada Silverinterior color code403Black Leatherrpo codedescription19437Corvette Sport Coupe-Factory "Custom" Interior TrimM204-Speed Manual TransmissionN37Tilt-Telescopic Steering ColumnPU9White Letter TiresU69AM-FM Radio