1971 Chevrolet Corvette

Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1971
Mileage 100000
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1971

Title Status --
Exterior Color Classic White
Interior Color Red


1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

The 1971 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the least changed from the previous year. This was the aftermath of the labor problems during \'69 and \'70. The biggest changes are in the motor to reduce the octane requirements from previous years as mandated by GM. This took higher priority than any cosmetic changes. One thing that was changed was the parking light lenses, most 71\'s have amber lenses although some early production models have clear. The resin process used to form body parts was also updated to increase quality. This was the last year for the M22 \"Rock Crusher\" heavy duty transmission. It was named the \"Rock Crusher\" because of the sounds it made when shifting. Still no black Vettes\' this year on the standard order sheet.

For consignment, a mostly original 1971 Stingray \"Sugar Scoop\" version of the classic Corvette. Looking exactly the part of an unrestored and honest car with its white body over red vinyl and numbers matching big block powerplant. It includes it\'s protect-o-plate, window sticker, tank sticker and all associated paperwork. Purchased by our consignor in St Louis and driven home to PA, then going on to win 3rd place in a concours event in Carlisle, PA. We present to you a very nice and straight fiberglass and chrome, removable roof panels and the timeless Corvette lines, this car draws looks wherever it goes.

Classic White, in mostly original condition bathes the body of this shark, there is evidence of a respray on the removable roof panels but overall, very nice. A few minor faults in the form of paint chipping and spider cracks are seen but still looking just great with chrome bumpers, and all britework are like new. In 1971, fender flares were designed into the body contours to reduce wheel-thrown debris damage. In the sides of the front quarters are curved air venting with a Stingray badge. Egg-crate grills and larger squared front directional lamps are noted and correct for this year, working in tandem with the hidden headlights. A nice removable \"T\"top in matching Classic white metal panels sit within a chromed framework with supple rubber seals. Bright and shiny stainless trimmings are on either rocker and long \"flying buttress\" B pillars work their way rearward and frame the vertical rear glass. On back are the quad of round taillights and the split rear accenting bumper in chrome. 15 inch deep dish rally wheels are on all 4 corners, and are wrapped by raised white letter BF Goodrich TA radials.

Two showroom condition red vinyl buckets sit within a sea of bright red carpeting, which has two red deep pile carpeted floor mats. The center console and ascending panel which works its way to the dash houses several gauges, the shift lever, and the factory AM/FM radio. Some textured black bezels and plenty of gauges all are extremely clean. A red vinyl padded armrest fits snugly between the buckets and gives plenty of room for each occupant to share. The dash is near showroom, and a note to the level of upkeep and care on this interior, the temperature wheels and letter is still near factory perfect. A large red carpeted storage area backing the seats is presenting very clean and carpeting is in very good condition here as are the black vinyl bags for the removable roof panels.

A CPH code for this engine denotes it is a 454ci/365hp TurboFire engine with the correct Rochester Quadrajet single 4-barrel carburetor atop. This mill is numbers matching and is attached at the rear with a numbers matching Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. Putting the 365 ponies to the pavement is a 3.08 Positraction equipped rear axle that carries the correct AW stamping code. Noted is the total absence of any corrosion on cast aluminum parts, and the pristine condition of the engine itself in this well-kept engine bay.

The frame, floor pans, and rocker panels are all totally rust free, and perfectly patined. A dry underside with virtually no drips, or faults can be viewed with the car on a lift. No problems to report here! Disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and we see an independent coil spring front suspension working with a frame anchored differential with a transverse leaf spring in the rear.

This writer just adores these early 70\'s Corvettes and I had to take this one out. It fired right up, and the test track proved to be a great drive with fast acceleration, great handling and bias free panic stopping. All functions were working well with the exception of the A/C, and it is a comfortable cruiser too!

There\'s something about a white over red car that gets my juices flowing. If that same rush of emotion hits you the same, you need to check out our latest mostly original 1971 \'Vette. Very rarely do we see a car from this year in this condition. All numbers matching drivetrain, and interio


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