1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
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 frame ON restored 1971 Stingray “Sugar Scoop” version of the classic Corvette. Almost showroom looking, a red over saddle leather version with only 29K original miles. Very nice and straight immaculate fiberglass and chrome, this car will have you reaching out for red.
Red in near perfect condition, a very nicely done respray covers the exterior. A few minor faults but it will truly take a keen eye to spot them, 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 red metal panels sit within a chromed framework with supple rubber seals. Factory side pipes 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 Firestone Firehawk SS radials.
Two Showroom condition saddle (tan) leather buckets sit within a sea of gold carpeting, which has two “Corvette” crossed flag logo carpeted floor mats. The center console and ascending panel which works its way to the dash houses several gauges, the shift lever, and an OE looking digital radio. Some wood appliqué, and plenty of gauges all are extremely clean. An armrest which doubles as a storage compartment fits snugly between the buckets. Dash is showroom, and a note to attention to detail on the restoration the vent levers which flank the shifter have near perfect lettering on them. A large gold carpeted storage area backing the seats is presenting very clean and carpeting is in very good condition here.
A CJK code for this engine denotes it is a 350ci/270hp TurboFire engine with a Rochester Quadrajet single 4-barrel carburetor atop. Attached to the rear of this is a Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. Noted is the total absence of any corrosion on cast aluminum parts, and the pristine condition of the engine itself as is the fully restored engine bay.
The frame, floorpans, and rocker panels are all totally rust free, and painted nicely. A dry underside with virtually no drips, or faults can be viewed with the car on a lift. No problems to report here! Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners and rear C3 'Vette suspension is on.
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!
If you are just radical about red you should be inclined to take a look at our red, frame on, restored 71 'Vette. Very rarely do we see a car from this year in this condition. All numbers matching drivetrain, and interior is mostly blemish free, and appears showroom new. Visit us at Classic Auto Mall and have a sit in this classic, you will not be disappointed. In fact, you may be just a bit red with envy.
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
117452-Sequential Unit Number
J19-May, 19th 1971
TRIM 423-Dark Green
PAINT 983-Brands Hatch Green
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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