WELL OPTIONED! MATCHING #'S LS5 BIG BLOCK W/ 1K MILES ON REBUILD! CLEAN PAINT!
- Location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 64,581
- VIN: 194371S120041
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 454 LS5 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1971 Chevrolet Corvette description
With its original big block still residing in the engine bay, and its original color still gracing its timeless form, this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette represents a rare chance to own a fine example of a true American sports car that's been extensively restored and greets the present day in top shape - looking and running great. It will arrive at its new home with an assortment of restoration photos in tow to document the precision and craftsmanship leading to its reascension to its current stellar form.
Over the years, there have been countless examples of concept cars debuting to rave reviews, only to lead to production versions that bear only a passing resemblance to their inspirations. Not so here. Chevy debuted the Mako Shark on the Auto Show circuit in 1965, and the Manta Ray just a few years later - both as futuristic but fully functional concept cars that would go on to very directly influence the C3 Corvettes to follow, including this '71. Its original Bridgehampton Blue color has an unmistakably strong shine and finishing details that are so important on a classic all present well here, including table straight and blemish free front and rear bumpers, fresh-looking seals and chrome trim, and sharp badging. The T-top configuration is a great plus, affording the option of open air motoring with an easy transition to a more sheltered driving environment when the weather dictates, and the T-tops on this 'Vette are in very nice shape, still fitting snugly and looking good.
Early '70s Corvettes featured inspired driver-centric interiors that balanced comfort and functionality exceptionally well, and this particular interior, professionally refurbished only 5 years ago, is looking just as inviting as it did when this 'Vette rolled out more than 45 years ago. A pair of race-inspired bucket seats look great as they straddle a well-placed center console that offers a padded armrest at just the right height - a fairly uncommon amenity at the time. Up front, the bevy of controls monitoring motoring functions sports an aeronautically styled theme, with the two dominant gauges behind the steering wheel joined by five more residing in the center, just above the AM/FM radio. There's a nice array of features on board here, including factory air that blows strong and cold through the in-dash registers, power windows, and a steering column that both tilts and telescopes to put the wheel in just the right position for drivers of all sizes.
Big block power is well-represented underneath the lengthy hood in the form of a 454 cubic inch LS5 V8. It's good for a full 365 horsepower and, having undergone a thorough rebuild only about 1,000 miles ago, it's performing at its best, ready to provide miles and miles of driving adventure. It's paired with a 3-speed automatic TH400 transmission that shifts with confidence-inspiring certainty. Combine the Corvette's low-profile, road-hugging stance with its well-engineered suspension, smooth power steering and 4-wheel power disc brakes and you have a great handling classic that can also stop in impressively short order when needed. This seminal Chevy classic sits on a set of 15" stock Corvette wheels carrying BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Featuring a great looking exterior - certainly a high-water mark for Chevy as far as style is concerned - and a fresh, road-ready drivetrain, this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette would be a great acquisition for the classic car enthusiast looking for open-air excitement and big block power. Call today!