1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Frame Off Restored Numbers Matching Corvette Roadster LT1 350/330 HP V8 4 Speed
Stock #
135045
Body Style
Roadster
Engine
LT1 350 V8
Exterior Color
Mulsanne Blue
Interior Color
Dark Blue
Miles
74042

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$69,900
$69,000
$67,000

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Why Buy
  • Original 350 cubic inch LT-1 V8 / 330 horsepower
  • Correct optional power steering
  • Correct Dark Blue interior
  • Restoration completed with NOS and refurbished original components
  • Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct optional power disc brakes
  • Correct optional pushbutton radio
  • Posi-traction differential / Correct 3.55 gears
  • Correct Mulsanne Blue paint / White top
  • Fully documented

SUMMARY

  • 2014 restoration completed with NOS and refurbished original components
  • Original 350 cubic inch LT-1 V8 / 330 horsepower
  • Correct Mulsanne Blue paint
  • Correct Dark Blue interior
  • Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Our sale includes original shipping papers, an original window sticker and an original Protect-O-Plate
  • Correct optional power steering
  • Correct optional power disc brakes
  • Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 3.55 gears

When it comes to historians and purists, Corvette people are some of the most difficult to please. They’re a very loyal group which wholeheartedly believes that a lightweight, dramatically styled body behind a high performance, overhead valve V8 is the end all/be all of performance. And since that mindset has produced 62 years of spectacular looking cars, which handily eat the lunch of more expensive exotics from all over the world, it’s hard to fault their logic. Professionally restored with a combination of original and NOS parts, this fully documented Stingray is a numbers-matching dynamo that’s poised to electrify fans and attract trophies! Looking for a pedigreed classic that’s storied, cool and still relatively affordable? Step right up and vet this Vette!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Hailing from GM’s shuttered St. Louis assembly plant, this solid C3 is the beneficiary of a high quality, ground-up restoration that was conducted by His Place Inc. of Emmitsburg, Maryland. Utilizing only NOS and refurbished original parts, that meticulous reboot was topped with correct Mulsanne Blue 2-stage, accented with a white hood side stripe and capped with fresh white vinyl. Once that finish was allotted sufficient drying time, its surfaces were sanded and buffed into a ripple-free glow that’s virtually as smooth as glass. And today, this top dog Chevy rolls as a spectacular piece of iconic American muscle that’s detailed to better-than-new standards.

ENGINE

Tilt the car’s hood and you’ll find an original, 350 cubic inch LT-1 V8 that hangs a correct 3970010 casting number behind a correct “CGZ” assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. At the top of the Chevy Orange mill, a correct Holley carburetor rides between a polished and decaled air cleaner and bright, stainless fluid lines. Below that carburetor, a familiar Winters intake funnels a perfect air/fuel mixture in to beefy, cast iron heads, which wear finned Corvette valve covers. When the juice hits the cylinders, a correct transistor ignition system sparks fresh, stainless-sleeved wires while a solid lifter rotating assembly pushes spent gases through cast iron exhaust manifolds. Cooling is provided by a rare aluminum radiator, which rides in front of a correct starter, a correct alternator, a correct water pump and a correct fan assembly. And overall, this Chevy’s tidy engine compartment is exceptionally well done; framing items like a factory expansion tank and rare smog pump in clean, Satin Black fenders.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Peer under this low-slung roadster and you’ll find a pristine chassis that’s straight, solid and ready for its close-up. The car’s original small block twists torque through a familiar Muncie 4-speed, which makes good use of a tough posi-traction rear end that’s fitted with correct 3.55 gears. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt suspension combines optional power steering with tight turns and increased grip. In the middle of the car, an aluminized, true-dual exhaust system pipes spent gases through rear-mounted mufflers and polished stainless tips. At the corners of the car, power-assisted discs ensure quick, drama-free stops. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome rally wheels, which spin fresh 215/70R15 Multi-Mile Matrix Tourers around dent-free trim rings and turbine center caps.

INTERIOR

Open this Corvette’s sculpted doors and you’ll find a correct Dark Blue interior that was completely replaced during the car’s extensive restoration. At the center of that interior, fresh bucket seats suspend tight covers over correct seatbelts and bright stainless trim. Between those seats, a small console centers a traditional chrome shifter amid clean, color-keyed floor mats. Opposite that console, fade-free side panels point stainless handles at the base of a crack-free dash. And that dash, which features fully rebuilt telemetry, frames a satin-spoke steering wheel and correct pushbutton radio.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

This Chevy’s original Protect-O-Plate, which is included with our sale, breaks down as follows:

The car’s VIN:

  • — 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
  • — 9: Corvette
  • — 4: V8
  • — 67: Convertible
  • — 1: 1971 model year
  • — S: Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri
  • — XXXXXX: Production sequence number

The car’s engine assembly stamp:

  • — V: Assembled in Flint, Michigan
  • — 02: February
  • — 08: 8th
  • — CGZ: 350 cubic inch, 330 horsepower Corvette LT-1 that’s mated to a 4-speed manual transmission

The car’s transmission assembly stamp:

  • — P: Muncie 4-speed transmission
  • — 1: 1971 model year
  • — D: April
  • — 15: 15th

The car’s rear axle code:

  • — AA: 3.55 gear ratio
  • — W: Assembled in Warren, Michigan
  • — 067: Assembled on March 8th
  • — E: Shift

The car’s carburetor source:

  • — H: Holley

The car’s optional equipment:

  • — 1: Power steering
  • — 3: Radio

The car’s month of build:

  • — 4: April

Here’s a quick breakdown of the optional equipment listed on the car’s original window sticker:

  • C05: White convertible top ($00)
  • J50: Power brakes ($47)
  • LT1: 330 horsepower Turbo Fire 350 V8 ($483.45)
  • M21: 4-speed close-ratio transmission ($00)
  • N40: Power steering ($110.60)
  • U79: Pushbutton AM/FM stereo ($283)
  • ZQ9: Performance axle that’s fitted with 3.55 gears ($13)
  • 412: Blue vinyl interior ($00)
  • 976: Mulsanne Blue paint ($00)

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • An original shipping report
  • The aforementioned Protect-O-Plate
  • The aforementioned window sticker
  • An original Owner’s Manual
  • A picture of some pertinent drivetrain numbers

Not every classic needs to be modified, updated or bathed in red, yellow or black 2-stage. And, as collectors, we’re the ones that ultimately benefit from purists’ adherence to Chevrolet’s tried and true formula, as it provides us with some of the most unique cars on the market. So, what are you waiting for? This professionally restored, numbers-matching C3 is an affordable, well-documented car that you can take home today. Don’t let the sun set on your opportunity to own one of the coolest cars in Team Corvette’s 62 year history!

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Corvette
Secondary Model
Stingray
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Mileage
74042

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
LT1 350 V8
Engine Number
3970010
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Muncie M20
Transmission Number
3925661

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Blue
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Roadster
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Mulsanne Blue
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
3.55 posi
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
215/70R15
Rear Tire Specification
215/70R15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Original shipping report. * Original Protect-O-Plate. * Original window sticker. * Original Owner’s Manual. * Picture of drivetrain numbers. * Documents filed in active car folder ~ CS.

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