1971 Chevrolet Corvette

Nabors Frame Off Restored Bloomington Gold Corvette LS6 454 V8 425 HP Automatic
Stock #
135500
Body Style
Coupe
Engine
454 LS6 V8
Exterior Color
Brands Hatch Green
Interior Color
Black
Miles
82270

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Why Buy
  • Original 454 cubic inch LS6 V8
  • Factory 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 1 of only 188 LS6 Corvettes produced for the 1971 model year
  • Sale includes: An NCRS Shipping Data Report / Copies of the car’s Bloomington and NCRS certificates
  • Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Brands Hatch Green paint
  • NCRS Top Flight award winner / Bloomington Gold certified
  • Correct differential
  • Correct Black leather interior
  • Restored by Corvette connoisseurs Ken and Gary Nabers

SUMMARY

  • Restored by Corvette connoisseurs Ken and Gary Nabers
  • NCRS Top Flight award winner / Bloomington Gold certified
  • Original 454 cubic inch LS6 V8
  • Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Brands Hatch Green paint
  • Correct Black leather interior
  • Sale includes: An NCRS Shipping Data Report / Copies of the car’s Bloomington and NCRS certificates
  • Correct differential
  • Factory 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 1 of only 188 LS6 Corvettes produced for the 1971 model year

If you’re looking for a cool classic to add to your collection, it doesn’t get much better than this investment grade Corvette. 1 of only 188 LS6 Corvettes produced for the 1971 model year, this incredible coupe wraps a professional restoration around an original 454, a correct Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed and a roster of impressive options. What’s more: in addition to earning Bloomington Gold certification and NCRS Top Flight honors, the car is documented by an official NCRS Shipping Data Report. Looking for a world-class rendition of America’s world-beating sports car? Then park this impressive Stingray in your garage!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled at GM’s storied St. Louis manufacturing facility, this incredible Vette was produced on March 24th, 1971, Bloomington Gold certified on June 25th, 2000 and claimed NCRS Top Flight honors on November 4th, 2000. Of course, 30-year-old steel and resin doesn’t live that kind of award-winning life unless it’s benefitted from extensive restoration. And since this coupe spent quite a while with Corvette connoisseurs Ken and Gary Nabers of Houston, Texas, it’s safe to assume the car has been carefully and correctly rebuilt. Naturally, that body-off reboot was topped with a glossy coat of correct Brands Hatch Green 2-stage. And today, this solid Chevy is a top-notch classic that provides a delightful combination of style, exclusivity and provenance.

With such a cleanly styled body, ornamentation could have easily ruined the C3’s presence. Thankfully, Chevrolet did a great job of placing form over function and keeping brightwork to a minimum. At the front of the car, chrome-trimmed grilles center small parking lamps between a thin bumper and subtle chin spoiler. Above that bumper, a cross-flag-branded header draws the eye to a chrome-trimmed hood that seats bold “454” emblems at the foot of a vacuum operated cowl. That hood reflects factory-tint glass that’s framed in bright stainless trim and capped by body-matched T-tops. At the sides of that glass, flush door poppers and flowing “Stingray” emblems perfectly complement a correct mirror, classy fender gills and stylish rocker trim. And at the back of the car, a “CORVETTE” branded valance hangs signature tail lamps and two chrome bumpers between a factory antenna, a requisite cross-flag fuel filler and spotless stainless exhaust tips

ENGINE

In 1971, if you wanted a top-of-the-line Corvette, you had one option: a 425 horsepower version of Chevrolet’s coveted LS6 454. Fully sorted and ready to roll, this Stingray’s original LS6 hangs a familiar 3963512 casting number behind a correct “CPX” assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. At the top of the mill, a chrome, correctly decaled air cleaner forces wind in to an 850cfm Holley 4-barrel that’s cinched to stainless fuel lines and a correct aluminum intake. At the sides of that carb, stamped and painted valve covers cap correct Winters heads and fully restored exhaust manifolds. At the back of those heads, chrome-cased ignition sequences spark through silver-sleeved Packard cables. Opposite that ignition, traditional V-belts spin a correct alternator, complete with a correct deep-groove pulley, opposite a correct A.I.R. smog pump. In front of those ancillaries, a shrouded radiator circulates water through pliable hoses and reproduction tower clamps. Naturally, the Chevy Orange big block plays well against the car’s Satin Black engine bay. And details like correct decals, a fresh master cylinder and a familiar Harrison expansion tank mix good form with great function.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Peer under this low-slung Chevy and you’ll find a factory chassis that’s straight, solid and ready to show. The car’s hot big block twists torque through a tough Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, which hangs a correct 1971 (71) high performance (CY) assembly tag in front of a correct, “AW” branded differential. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt, factory-spec suspension combines traditional manual steering with tight turns and increased grip. At the corners of the car, four disc brakes ensure quick, drama-free stops. Aluminized exhaust pipes shuttle spent gases through throaty mufflers and polished stainless tips. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome Rally Wheels, which spin F70-15 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports around polished trim rings and turbine center caps.

INTERIOR

Between the doors, a correct Black interior offers space for two with plenty of vintage style. At ground level, clean carpet founds a sculpted console under a correct factory shifter. At the sides of that console, correct leather seats split factory lap and shoulder belts. At the front of those seats, a weather-free dash hangs restored telemetry over a correct Delco AM/FM radio. At the sides of that dash, wood-trimmed door panels front factory power windows. And in front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel laps a tilting column.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Here’s a quick look at the car’s VIN, Trim Tag and NCRS Shipping Data Report.

VIN: 194371S112983

  • 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
  • 9: Corvette
  • 4: V8 engine
  • 37: Coupe
  • 1: 1971 model year
  • S: Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 112983: Sequential Production Number

TRIM TAG

  • H23: Assembled on March (H) 23rd (23), 1971
  • 403: Black leather interior
  • 983: Brands Hatch Green paint

NCRS SHIPPING DATA REPORT

  • GM official production date: March 24th, 1971
  • Original delivery dealer code and zone: 200 and 27
  • Original dealer location: Believed to be New York

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • A vintage dealer brochure
  • The car’s original Owner’s Manual and accessory literature
  • A vintage Protect-O-Plate (Not original to this Corvette)
  • The aforementioned NCRS Shipping Data Report
  • A copy of the car’s Bloomington Gold certificate
  • A copy of the car’s NCRS Top Flight certificate
  • A receipt for recent service performed
  • A large showboard

Mixing an original LS6 big block with a low maintenance 3-speed and restoration-fresh aesthetics, this exclusive Vette is fun to drive AND admire. And with top recognition from both Bloomington and NCRS, it’s a great conversation starter that’s poised to define C3 collector cars. If you’ve been searching for a blue chip classic that you can enjoy for years to come, welcome to the world of Corvette!

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Corvette
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
82270

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
454 LS6 V8
Engine Number
3963512
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
92/93 Octane
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
TH400
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
Behind driver's seat
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Brands Hatch Green
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Independent
Axle Specification
n/a
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
F70-15
Rear Tire Specification
F70-15
Front Brakes Specification
Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Disc
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
  • Bloomington Gold certified.
  • — 2000.
  • NCRS Top Flight award.
  • — 2000.
Historical Documents Summary
* Vintage dealer brochure. * Original Owner’s Manual. * Original accessory literature. * Vintage Protect-O-Plate. * -- Not original to this Corvette. * NCRS Shipping Data Report. * Copy of Bloomington Gold certificate. * Copy of NCRS Top Flight certificate. * Recent service receipt.

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