1971 Chevrolet CorvetteSOLD

Frame Off Restored Numbers Matching Corvette Roadster LT1 350/330 HP V8 4 Speed

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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 Original 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 Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission Correct Mulsanne Blue paint Correct Dark Blue interior 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. Theyíre 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, itís hard to fault their logic. Professionally restored with a combination of original and NOS parts, this fully documented Stingray is a numbers-matching dynamo thatís poised to electrify fans and attract trophies! Looking for a pedigreed classic thatís storied, cool and still relatively affordable? Step right up and vet this Vette! BODYWORK/TRIM Hailing from GMís 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 thatís virtually as smooth as glass. And today, this top dog Chevy rolls as a spectacular piece of iconic American muscle thatís detailed to better-than-new standards. ENGINE Tilt the carís hood and youíll find an original, 350 cubic inch LT-1 V8 that hangs a correct 3970010 casting number behind a correct ďCGZĒ 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 Chevyís 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 youíll find a pristine chassis thatís straight, solid and ready for its close-up. The carís original small block twists torque through an original Muncie 4-speed, which hangs a Muncie (P) M20 (A) assembled on April (D) 15th, (15) 1971 (1) build stamp between a correct 3925661 casting number and matching partial VIN. That Muncie makes good use of a tough posi-traction rear end thatís 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 Corvetteís sculpted doors and youíll find a correct Dark Blue interior that was completely replaced during the carís 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 Chevyís original Protect-O-Plate, which is included with our sale, breaks down as follows: The carís VIN: ó 1: Chevrolet Motor Division ó 9: Corvette ó 4: V8 ó 67: Convertible ó 1: 1971 model year ó S: Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri ó XXXXXX: Production sequence number The carís engine assembly stamp: ó V: Assembled in Flint, Michigan ó 02: February ó 08: 8th ó CGZ: 350 cubic inch, 330 horsepower Corvette LT-1 thatís mated to a 4-speed manual transmission The carís transmission assembly stamp: ó P: Muncie 4-speed transmission ó 1: 1971 model year ó D: April ó 15: 15th The carís rear axle code: ó AA: 3.55 gear ratio ó W: Assembled in Warren, Michigan ó 067: Assembled on March 8th ó E: Shift The carís carburetor source: ó H: Holley The carís optional equipment: ó 1: Power steering ó 3: Radio The carís month of build: ó 4: April Hereís a quick breakdown of the optional equipment listed on the carís 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 thatís 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 Ownerís 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, weíre the ones that ultimately benefit from puristsí adherence to Chevroletís 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. Donít let the sun set on your opportunity to own one of the coolest cars in Team Corvetteís 62 year history!

Reference Number 389666

as of 10/13/2016

Car 1971 Chevrolet Corvette
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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LT1 350 V8