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For Sale: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

$25,900
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Vehicle Description

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic driver condition. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing in Orange. The Ontario Orange (987) over Saddle Vinyl (417) color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette shark body style. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. This car is loaded with great options such as air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and tilt/telescopic steering column.

I have personally driven this Stingray about twenty miles. In that time it was completely reliable and a true pleasure to drive. This Corvette comes with service history for maintenance and repairs over the years. The receipts total over $6,600 so this car was cared for extremely well by the previous owner and it totally sorted mechanically. Not included in that amount is some work that was completed recently in September of this year by a reputable Corvette specific restoration shop: full new exhaust system and new correct tips, 4 new Lonestar stainless steel calipers with "O" ring converted pistons, 4 new rubber brake lines, new master cylinder, brake lines flushed with alcohol and new DOT 3 fluid installed, new semi-metallic brake pads, new starter, upper and lower pinion cushions, full chassis lube, all fuel lines flushed with alcohol and new fuel added, new correct pre-bent fuel hoses at pump, new fuel pump, new headlight vacuum relays, headlight check valve, new gaskets at heat riser, new high speed fan relay, and the carburetor was rebuilt. Additionally, the previous owner told us that the engine was completely rebuilt in the past.

Besides the correct trim codes this Corvette is "Numbers Matching." We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few "chrome bumper" C3's that are so correct and original. Even items like the distributor, cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, rims, and even all the windows are correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable classic Corvette Stingray at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the rise. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Exterior

The Ontario Orange exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss and deep shine. The rally wheels and center caps are in great condition with a nice finish. Please note that this Stingray has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The Dunlop tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few tiny blemishes around car and some checking that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away. This car has no rust issues, as one can see in the many photos of the underside and in the video this car is very clean underneath. The frame is solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evident of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage" area, which is the most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the windshield, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows, and even the pop-out rear window, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of September 14, 1970 (B14). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Saddle Vinyl interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look almost new with no excessive wear, holes or split seams. The seats are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is in also in "like new" condition with no stains or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The original radio sounds great and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The door panels are in fantastic condition, there are no cracks in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. The dash and console are in good shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above there are over $6,600 in receipts that come with the car. The original numbers matching engine runs well and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds; I have put twenty miles on it with no issues at all. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The original valve covers, air cleaner, and even the upper ignition shielding are all still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, interior lights, horn, wipers, indicators, and even the key buzzer. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly. Please note that the vacuum system work properly from both the respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock, which runs sporadically. As with many older cars this Stingray is...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1293809
  • Price:$25,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Ontario Orange (987)
  • Interior Color:Saddle Vinyl (417)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:47985
  • Stock Number:102315
  • VIN:194371S102315

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