1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 "Elfi Duntov Award" Stingray
Why This Car Is Special
If you want a "one-of-a-kind Corvette, one that no-one else has or
can ever have, then we have a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 cubic
inch Corvette here at Skyway Classics that you must have for your
This LS5 Corvette has been the subject of many magazine articles
including Corvette Fever, Super Chevy, and more, and was included
in Jerry Heasley's "Corvette Masterpieces" hardcover book too.
It has quite a story behind this special Corvette as it is the only
one in the world that Elfie Duntov picked to honor her husband,
Zora, at the 1997 National Corvette Museum Show in Bowling Green,
The Corvette was presented with the Duntov Award at the awards
ceremony signed by Elfie Duntov, Tommy Morrison, Jim Minnick,
Reeves Callaway, John Cafaro, and Dave McClellan.
The National Corvette Museum asked to have the Corvette displayed
in the museum and it was for a year in 1997-1998.
It has been owned by a number of Corvette Collectors through the
years and has recently gone a frame off restoration to NCRS specs
with every nut and bolt correct and is probably one of if not the
finest 1971 Corvettes on the planet.
1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 Convertible
Was asked to be displayed in the National Corvette Museum
frame off restored Corvette
Matching-numbers LS5 454 cubic inch V8 Big Block engine rated as
365 horsepower at 4800 rpm
Correct valve covers, Spark plug wires, hoses, numbered carb,
intake, cast iron factory exhaust headers, ignition shielding, air
conditioning, tower clamps, color stripped hoses
Restored, painted and detailed correct engine compartment
Factory Rally wheels with chrome trim rings and center caps
Two sets of white sidewall tires with one set for judging being the
period correct original tires it would have came with
Factory Correct dual exhaust system
Fully-independent sports suspension
Turbo 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission
Restored interior looks just the same as new too with black leather
bucket seats, black console, black carpet, seat belts, and door
Both tops black Convertible and a correct yellow painted to match
Audio Alarm System
AM-FM Stereo Pushbutton Radio
Fiber-optic bulb indicators
Factory Corvette steering wheel
Factory dual pod speedometer/tachometer with a full gauge
Correct color paint it was born with in 1971 called Sunflower
Our 1971 Corvette Stingray we have here at Skyway Classics has the
matching-numbers LS5 454 cubic inch V8 Big Block engine, which is
the original numbers matching one it was born with and a Turbo 400
Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission. The engine was rated as 365
horsepower at 4800 rpm.
When you are looking at the engine you cannot help to notice how it
looks just like it did the day it was built. It has the correct
valve covers, spark plug wires, hoses, factory numbered correct
carb and intake, cast iron factory exhaust headers, ignition
shielding, air conditioning, tower clamps, color stripped hoses, in
other words, everything to NCRS standards and all sitting in a like
new restored, painted and detailed correct engine compartment.
It looks and sounds as it did from the factory and rides on the
factory Rally wheels with chrome trim rings and center caps with
two sets of white sidewall tires with one set for judging being the
period correct original tires it would have came with.
The dual exhaust system sounds great and rides on the restored
chassis with disk brakes, posi, and the fully-independent sports
suspension making it ride and tracks well.
The restored interior looks just the same as new too with black
leather bucket seats, black console, black carpet, seat belts, and
This Corvette was well optioned with air conditioning, Power
Windows, both a Convertible and a correct yellow painted to match
hardtop, Audio Alarm System, AM-FM Stereo Pushbutton Radio,
fiber-optic bulb indicators in the console, automatic shifter in
the center console, factory Corvette steering wheel, dual pod
speedometer/tachometer with a full gauge package, and more.
Our 1971 Corvette comes painted in the stunning bright shade of the
correct color it was born with in 1971, called Sunflower Yellow
that had just been painted as it had been completed on the frame
off restored Corvette.
Every body panel has been painted to NCRS specs as well as the
chassis and it does look as nice as possible. It still only shows a
little over 50,000 mile on the ticker.
It looks great from all angles with its long, raised 454 hood,
great chrome and trim, shark-like front bumper, two-piece rear
bumper, rocker panels, window trim, and fender grilles.
This 1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 cubic inch Corvette we here at
Skyway Classics is really both a museum piece and a time capsule of
a Corvette with such a history that you will never be able to find
another one that can claim its achievements.
So, if you want a Corvette that has been in the National Corvette
Museum, had Elfie Duntov honor Zora with it as her choice for her
"Duntov Award", been in many magazine articles including Corvette
Fever, Super Chevy, and more, and was included in Jerry Heasley's
"Corvette Masterpieces" hardcover book, then this Corvette is the
one to anchor your Corvette Collection.
The Corvette also comes with the sign board when it was in the
National Corvette Museum, other awards, tattered remains of the
Tank sticker, several magazines it was in, as well as "the Duntov
Award" trophy Elfi Duntov award the Corvette at the NCM (see
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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