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For Sale: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Looking for a great example of the mighty 'Vette in all its magnetic third generation, open-air splendor? It's on display right here in the form of this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. This true American sports car still wears its original colors both inside and out, and with its original numbers matching 350/270HP powerplant standing by under its hood, it'll be ready to hit the asphalt just as soon as you get it home.

Few production cars reaching the auto-buying public have held as steadfastly to their concept car inspirations as the third generation of Corvettes like this '71 held to the look of the Mako Shark and Manta Ray - both of which were fully functional specimens that stunned auto show attendees with their futuristic appearances when they were released in the mid and late '60s, respectively. This Corvette is dressed in it it's original-spec, Code 979 Bridgehampton Blue shade, a strong vibrant color with just a hint of metal flake for depth that positively radiates underneath a strong clear coat. It's a faithful respray that utilizes modern materials, and the top driver-quality finish looks incredible in person. Not too perfect that you'll be afraid to drive it on Sunday, but certainly strong enough to dominate your local car show circuit. The color is set off nicely by clean, straight bumpers both fore and aft, along with unblemished door handles and side mirrors and an original 1970 (UT) windshield that looks just as clear as it did when this 'Vette rumbled off the showroom floor. Flip up headlights were a defining feature of the model during this era and the pair on display here sit nice and flush in their lowered position and raise promptly with the flick of a switch. The egg-crate grilles up front are in great shape, a luggage rack was ordered from the factory to double the storage space, and the wide rectangular pipes that exit from the rear end practically scream performance. And for those occasions when the skies darken above you, there's a sharp, well-fitted white canvas top ready to lift into place for protection.

Over the years, Chevy always went to great lengths to equip its prized performance model with ultra-stylish, driver-centric interiors that combined functionality with plenty of comfort, as the gorgeous Blue vinyl in this droptop ably illustrates. Just climb into the race-inspired driver's seat and you'll feel like you're moving even while at a standstill. Just to the right, the well-placed center console offers a padded armrest at just the right height to rest an elbow, with a bit of storage space behind the seats. The aeronautically inspired array of controls just beyond the stock, 3-spoke steering wheel were another signature Corvette styling cue, and the fresh, factory-spec gauges on hand here are brand new as they sit behind clear lenses with a straight, uncracked dash pad looming over the top. An upgraded, retro-style AM/FM stereo sits at the center of the dash, so your audio options are well covered without carving up the original specs, and even the fiber-optics are still in great shape just below. Other options include power windows, factory A/C (needs service), and seatbelts, and a tidy set of matching blue 'Stingray' floormats were added to protect the plush carpets below. The upholstery on the seats is in great shape, the door panels match, and everything feels tight, tidy, and deliciously vintage inside.

This vintage Chevy combines a solid, road-ready condition with its undeniable aesthetic appeal. The matching numbers 350 V8 still carries its Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel carb under its chrome air cleaner, as well as its signature rams horn exhaust manifolds. It's very much ready to hit the asphalt post haste, and with a factory-rated 270HP on tap (a number many consider to be set purposely low by GM to help folks out with rising insurance premiums), this C3 is ready to terrorize the streets at any time. A smooth-shifting 3-speed automatic transmission sits just behind the original powerplant to make up a low-effort, high reward drivetrain that will help make stop and go conditions just a bit more tolerable. Disc brakes at all four corners bring quick, fade resistant stops, while power steering makes for easy navigation as this sleek performer captivates onlookers on its set of 15" Rallye wheels outfitted with 225/70/15 B Goodrich T/A white-letter radials.

With its magnetic exterior in good form and combining with a strong, road-ready original drivetrain, this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette convertible would be a great score for the classic car enthusiast longing for the excitement of open-air driving. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1581214
  • Price: $44,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Bridgehampton Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:49103
  • Stock Number:5402-DFW
  • VIN:194671S108500
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