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For Sale: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

The 1971 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the least changed from the previous year. This was the aftermath of the labor problems during '69 and '70. The biggest changes are in the motor to reduce the octane requirements from previous years as mandated by GM. This took higher priority than any cosmetic changes. One thing that was changed was the parking light lenses, most 71's have amber lenses although some early production models have clear. The resin process used to form body parts was also updated to increase quality. This was the last year for the M22 "Rock Crusher" heavy duty transmission. It was named the "Rock Crusher" because of the sounds it made when shifting. Still no black Vettes' this year on the standard order sheet.

For consignment, a restored 1971 Stingray "Sugar Scoop" version of the classic Corvette. Almost showroom looking, a not oft seen Bridgehampton Blue respray with a body matching T top and black vinyl interior. For 1971 a new resin formula for the fiberglass was instituted to improve thy body finish, and it shows nicely on this sports car. Some extra kick in the seat of the pants under the hood with a built 383ci V8 but purists fret not, as the numbers matching engine is also included with your purchase. Also this would be the second to last year for the chromed bumpers showing up on both ends of a Corvette.

These early 1970's "Vettes" are just beautifully sculpted with their shark like front ends complete with hidden headlights a split chrome surround grille, long front quarters that curve around the wheels and tires, and a small intake grid, (previously known as the "cove"), just behind the wheel well. OEM side pipes hang from the rockers and add to the luscious curves that continue for the rear quarters and raked rearward roll pan containing the 4 round tail lights. Framing this below is a split rear bumper. 17-inch polished 5 spoke Torque Thrust wheels are on all 4 corners and are wrapped by BF Goodrich G-Force T/A rubber.

Tall thin, nice condition vinyl black buckets are flanked by molded black door panels on either side. A black center console is in and houses the handbrake and Hurst short throw shift lever. The central dash has an aftermarket radio in AM/FM/Cassette form, and just above a quintet of inset gauges to monitor your "flight" status! An angled black dash front houses the deep inset round gauges in front of an original rally steering wheel. For the passenger, some vinyl pockets in lieu of the glovebox can handle thin items, (maps/purse/etc). One can remove the roof panels for some open air driving.

Replacing the original engine, (a 350ci 270hp V8), which will come with this car but needs a rebuild, is now a 383ci V8 engine that the consignor stated puts out 435hp, however no documentation is provided to back this up. This is topped with a 4 barrel carburetor and a numbers matching to the car Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission is strapped to the rear of the V8. The rear axle weighs in at 3.36 gear ratio, (LR stamping code), and does a nice job of spinning the rear tires. The engine has some bling added with Chevrolet badged chrome valve coverings, an open chromed air cleaner housing, and absolutely no corrosion or rust seen with many supple color coded wires which come from a 2016 installed harness.

Just as the topside impressed this writer, so does the underside. A nice heavy coating of black paint is seen with patina covered floor pans and horizontal framing running through at equal spaces as we go through the car underneath. Independent SLA type with coil springs are on front, and for the rear, full independent suspension with a frame anchored differential unit and transverse leaf springs. Power disc brakes, and power steering helps you maneuver all the tight parking lots.

A quick starter, nice driver and handling to beat the band, this car is akin to driving a rolling work of art. It is a head turner, and handles nicely and accelerates with plenty of power thanks to the built 383ci mill. Bias free braking, and an easy clutch for the 4-speed make driving this artwork a pleasure. The heater blower is not working and our consignor notes that many original parts are included. (Engine, factory rally wheels and tires, and all parts to the un-hooked up AC system)

A nice job overall on the restoration, clean nicely painted fiberglass, shiny bumpers and hidden headlights as well as the curvaceous fenders and lines of the sugar scooper version of the Stingray. Come on down and catch the Corvette virus as the vaccine cannot stop this baby! I'll take the jab!


S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
120389-Sequential Unit Number


K25-June 25th 1971 Build
TRIM 400-Black Vinyl
PAINT 912-Sunflower Yellow

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1669014
  • Price: $42,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Bridgehampton Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:67647
  • Stock Number:4603
  • VIN:194371S120389
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