For Sale: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette in Charlotte, North Carolina

$139,900

Vehicle Description

SUMMARY

Restored by Corvette connoisseurs Ken and Gary Nabers

NCRS Top Flight award winner / Bloomington Gold certified

Original 454 cubic inch LS6 V8

Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission

Correct Brands Hatch Green paint

Correct Black leather interior

Sale includes: An NCRS Shipping Data Report / Copies of the car's Bloomington and NCRS certificates

Correct differential

Factory 4-wheel disc brakes

1 of only 188 LS6 Corvettes produced for the 1971 model year

If you're looking for a cool classic to add to your collection, it doesn't get much better than this investment grade Corvette. 1 of only 188 LS6 Corvettes produced for the 1971 model year, this incredible coupe wraps a professional restoration around an original 454, a correct Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed and a roster of impressive options. What's more: in addition to earning Bloomington Gold certification and NCRS Top Flight honors, the car is documented by an official NCRS Shipping Data Report. Looking for a world-class rendition of America's world-beating sports car? Then park this impressive Stingray in your garage!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled at GM's storied St. Louis manufacturing facility, this incredible Vette was produced on March 24th, 1971, Bloomington Gold certified on June 25th, 2000 and claimed NCRS Top Flight honors on November 4th, 2000. Of course, 30-year-old steel and resin doesn't live that kind of award-winning life unless it's benefitted from extensive restoration. And since this coupe spent quite a while with Corvette connoisseurs Ken and Gary Nabers of Houston, Texas, it's safe to assume the car has been carefully and correctly rebuilt. Naturally, that body-off reboot was topped with a glossy coat of correct Brands Hatch Green 2-stage. And today, this solid Chevy is a top-notch classic that provides a delightful combination of style, exclusivity and provenance.

With such a cleanly styled body, ornamentation could have easily ruined the C3's presence. Thankfully, Chevrolet did a great job of placing form over function and keeping brightwork to a minimum. At the front of the car, chrome-trimmed grilles center small parking lamps between a thin bumper and subtle chin spoiler. Above that bumper, a cross-flag-branded header draws the eye to a chrome-trimmed hood that seats bold "454" emblems at the foot of a vacuum operated cowl. That hood reflects factory-tint glass that's framed in bright stainless trim and capped by body-matched T-tops. At the sides of that glass, flush door poppers and flowing "Stingray" emblems perfectly complement a correct mirror, classy fender gills and stylish rocker trim. And at the back of the car, a "CORVETTE" branded valance hangs signature tail lamps and two chrome bumpers between a factory antenna, a requisite cross-flag fuel filler and spotless stainless exhaust tips

ENGINE

In 1971, if you wanted a top-of-the-line Corvette, you had one option: a 425 horsepower version of Chevrolet's coveted LS6 454. Fully sorted and ready to roll, this Stingray's original LS6 hangs a familiar 3963512 casting number behind a correct "CPX" assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. At the top of the mill, a chrome, correctly decaled air cleaner forces wind in to an 850cfm Holley 4-barrel that's cinched to stainless fuel lines and a correct aluminum intake. At the sides of that carb, stamped and painted valve covers cap correct Winters heads and fully restored exhaust manifolds. At the back of those heads, chrome-cased ignition sequences spark through silver-sleeved Packard cables. Opposite that ignition, traditional V-belts spin a correct alternator, complete with a correct deep-groove pulley, opposite a correct A.I.R. smog pump. In front of those ancillaries, a shrouded radiator circulates water through pliable hoses and reproduction tower clamps. Naturally, the Chevy Orange big block plays well against the car's Satin Black engine bay. And details like correct decals, a fresh master cylinder and a familiar Harrison expansion tank mix good form with great function.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Peer under this low-slung Chevy and you'll find a factory chassis that's straight, solid and ready to show. The car's hot big block twists torque through a tough Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, which hangs a correct 1971 (71) high performance (CY) assembly tag in front of a correct, "AW" branded differential. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt, factory-spec suspension combines traditional manual steering with tight turns and increased grip. At the corners of the car, four disc brakes ensure quick, drama-free stops. Aluminized exhaust pipes shuttle spent gases through throaty mufflers and polished stainless tips. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome Rally Wheels, which spin F70-15 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports around polished trim rings and turbine center caps.

INTERIOR

Between the doors, a correct Black interior offers space for two with plenty of vintage style. At ground level, clean carpet founds a sculpted console under a correct factory shifter. At the sides of that console, correct leather seats split factory lap and shoulder belts. At the front of those seats, a weather-free dash hangs restored telemetry over a correct Delco AM/FM radio. At the sides of that dash, wood-trimmed door panels front factory power windows. And in front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel laps a tilting column.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Here's a quick look at the car's VIN, Trim Tag and NCRS Shipping Data Report.

VIN: 194371S112983

1: Chevrolet Motor Division

9: Corvette

4: V8 engine

37: Coupe

1: 1971 model year

S: Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri

112983: Sequential Production Number

TRIM TAG

H23: Assembled on March (H) 23rd (23), 1971

403: Black leather interior

983: Brands Hatch Green paint

NCRS SHIPPING DATA REPORT

GM official production date: March 24th, 1971

Original delivery dealer code and zone: 200 and 27

Original dealer location: Believed to be New York

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

A vintage dealer brochure

The car's original Owner's Manual and accessory literature

A vintage Protect-O-Plate (Not original to this Corvette)

The aforementioned NCRS Shipping Data Report

A copy of the car's Bloomington Gold certificate

A copy of the car's NCRS Top Flight certificate

A receipt for recent service performed

A large showboard

Mixing an original LS6 big block with a low maintenance 3-speed and restoration-fresh aesthetics, this exclusive Vette is fun to drive AND admire. And with top recognition from both Bloomington and NCRS, it's a great conversation starter that's poised to define C3 collector cars. If you've been searching for a blue chip classic that you can enjoy for years to come, welcome to the world of Corvette!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-801582
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Brands Hatch Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:82270
  • Stock Number:135500
  • VIN:194371