1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
This super C5 is ripe for the picking.
The 1967 Corvette is considered the most-loved Corvette ever produced. The combination of classic C2 styling, along with an incredible array of powertrain and comfort options, makes it one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Not bad for a car that was never supposed to be made!
Classic Car Overview
April 2022: Power steering assist and brakes checked; new power steering hose/clamp, rear brake calipers and pads replaced, rotors resurfaced, brake lines cleaned and new fluid added.
350/270hp, power steering, power brakes, air-conditioning, AM/FM radio. Only meter that doesn't work full time is the clock. Upgrades include Edelbrock high-performance manifold and carburetor (have originals to go with car when sold).
Purchased the vehicle from my next-door neighbor's son who owned the car for three years. He purchased it from Hovey Motors (San Antonio). However, Hovey Motors did not provide the restoration pics/information mentioned below. I did call the owner that entered the information in the C3 registry and he confirmed that he did sell the car with those records, so I believe the information to be true.
Vehicle color code ID states green/green, but exterior is red and interior is black. Assume this was either changed by the dealership at time of delivery (which would be noted on the BPO sticker attached to the top of the gas tank) or at the time of restoration mentioned below. I have not dropped the gas tank, so not sure which.
History from owner prior to selling to Hovey Motors (C3 Registry site)
I purchased this beautiful 1971
Corvette Stingray about 4 years
ago in September 2007 with 112,980 miles on it. Since then I’ve only put 2,964
miles on her for a total of 115,944 actual miles. I purchased this to enjoy riding
in the local parades. During my ownership, it has never seen rain and has been garage kept. The previous owner purchased it for his wife in 1984 and restored it. I’m
unsure of how many owners before that. A total frame-off restoration was done in 1984 and I have every receipt plus
pictures of the entire restoration. The company that performed the restoration was
Auto Restorers, Inc. in Haleyville, AL.
The factory matching 350 Chevrolet engine was balanced and blue printed in 84, and there is under 21,000 actual miles since restoration, which was completed in '86. This Stingray has
removable t-tops, removable back window, automatic transmission, disc brakes, telescopic-power steering, heat and air conditioning, AM-FM radio, full factory gauges,
rally wheels, leather seats, and runs and drives great!
To my knowledge the car is stock except for the air cleaner and valve covers.
The brakes and tires have about 2,000 miles on them, virtually brand new. I’m
pretty sure the factory seats were vinyl and have been replaced with leather.
There are chips here and there in the paint and a few spiderwebs in the fiberglass. This is not a brand-new car and in the spirit
of total disclosure, I’m doing my best to describe the exact condition. The door
jam up by the vin number plate has some slight rust. The valve cover gasket is
seeping a little oil as well (has been fixed before sale at Hovey Motors). The A/C was repaired during my ownership and
has failed again (fixed by Hovey Motors). Complete
compressor and hoses are all there. The chrome on the bumpers is outstanding.
The rally wheels are pristine!
- Classic Car ID101536187
- Stock NumberN/A
- CategoryAmerican Classics
- Body StyleCoupe
- Mileage122,000 miles
- Engine8 Cylinder
- DoorsTwo Door
- Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
- Transmission3 Speed Automatic
- Exterior ColorRed
- Interior ColorBlack
- Seat ColorBlack
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