1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - 182590Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1228.1 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/182590/182590_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1228.1 - Here is an absolutely incredible, matching numbers 1971 Chevrolet LT1 Corvette hardtop convertible. Only 1,949 LT1 Corvettes were produced in 1971. This unbelievable and iconic sports car is finished in the Firemist option of Steel Cities Gray metallic paint which was offered for an additional cost from the factory. There were 21,801 Corvettes built in 1971 and only 1,591 were produced in Steel Cities Gray metallic, making this color rarely seen, especially in 2015. The engine and transmission are both stamped with the VIN from the factory which is hard to find. The correct Steel Cities Gary metallic paint is in great original condition. The black vinyl hardtop is in excellent condition, showing very minor imperfections and seals well. Inside, the interior is correct and appears to be all original. The black leather seats look great that show minor wear only to the left side of the driver's seat bolster. The dashboard is in great condition, showing no sign of cracking or fade. It houses all of the original gauges as well as a clock and AM/FM radio. The original and correct LT1 350cid V8 starts right. The engine stamp shows a code with the last six of the VIN, showing the engine was built at the Flint, Michigan plant on the 2nd day of February with code CGZ for 350/330hp, 9.0:1 compression, 4 barrel carburetor and a manual transmission. Mated to the engine is a 4-speed manual transmission. The transmission case is stamped just like the engine. The Corvette is also equipped with power brakes and power steering. This vehicle runs and drives beautifully with all mechanical aspects working like they should.
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