The Chevrolet Corvette first appeared in 1953 as a unique American entry into the sports car market dominated by European makes. Although not a muscle car by definition, the Corvette used muscle car powertrains and has represented American performance for almost fifty years.
After a year’s absence, the Stingray name reappeared on the front fenders. Front and rear disc brakes, headlight washers, center console, wheel trim rings, carpeting, and all-vinyl upholstery were now standard. This was the first time the coupe outsold the convertible, and would continue to do so in all subsequent years.
If you liked the 1970 Corvette, you’d like the 1971. They were virtually the same car. A new resin process (that supposedly improved the body) and a different interior were the major changes. Under the hood, compression ratios were lowered to enable Corvette engines to run on lower octane fuel.
Third Generation Stingray
Fitted to this car; a NUMBERS MATCHING 350/270 HP V-8 Turbo Fire Engine. The transmission is the factory optional TH-400 Automatic. The exterior is Factory correct Bridgehampton Blue with a Black vinyl interior and white convertible soft top. Factory options include Pwr. Steering, Pwr. Brakes, Pwr. Windows, tilt/telescopic steering and most notably Air Conditioning, a very rare option to be found on a period roadster!! Over the years this car has been treated to great care. A Solid example of a great American Classic Muscle Car. An excellent driver!
The attached manufacturers plate reads as follows;
– Trim # 400
– Paint # 979
– VIN # 194671S114026
– Engine # C11S114026 V0308CJK