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1971 Chevrolet (C3) Corvette LT1
This 1971 Chevrolet (C3) Corvette Stingray LT1 is a matching-numbers example of a rarefied Corvette model, presenting in a desirable colour combination. It is powered by a high-compression 350ci (5.7-litre) V8 engine which sends 330hp (246kW) to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. This example currently shows 56,035 miles on its odometer since new.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is arguably the most iconic of all Corvette designs, based off the Mako Shark II concept by Larry Shinoda. The Stingray featured a targa top roof for the first time, allowing open-top motoring with sports coupe styling. The C3 Corvette was produced from the late 1960s until the early 1980s, with consistent updates throughout the years bringing about further refinements and engineering tweaks. A notable option introduced around the turn of 1970 was the LT1 engine option, which was a higher-output 350 cubic inch V8 produced only in limited numbers. Only 1949 examples left the factory with the LT1 engine in this car’s 1971 model year. The car can complete the quarter mile run in 14.36 seconds at a trap speed of 101.69mph (163.65km/h).
This example is finished in Bridgehampton Blue which is a similarly rare colour option for the era. The interior is upholstered in black vinyl and carpeting, complete with signature Stingray floor mats. The car shows in unmodified condition, only benefitting from regular maintenance when needed. It is a targa top model and rides on a set of 15-inch Chevrolet wheels painted in silver with chrome centres. The tyres are BF Goodrich radial T/A.
Imported from Buyavette, Georgia USA by its current owner in 2015, this Corvette has been well taken care of throughout its life. It has received a mechanical refresh at some point including the replacement of tie rods, exhaust, bushes, vacuum lines, and the steering has been overhauled. The gearbox and differential has been rebuilt by Enterprise Automotive in Berwick, a small outlet which specialises in early model Corvettes. Servicing has been completed by Enterprise Automotive too, with the last maintenance taking place less than 1000 miles ago.
The exterior condition of this Corvette shows in very good order, with Bridgehampton Blue paintwork displaying a satisfying amount of reflection and minimal signs of paint damage. There are some minor paint chips identified around the headlights, and small scratches on the passenger side window. The owner also notes some miniscule paint bubble blemishes in the fibreglass of the rear quarter panels, and there’s also a paint mark on the car’s bonnet. Elsewhere, chrome trim presents in good order and all four wheels show no signs of curb rash. The tyres display a good amount of tread remaining.
The cabin presents similarly well to the car’s exterior. There are no rips or tears to the seat upholstery, the dash shows in good condition, and the carpeting all displays nicely. Cabin switchgear all looks to be in good order and functions correctly, while trim throughout displays in decent condition.
Accompanying service documentation and an owner’s manual will be supplied with this vehicle.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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