Big block, four-speed Stingrays are always going to be popular. So to find this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette with this level of appeal and some great originality creates the ideal vintage deal.
Classic C3s look great in silver. It goes great with all the brightwork elements that these earlier Stingrays received, like the Rally wheels, rocker panels, two-piece rear bumper, and the re-dipped front bumper that also nicely frames the grille. This application of silver paint is an upgrade later in life. It retains a nice luster today, and it really sets off the appearance of a sophisticated total package. Of course, the power bulge in the big block hood is a nice reminder that this looker is no pushover.
The factory-correct blue interior appears quite original, and the color looks great against the exterior silver. It's a full package that looks as deep as a blue ocean, with plenty of silver accenting - like the crests of a wave. In fact, if you really want the driving experience to feel like a day at the beach, just open up the T-tops and remove the rear window (one of the final years for this feature.) Corvettes have always been a great personal sports car in providing performance features with plenty of creature comforts to make it a great long-distance cruiser. There's a three-spoke steering wheel that feels grippy in your hands. The dash is filled with auxiliary readouts, and directly in front of the driver is a large speedo and tach. That last one is especially helpful when combined with the stick shift.
Lift the hood and see an engine bay filled with big-block power. This 454 cubic-inch LS5 V8 is an era-correct motor, but you can tell there have been some solid investments all throughout its life. After all, not only is it an exceptionally tidy setup, but also it has the right details like the bold Chevy orange paint on the block, mirror-like valve covers, and a matching air topper that advertises the big power motor. It even has been upgraded to a Holley four-barrel carburetor. There's nothing quite like turning the key and hearing this monster motor awaken. Plus, with the numbers-matching four-speed manual transmission, you're always in charge of the powerband and the brutish symphony coming out of the dual exhaust. It's easy to keep all this horsepower corralled with the fully independent suspension. Plus, you have more great driving features such as power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and BF Goodrich rubber at each corner.
Complete with maintenance records ($15k in recent years), you're looking at a slick classic that's also a powerful driver. It's an unbeatable combination that you can take home tomorrow. But the only way to do that is call today!