1971 Corvete LT1 convertible NUMBERS MATCHING fantastic Driver new paint, seats
Price: US $20,100.00 Item location: Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: LT-1
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: LT-1
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 12,681
- VIN: 194671S102968
- Color: Gold
- Engine size: LT1 350
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Options: Cassette Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1Please take a good look at my almost entirely original 1971 LT-1 Convertible- Selling at NO RESERVE!!
Before I get into the specifics- please remember values on these LT-1's are climbing FAST! Hagerty has a #1 car at $77,100- and $55K for a number 2!
This is a real honest-to-goodness 1971 Corvette Convertible LT-1 with the ORIGINAL MOTOR and mostly original parts.
The Warbonnet Yellow exterior was repsprayed around 10 years ago- I just had local paint guru Danny McGhee respray the hood and some of the areas on these that typically crack, and it really looks fresh now! The Odometer shows 12K- Perhaps it's 112K I just don't know.
YES this is a numbers matching car with a correct CGZ motor- The VIN of the car is 194671S102968, motor is C11S102968 and coded V0819CGZ. The heads were replaced with a rebuilt set of GM 350 heads but the original heads are included. The car is currently running a newer Holley 600 CFM carb, but a period correct original is included. I believe the gearbox and rear end to be original. While shocks and bushings have been replaced- they are much older than the paint job. That said the car drives beautifully!
The car has just recently had new plugs, wires, valve cover gaskets, and a good timing and tuneup, and starts, drives and runs great! Brakes were rebuilt recently,and newer BF Goodrich Comps are on with full tread. Gearbox is great with no "graunch" at all through the gears. Oil pressure is excellent- around 35 psi at idle. It fires RIGHT UP and settles into a great muscle car idle. These LT-1s are fabulous- a big block rumble but small block driveability. The car is still fast and pulls really hard, and of course EVERYONE loves this car on the road! Just so many smiles and thumbs up and horn honks!
The interior is a mix of original and restored- Recently had a complete Corvette America interior done at significant expense. (Original was a mess.) It looks, feels, and even smells fantastic. New seats, seat backs, hardware, door panels, weatherstripping. New dash top (this was a job!), sound barriers, full carpet (floor, door panels, rear luggage area). The seats fold, lock, and slide like new. This isn't a quickie 'seat cover slap job', this was a detailed 3-week job and it shows. Also had gauges pulled and either repaired or replaced. Now all work - tach, water temp, amp gauge, even clock works. Horn, blinkers, park lights, all that is fine. The only thing left to really sort are the headlights. The servoes and lines have been replaced and we've had the headlight doors working flawlessly, but 80% of the time only the driver's side headlight reliably opens. I'm sure a real Vette pro could get this sorted quickly.
What we have here is a real honest to goodness LT-1 Convertible in really nice shape. Paint and most of the interior is great, undercarraige is clean and shows NO evidence of any serious rust issues. The original "AX" code emission label is still there (You can make out the edge of the "X" still)- the original 6500 RPM tach is there, no fuel return line, original aluminum valve covers still there- Just a nice original car!
With Hagerty pegging a #1 restored car at $77K and even a #2 car at $55K- you can see just how good an investment these cars can be.
This is my own personal car- I am not a dealer, just a guy who LOVES cars of all types. I am NOT a Corvette expert, so I will do my best to answer any questions you might have. If you need a serial number or a photo of something please ask- I will do my best to give it to you within a reasonable amount of time.
YES this is really NO RESERVE! I've found this tends to weed out the faker bidders who really have no intention of paying, so I'll take the risk! The car is also for sale locally so I reserve the right to pull this auction if a suitable offer is made. The car is in my garage 25 miles west of Boston- Please feel free to contact me to come see it prior to close of the auction!