1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 Stingray
Beneath the mean appearance lies the heart of a beast. But not only does this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette have a big block V8 and four-speed, but also these are original to the car. So as you look over the blacked-out presentation, you're also going to be delighted by the correct features Ã¢â‚¬â€œ right sown to the cold factory A/C. Oh yeah, and did we mention celebrity ownership? Racing star Kurt Busch likes the matte black vinyl wrap appearance on this Stingray, and so you probably will, too. It does a great job of highlighting the early C3s most aggressive features like the shark-like nose, well-creased fenders, flying buttresses, and well-integrated spoiler on the Kamm-style rear end. Plus, the muted shine of the black amplifies the chrome on the bumpers, windshield surround, and 17-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels (a set of Rally wheels can also be made available.) But the boldest part of a Corvette is always the big block hood that tells everyone there's something special under there (more on that in a moment.) When you open the door, you're greeted to a full black interior. So no matter if you have the T-tops on or off, you still get to show off a full midnight package. The leather bucket seats are exceptionally comfortable, and there are nice features like power windows and an upgraded AM/FM/cassette with digital tuner. Just like the exterior, the black really allows the silver accents to pop on everything from the door panels to the three-spoke steering wheel. Beyond that, the dual pod readouts mean the all-important tachometer is large and directly in front of you. Plus, the full gauge package is prominently to the side. This is one of the final years for the removable rear window, and so when combined with the T-tops out, you get a true wind-in-your-hair experience. Because the factory air conditioning is still blowing cold, you can continue to enjoy this long into the summer season. Lift the hood and see an engine bay filled with big-block power. This 454 cubic-inch LS5 V8 is the car's original numbers-matching engine, and it really is a strong runner. The tidy engine bay features the correct details like the Chevy orange paint on the block as well as the bright distributor shield, valve covers, and air topper. There's nothing quite like turning the key and hearing this monster motor awaken. Plus, the Muncie four-speed manual transmission is original to the car, too. Also, this iconic close-ratio gearbox always keep you in charge of the power band and the brutish symphony coming out of the dual exhaust. It's easy to keep all this horsepower corralled with great driving features such as the power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, Bilstein shocks, and the Corvette's legendary fully independent suspension. It's not just that this is Kurt Busch's classic Corvette, but also that it's a big block, four-speed, legend with all the right features. So don't delay, call today!