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1971 Corvette Stingray Convertible Steel Cities Gray Show Quality Paint Leather

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Year: 1971
Mileage: 68,000
VIN: 194671S109830
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Peru, Illinois, United States

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Additional Info:

I have a 1971 Corvette convertible for sale. It is ready for summer cruising with the top down! It has been treated to an extensive amount of work over the past 6 months. This car was a nice 100% rust free driver that had never been in an accident. The paint was tired so we decided to repaint it in the original color, Steel Cities Gray. This corvette now has a fresh show quality finish. The car had all the old paint stripped off so we could start with a blank canvas for a great paint job. We found no cracks in the body, so then we spent an excessive amount of hours priming and blocking the car so as to have a very smooth and straight body for paint. The Steel Cities Gray paint job is all PPG materials with 4 coats of clear that were then sanded flat and polished to a perfect gloss. This color is incredible in the sun, everyone that has seen the color loves it. This is an A/C car with a white top and black leather interior from the factory. The top is in good condition, and the interior is all original with the exception of the new carpet we installed. The door inserts are painted Steel Cities Gray to match exterior of car, a nice custom touch. When we got this corvette, there was a dealer installed luggage rack on the rear deck. We decided to fill the holes for a nice clean look, the original rack and all its fasteners go with the car in case you want to reinstall it. All the chrome and stainless on the car are original and in nice condition. The car has 68K original miles on it and the engine and transmission are not the matching number originals. It now has a healthy 350 mated to a turbo 400 transmission, it runs good and has plenty of power. I was told by the previous owner the engine and trans were installed at around 55K miles. When was the last time you saw a Steel Cities Gray 1971 Corvette convertible? It definitely stands out from the crowd!

Here is a link to 150 pictures - https://www.flickr.com/photos/71673757@N03/albums/72157689361916750

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Here are the numbers decoded

Trim 403 – Black Leather

Paint 988 – Steel Cities Gray

G15 – Feb 15th 1971 build date

VIN# 194671S109830 – Chevrolet, Corvette, V8, Convertible, 1971, St. Louis assembly plant, 109830 build sequence number

Along with the new paint is all the mechanical work and new parts listed below, I have all the receipts for the work we have done on it.

  • All new brakes - calipers, pads, rotors, master cylinder and booster
  • Flushed the braking system and added all new brake fluid
  • Air filter
  • Oil & filter change
  • Stripped and restored the original wheels in correct color.
  • Plugs, wires, coil, billet distributor with electronic ignition
  • Valve cover, oil pan & transmission pan gaskets, transmission filter and fluid
  • Replaced all the weather stripping
  • Carpet
  • Rebuilt carburetor and new choke pull off
  • Door hinge pins
  • Front and rear shocks
  • Engine belts
  • Flushed coolant system and added all new coolant
  • Flushed power steering system and all new fluid
  • Power washed, degreased and repainted underside of car and engine compartment
  • All new light bulbs, inside and out
  • Exhaust pipes and mufflers

Items that need work yet

· radio

· clock

· oil pressure gauge (we tested engine with a good gauge, held 40lbs at warmed up idle)

· Needs valve seals, it smokes a little until it is warmed up

· wiper motor

· A/C system needs freon recharged