454V8 4-Speed: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

The C3 generation Corvette is not the most desirable of cars to proudly display the crossed flags emblem, but it’s not a wrong choice if you are on a budget. The C3 is often ridiculed for being one of the least sporty of the Corvettes, but the body shape is admired by many and today’s C3 has a 454ci V8 and a 4-speed manual. Happy Birthday AMERICA! Find this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette bidding for $14,500 with a few hours to go located in Tewksbury, MA via hemmings auctions. Tip from BP.

From the seller:

“Meticulously maintained” is how the seller describes this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, which is said to be powered by its original LS5 454 big-block engine. The interior has been restored, while recent maintenance reportedly includes new brakes and a rebuilt four-speed transmission. The air conditioning system also has a new compressor and the system is said to “work great.” Overall, it’s said to be in very good driver condition, with a color change to Classic White its only significant change from its factory specs.

According to the seller, the LS5 454-cu.in. V8 is original and in good-running order.
It was originally rated at 365 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is said to start easily and run smoothly.
Less than 25 percent of all 1971 Corvettes were equipped with a big-block engine.
The Muncie four-speed was rebuilt and sends torque to a 3.36-geared rear axle.
Per trim tag’s “989” paint code, the car’s original color was War Bonnet Yellow.
Repainted Classic White, the exterior finish is said to be in “gleaming” condition.
The 400-code black vinyl interior has been restored with accurate seat covers.
The steering wheel, dash pad, door panels and additional trim appear in very good condition.
An aftermarket center console was installed and the original AM/FM radio is retained.
The air conditioning is in working order, thanks to a new compressor.
Optional equipment includes power steering and power brakes.
The car drives on Firestone radial tires mounted on factory Rally wheels.

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