However, the 1971 Corvette remains to be among the least changed model in the entire production history of the Corvettes. Government safety and fuel standards continued to put pressure on manufacturers to limit or eliminate high performance engines. If the cost of shipping exceeds this amount or shipping is delayed for reasons beyond Flemings control, the customer will be liable for the difference in shipping costs. A new computer system adjusted the ignition and a new electronic carburetor for better emissions performance. These are very special factory built cars and most certainly well undervalued compared to the higher production number L88. If you do not want a fastback this is a desirable project car.
I would prefer a previous model for a restoration project unless you find one that you cannot pass up. It is a vehicle, that in good condition, will always retain its high value. During the search, the purchaser met with plenty of prospective sellers and looked at many that had extensive body damage from previous accidents. Company policies: 1 Vehicle Claims and Descriptions: Vehicle Descriptions, representations and claims are based on what can be seen by the human eye, documentation, previous professional experience, opinion, factory claims, and, or, information passed on to us by previous owners or restorers. Prices for the special highperformance versions of this car are extremely high. Corvette production began shortly after the show. He and his team secretly built a lightweight 2,000 pounds version of the Stingray in 1962 and named it Grand Sport.
Summing Up The 1971 Corvette stands out to be one of the most spectacular engineering works in America. Chevy Corvette C3 Stingray Restoration and Performance Parts With the longest production run of any Corvette era, the C3 generation 1968-82 was full of milestones. This model looks identical to the previous two and would make a good project car if you want chrome bumpers. A new eggcrate grille and side vents wereintroduced, along with enlarged fenders to reduce rock damage. If this system is installed on a 1969 Corvette, look at the option codes to see if it was originally installed at the factory.
The dashboard is in excellent condition with all gauges and bezels showing as new. The steering wheel was reduced from 16 to 15 inches in diameter, and the key switch was moved to the steering column and featured a steering-wheel lock. C3 Stingrays continued to carry the American performance car mantle, despite changing emissions requirements. Written by Walt Thurn and Posted with Permission of CarTechBooks. The first thing to do with a new project when you get it home is to explore the vehicle in detail. The company had decided to stop production until Ford introduced its two-seat Thunderbird in 1955, which was a huge sales success. The base 350-ci engine was increased to 195 hp.
However, Arkus-Duntov was very vocal about its weight, poor rear visibility in the split window coupe, and large frontal area. The four wheels were supported with a steel temporary spare tire. The revised 1956 Corvette featured roll-up windows, a power-operated top, and a removable hardtop. For that reason, the 1971 Corvette was to be designed as an extension of the 1970 model. It was named Stingray and featured a stunning design, but it was very heavy 3,015 pounds for a sports car. Dudley has cared for it ever since and keeps it in sound mechanical condition. The horizontal area above the grille made the car lift at high speeds.
Corvette Repair owner Kevin Mackay is a stickler for details when it comes to returning these famous racing Corvettes to their original glory. The first Corvette was completed on June 30, 1953, in the Warren, Michigan, assembly plant. The original Mako Shark sits in the background. The other thing that needs to be done right away is a front-end wheel alignment. The team left a note on the windshield telling the owner what happened and that he would get his radiator back after the race. I would prefer an 1980 over a 1981 unless one could be found at a very low price. This is among the cleanest of the third-generation designs; if you desire an early driver C3 this is my favorite.
All 1971 Corvettes ran on unleaded fuel. Because the restoration was not going to be completely original, the purchaser decided to change the car's exterior color. The assembly line was moved to St. In 1974 the rear chrome bumpers were replaced with this 5-mph two piece injection-molded urethane rear bumper cover. The rear bumper had a seam down the middle that distinguished it from 1975-and-later Corvettes.
The coupe version was designed with two removable panels that could be stored in the back luggage compartment. This was a one-year-only feature. If a customer needs additional time to complete the transaction, special provisions may be accorded by management of Flemings Ultimate Garage via a Non Refundable Deposit. The frame rails were thinner. Many were produced and if the price is right would be worthwhile to restore. This was the last year for the chrome front and rear bumpers. General Motors banned racing in 1963 and only five examples were completed.
These special racers brought Corvette extensive competition successes. The Corvette restoration began by rebuilding the front and rear suspensions, and then and replacing the shock absorbers followed by a brake inspection. The most important to consider is what kind of driving you want to do. In 1969 only 4,355 customers ordered the optional N14 side-mounted exhaust system. The new racer made the cover of all the major automotive magazines and won numerous races with driver Dr. A total of 693 Corvettes were sold with a V-8 during the 1955 model year.