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VIN 194371S120791


























   
Car Year: 1971
Car's approximate birthday: July 2, 1971
 
Owner: eBay Motors stingraymagic
City: Goodlettsville
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
Nickname: 194371S120791
State: Restored
 
Exterior: 912 Sunflower Yellow (5.40%)
Interior: 403 Black (Leather)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Other Color
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (270hp) 67.34% 5,496.00
  C60 Air Conditioning 52.66% 459.00
  J50 Power Brakes 62.19% 47.00
  M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 46.14% 0.00
  Total   0.5494%
(120 Cars)
6,002.00
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Mileage: 23,526
Added to Registry 03/15/2010
 
Car history:
A STUNNING, TOTALLY RESTORED, ONE OF A KIND, 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
STINGRAY COUPE WITH REMOVABLE T-TOPS AND REAR WINDOW. JUST MADE
FOR THAT MOST PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR
THAT CLASSIC LOOK. THERE IS JUST A LITTLE OVER 7,000 MILES ON THIS
VEHICLE SINCE RESTORATION. THIS CAR WAS ALL ORIGINAL WHEN I BOUGHT
IT AND WAS STORED IN THE PREVIOUS OWNERS HEATED GARAGE FOR AT
LEAST 10 YEARS. THE ODOMETER READ 15,858 MILES (MAYBE +100 BUT I DONT
KNOW) PRIOR TO MY COMPLETE FRAME-OFF RESTORATION AND AS OF THIS
DATE READS 23,526 MILES (+100). THIS CORVETTE IS A DRIVER NOT
A TRAILER QUEEN BUT THE FACT IS THAT IS HAS NEVER SEEN A DROP OF RAIN
OR A FLAKE OF SNOW OR AN AUTOMATIC CAR WASH, AND IS HAND WAXED
ONLY. WHEN NOT IN USE, THE CAR STAYS COVERED IN MY HEATED, AIR CONDITIONED.

IT WAS COMPLETED SEVEN YEARS AGO AND IS THE NICEST CHROME BUMPER
COLLECTOR CORVETTE YOU COULD EVER FIND. I BUILT THIS CAR FOR MYSELF
SUPPOSEDLY TO LAST ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

THIS LITTLE STINGRAY HAS WON FIRST PLACE IN EVERY CAR SHOW ENTERED
(IN ITS CLASS) BOTH BIG AND LITTLE SHOWS, INCLUDING THE HUNTERS
EXPO IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE MARCH 2005 (IN ITS CLASS). IT WAS ALSO ON
DISPLAY AT THE CORVETTE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXPO IN NASHVILLE,
TENNESSEE JUNE 27/28 2003, AND RECEIVED AN HONORABLE MENTION AMONG
THE HUNDREDS OF C-3 CORVETTES THERE.

REASON FOR SELLING:
I AM 77 YEARS OLD AND RETIRED FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS HERE IN
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. I AM SELLING DUE TO MY HEALTH. I HAD A VERY
SERIOUS BACK OPERATION AND HAD TO LEARN TO WALK ALL OVER AGAIN.
SOON AFTER THAT I HAD BOTH KNEES REPLACED, LEARNED TO WALK AGAIN. A
YEAR LATER MY LEFT KNEE-CAP BROKE IN HALF AND HAD A THIRD OPERATION
NOW I HAVE TROUBLE WALKING AT ALL. ALL THIS HAS PROHIBITED ME FROM
GETTING INTO MY CORVETTE MUCH LESS DRIVING IT. SO BASICALLY MY
CORVETTE DAYS ARE OVER. ALL I CAN DO NOW IS LOOK AT IT. SO, FAR BETTER
IS TO PART WITH IT THAN ALLOW THE GREMLINS TO CRAWL IN AND CAUSE
TROUBLE WHEN IT SITS.

THIS CAR HAS FAR COMPLETED ITS SHAKEDOWN CRUISE AND BELIEVE ME
WHEN I SAY YOU CAN DRIVE THIS CAR ANYWHERE, ANYTIME! YOU WILL NOT BE
DISAPPOINTED NO MATTER WHAT YOU PAY FOR IT. THIS CORVETTE IS AN
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT AS THE BUMPER CORVETTES HOLD THEIR TRUE VALUE.

VIEWING, PICK-UP, SHIPPING, SELLERS PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
IM TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW OWNER KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT
THIS CAR AND TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING, NO STORIES OR
HIDDEN AGENDAS, STUDY THE PHOTOS!

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

THIS CAR HAS A CLEAR TENNESSEE TITLE AND IS BEING SOLD AS IS WHERE
IS WITH (NO WARRANTY). A BILL OF SALE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE NEW
OWNER IF NEEDED.

SHIPPING /DELIVERY IS TOTALLY UP TO THE PURCHASER. IF YOU BRING A
CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER WE WILL HAVE TO GO TO MY BANK AND
CASH THEM. THE CAR WILL NOT LEAVE HERE UNTIL I HAVE CASH IN HAND.
SORRY FOR THE TROUBLE, BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS TODAY. I HAVE NO WAY
TO DELIVER BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL TRUCKING COMPANIES THAT DO THIS.

IF YOU WANT TO VIEW THIS CAR, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT.

THE BODY:
THIS CORVETTE WAS PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED. THE BODY WAS STRIPPED,
DOOR JAMS INCLUDED. THE ENTIRE CAR WAS PRIMED AND PAINTED WITH
DUPONT (ORIGINAL) LUCITE LACQUER BLACK #99S PAINT. (BY THE WAY THE
ORIGINAL COLOR WAS SUNFLOWER YELLOW, A VERY RARE COLOR IN 1971,
ONLY 1177 CARS WERE THAT COLOR, TIED WITH NEVADA SILVER) BUT I
WANTED A BLACK CAR. A TOTAL OF 22 COATS OF PRIMER, PAINT AND CLEAR
WERE APPLIED, WET SANDED AND BUFFED TO A MIRROR FINISH. THE BODY WAS
REMOVED FROM THE FRAME AND REALIGNED. ALL THE BODY LINES NOW ARE
BETTER THAN FACTORY. THE DOORS CLOSE LIKE REFRIGERATOR DOORS.

FOR SHOW PURPOSES THE HOOD (ONLY THE HOOD) WAS PROFESSIONALLY
(ART) PAINTED WITH GHOST LACE FLAMES (SEE PHOTOS). I WILL LEAVE THESE
ON THE CAR WHEN SOLD. THE NEW OWNER HAS THE OPTION TO LEAVE THEM OR
JUST RE-PAINT THE HOOD. ONE GALLON OF 99S PAINT WILL BE PROVIDED WITH
THE CAR. (THE FLAMES WON AN AWARD OF THEIR OWN).

A NEW LIBBEY OWENS WINDSHIELD WAS INSTALLED ALONG WITH NEW DELCO
WS WIPER ARMS AND WIPER BLADES. A NEW W.S. WIPER MOTOR AND SWITCH
WERE ALSO INSTALLED.

FRAME, SUSPENSION AND EXHAUST:
THE FRAME IS ROCK SOLID AND ABSOLUTELY RUST FREE. IT WAS STEAM
CLEANED AND RE-PAINTED BLACK. ALL FRONT END SUSPENSION PARTS WERE
REPLACED, SHOCKS ARE MONROE HD GASMATICS, ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
MOUNTS, NEW SPRINGS, IDLER ARM, TIE ROD END KIT, BALL JOINTS,
BUSHINGS. ALSO INSTALLED IS A NEW STEERING BOX, ALL STEERING
COMPONENTS, LINES AND ACCESSORIES.

THE EXHAUST SYSTEM IS A CORVETTE ALUMINIZED CHAMBERED DUAL EXHAUST
SYSTEM WITH 2.5 INCH PIPES FRONT TO BACK WITH FACTORY NEW 160221
STAINLESS STOCK TIPS. DRIFT BACK TO THE 70S, THE TONE IS CORVETTE
MUSIC TO THE EARS.

WHEELS, TIRES, BRAKES AND FUEL:
ALL NEW BRAKES INCLUDING CALIPERS, ROTORS AND GM PADS. ALL NEW
PARTS FOR THE EMERGENCY BRAKE SYSTEM.
4 (B F G) RADIAL T/A 225/70R15 TIRES INSTALLED AND BALANCED ON
MATCHING 8 STOCK CORVETTE RALLY WHEELS THAT ARE SERIAL NUMBERED,
ORIGINAL GM CENTER CAPS (NOT PLASTIC RE-MAKES) AND NEW POLISHED
STAINLESS TRIM RINGS.

A NEW GAS TANK, INCLUDING ALL NEW HOSES AND NEW SENDING UNIT. ALL
NEW ARP BOLTS, NUTS AND SCREWS, NEW FRAME TO STOCK BODY SOLID
MOUNTS COMPLETE THE ROLLING CHASSIS.

TRANSMISSION:
THE TRANSMISSION IS THE ORIGINAL 400 AUTOMATIC GM TURBO,
PROFESSIONALLY REBUILT USING ALL BRAND NEW PARTS INCLUDING A NEW
STOCK TORQUE CONVERTER WITH A STREET/STRIP SHIFT KIT.

DIFFERENTIAL:
THE DIFFERENTIAL WAS PROFESSIONALLY REBUILT BY OUR LOCAL CHEVROLET
DEALERS EXPERT AUTHORIZED CORVETTE MECHANIC USING ALL NEW GM
PARTS, INCLUDING NEW BEARINGS, CLUTCHES, AND NEW RING AND PINION
GEARS. THE ENTIRE DRIVE TRAIN HAS JUST OVER 7,500 MILES ON IT. ALL 6
UNIVERSAL JOINTS HAVE BEEN REPLACED AND ALL 3 DRIVE SHAFTS WERE
INSPECTED AND BALANCED.

BUMPERS:
BOTH FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH BRAND NEW
REPLACEMENT BUMPERS INCLUDING NEW NUTS, BOLTS AND WASHERS.

ENGINE:
THE ENGINE IS A PROFESSIONALLY BUILT STOCK 350 CU IN. 4 BOLT MAIN
ENGINE, 293 HORSE POWER WITH TORQUE 342 @ 4500 RPM, BORED.030 WITH
ALL NEW FORGED TRW PISTONS. A (270 DURATION) GENERAL KINETICS #CIH-
270-S CAMSHAFT AND LIFTER KIT SYSTEM MATCHES A CORVETTE GM #3896929
STOCK 71 CAM.

WEIAND INTAKE MANIFOLD, (I HAVE THE CAST IRON ORIGINAL IF WANTED) AND
A NEW 750 HOLLEY CARBURETOR WITH AN EDELBROCK ELECTRIC CHOKE KIT.

THE BLOCK IS A REPLACEMENT, REASON BEING, THE FACTORY BLOCK WAS
UNUSABLE DUE TO A CAST/POURS CYLINDER. OTHERWISE THIS WOULD BE A
NUMBERS CAR. BUT THE BLOCK ITSELF IS A (PROPER PERIOD ENGINE) DATE
CODE TO A 1971 CORVETTE #3970010 STOCK 4 BOLT MAIN ENGINE. THE
CRANKSHAFT IS THE STOCK ORIGINAL, IT WAS CLEANED, TRUE-CHECKED AND
POLISHED ONLY. ALL FEL-PRO GASKETS.

DISTRIBUTOR:
STOCK GM (CAME WITH THE CAR) REBUILT MECHANICAL, SPECIAL 90 DEGREE
TACH DRIVE WITH NEW TACH CABLE. THE POINTS SYSTEM WAS REPLACED BY A
PERTRONIX IGNITOR ELECTRONIC IGNITION.

HEADS:
THE CYLINDER HEADS ARE THE FACTORY STOCK CAST #3973487 HEADS THAT
ORIGINALLY CAME WITH THE CAR. THEY WERE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND
WERE ALSO PROFESSIONALLY REBUILT WITH ALL NEW GUIDES, VALVES,
PUSHRODS, ROCKER ARMS AND MATCHING COMP VALVE SPRINGS TO MATCH
THE CAMSHAFT. THE VALVE COVERS ARE STOCK ALUMINUM FINNED FACTORY
CORVETTE COVERS. ALL HEAD BOLTS AND HARDWARE ARE NEW. MANY GM
PARTS USED THROUGHOUT THIS BUILD! ALL FAN BELTS REPLACED NEW BY
DAYCO TOP DOG BELTS. SOME PULLEYS ARE NEW. NEW POWER STEERING
KIT VBP INC.

COOLING SYSTEM:
THE WHOLE COOLING SYSTEM HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE RADIATOR IS A BRAND
NEW WALKER RADIATOR. STAYS NICE AND COOL ALONG WITH A HEAVY DUTY
WATER PUMP AND A NEW HEATER CORE, WORKS GREAT, ALL NEW UPPER AND
LOWER HEATER HOSES WERE REPLACED WITH GATES HOSES WHICH INCLUDES
A WINTER/SUMMER SHUT-OFF VALVE (KEEPS CORVETTE INTERIOR COOLER) AND
NEW FAN SHROUD WITH STAINLESS CORVETTE NAME PLATE.

AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATER:
HERE YOU GO PEOPLE, A CORVETTE WITH REAL FACTORY COLD AIR! THIS IS A
BLESSING! AN ORIGINAL AIR CONDITIONED CAR. THE AIR CONDITIONING
SYSTEM IS ALL BRAND NEW AND IS WORKING PERFECT LIKE A NEW CAR
SHOULD! BLOWS NICE COLD AIR. WITH A #156188 AC DELCO EVAPORATOR
CORE, CONDENSER, EXPANSION VALVE, ALL OTHER PARTS FROM COLD AIR
PRODUCTS INC. (NOTE; AT THE CORVETTE EXPO, OUT OF ALL THE C-3
CORVETTES ON DISPLAY, HUNDREDS, (THIS WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH FACTORY
AIR THAT WORKED AND DID NOT HAVE THE BELT CUT).

T-TOPS AND DOORS:
BOTH T-TOPS HAVE BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY DISASSEMBLED PAINTED INSIDE AND
OUT AND REBUILT. LATCHES AND OTHER HARDWARE WERE REPLACED WHEN
NECESSARY WITH NEW PARTS. ALL NEW RUBBER WEATHER STRIPPING AND
SEALS INSTALLED. BRAND NEW STORING TYPE COVERS COME WITH THE T-
TOPS (SEE PHOTO).

THE DOORS WERE BOTH COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED INSIDE AND OUT, PRIMED
AND PAINTED. ALL INTERIOR DOOR AND WINDOW REGULATOR PARTS, LATCH
AND LOCKING MECHANISM PARTS, BOLTS, NUTS AND SCREWS WERE REPLACED
WITH NEW PARTS. THE WINDOWS WERE RETAINED BECAUSE THEY WERE IN
PERFECT CONDITION. ALL NEW WINDOW FELTS, WEATHER STRIPPING AND
SEALS WERE REPLACED ALONG WITH NEW DOOR LIGHT PUSH SWITCHES. TWO
BRAND NEW MID AMERICA STOCK SMALL HEAD, REAR VIEW MIRRORS ALL
NEW LIGHT BULBS THROUGHOUT.

THE REMOVABLE REAR WINDOW WAS IN PERFECT SHAPE AND JUST NEEDED
TLC, CLEANING UP, WAXING AND A NEW WEATHER STRIPPING SEAL INSTALLED
ON THE BODY, (SEE PHOTO, SHOWS WINDOW AND WORKABLE STORAGE BIN).

INTERIOR:
THE INTERIOR LOOKS STOCK AND GREAT WITH NEW PARTS AND OLD PARTS
COMBINED AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL STOCK PATINA APPEARANCE. ALL NEW BLACK
CARPETS INSTALLED THROUGHOUT WITH ALUMINUM HEAT SHIELD SUB-
PADDING BETWEEN THE FIBERGLASS AND THE CARPETING. CORVETTE FLOOR
MATS, SEE PHOTO) NEW AL KNOCH DOOR PANELS. THE SEAT UPHOLSTERY IS
ITALIAN LEATHER. THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS COMPLETELY RESTORED WITH
NEW GAGES, SPEEDO AND TACH PARTS AND CABLES. THE CENTER DASH HAS
BEEN REPLACED. A NEW RADIO WAS INSTALLED (NOT CARVED INTO THE DASH)
WITH AN AM/FM AUTO/REVERSE CASSETTE STATE-OF-THE ART SYSTEM. THIS IS
AN AFTER MARKET CUSTOM AUTOSOUND STOCK APPEARING RADIO WITH A
JENSEN 4 SPEAKER SYSTEM AND NEW ANTENNA, PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED
(TWO HIDDEN REAR SPEAKERS).

THE VACUUM SYSTEM:
READ THIS ITS VERY IMPORTANT! WHEN YOU LOOK TO BUY A CORVETTE OF
THIS VINTAGE, BE CAREFUL, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A NEW VACUUM SYSTEM.
(VERY EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO INSTALL) WELL THIS ONE HAS IT! ALL NEW
VACUUM SYSTEM; WORKS THE HEADLIGHTS, WIPER DOOR AND DOES MANY
OTHER FUNCTIONS. ALL NEW HOSES THROUGHOUT THE VEHICLE. ALL NEW
SEALS IN THE HEADLIGHT DOORS. MANY HOSES AND BUSHINGS AND ALL
PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY!

I DO PRAY THAT SOMEONE GETS THIS CAR THAT CAN REALLY APPRECIATE IT
AND ALL THE HARD WORK AND LABOR OF LOVE THAT WENT INTO IT. IT TOOK 5
YEARS OF SWEAT AND BLOOD AND BUNCHES OF MONEY, FOR MY SON AND I TO
PAINSTAKINGLY BUILD IT.

 
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