#'S MACTHING CORRECT COLOR COMBO, COLD A/C, NICE CHROME BUMPER VETTE
This 1971 Corvette is one of those sophisticated versions that's made for comfortable high-speed touring. If you like the somewhat European sophistication of early Stingrays (now one word, by the way) like this, then this lovely Bridgehampton Blue coupe should be at the top of your shopping list. With factory T-tops, a removable rear window, and A/C, it's a great way to join some of the best car guys on the planet at all the biggest events.
Many enthusiasts prefer the clean, unadorned look of the early Stingray design, with its chopped-off Kamm-back styling and dramatic flying buttresses framing the rear window. And almost everyone can agree that few cars are more distinctive than a C3 Corvette. This car appears to have been well maintained throughout its life, with no indications that there has ever been significant surgery. The code 979 Bridgehampton Blue paint is newer, of course, but the substrate and basic body seems very clean and original and the results are impressive. The finish is worlds better than the original while still maintaining a soft gloss that seems period correct, and with only 1417 cars wearing this color in 1971, it's a rather rare beast. And seeing as '71 was the next-to-last year for chrome bumpers fore and aft, it's nice to see that all the brightwork is in excellent condition with no dings or discoloration.
Code 412 dark blue buckets in this Corvette are ideal, and in this particular C3, they're in nice shape and ready for many more miles of fun. The seat covers themselves have some gentle creases that only enhance comfort, while the door panels, dash pad, and carpets are quite impressive. The gauges are all original and fully functional save for the clock, and all the fiber-optic monitors glow at night. With a large 3-spoke steering wheel ahead of you, and a shifter that falls easily to hand in the center console, the Corvette is a great place to spend some quality time, especially with the T-tops off and the roar of the engine singing behind you. If that's not sufficient, well, there's an AM/FM/cassette radio in the dash, and if you really don't like getting your hair blown around, there's ice cold A/C with an R134a conversion.
Power comes from the original, matching-numbers 350 cubic inch V8, which delivers 270 horsepower, enough to rocket the 'Vette around with authority. Don't be fooled though, the 1971 engines were only slightly detuned from 1970 and still delivered a solid punch. Whatever the number, performance is exciting, the TH400 3-speed automatic shifts with precision, and it rumbles with a true Corvette attitude thanks to a recent dual exhaust system. Original Chevy Orange paint still covers the important parts under the hood, and for the most part it remains factory-correct, from the air cleaner decal to the cast iron exhaust manifolds. Underneath, the chassis is straight and clean and it rides on gorgeous 15-inch Rally wheels and 235/60/15 Dunlop white-letter radials.
Corvettes are always fun cars, and this one is an inexpensive way to get into a great hobby. Nicely preserved, fun to drive, and beautiful in rare Bridgehampton Blue, you won't regret it. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cassette Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Telescopic Wheel
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
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