1971 Chevrolet Corvette Heads To Auction With No Reserve

Steven Symes
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Heads To Auction With No Reserve

Get this hot ‘Vette while you can.

One of the most-recognized versions of classic Corvettes were the Stingrays. They introduced a brash, more aggressive design aesthetic that has become iconic today. This particular 1971 Chevrolet Corvette is going up for auction at no reserve.

Pushing this ‘Vette forward is a 454 big block V8 engine, which pounds out 365-horsepower and a monstrous 465 lb.-ft. of torque. With a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, this is a car that will keep you engaged and in touch with the road. Bolted onto the engine is a dual exhaust system, providing the appropriate sounds under hard acceleration. Corvettes are known for excellent handling and this one shines in that department, thanks in part to the four-wheel disc brakes.

A creamy white paint job is a real crowd pleaser, plus it makes the Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires that are wrapped around rally wheels really pop. Chrome applied to the bumpers, rear luggage rack, and other trim pieces add a subtle flavoring that isn’t overbearing. A hideaway windshield wiper system keeps the exterior looking sleek. All OE badges, including the Stingray name on the front fenders and 454 on the hood are also included.

On the inside are red vinyl bucket seats, comfortably keeping you and a passenger in place. A center console was a nice factory addition, providing convenience not everyone would expect in a classic sports car. Tachometer and auxiliary gauges from the factory are included along with the original switchgear.

Chevrolet pretty much changed nothing for the 1971 Corvette, taking an approach that if it wasn’t broke there was no need to fix the car. Thanks to the oil crisis, the engine had been detuned versus the 1970 model year, but it still felt strong. Today, all classic Corvettes are sought after, so scooping one is a good idea since it’s almost guaranteed to appreciate in value. You can bid on this Corvette through GAA Classic Cars.

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