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1971 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 9 body series: Corvette
3 4 type of engine: V-8
4 & 5 67 convertible
37 coupe
6 1 1971
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 100001 to 128566 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001sequential production number
8 F or TFlint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 11Carburetion & transmission Code Engine Compression transmission Carburetor
CJL 350-cid 270-hp V-8 8.9:1 manual four-barrel
CGT 350-cid 270-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
CJK 350-cid 270-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
CGZ 350-cid 330-hp V-8 9.0:1 manual four-barrel
CGK 350-cid 330-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
CPH 454-cid 365-hp V-8 8.5:1 manual four-barrel
CPJ 454-cid 365-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
CPW 454-cid 425-hp V-8 9.0:1 manual four-barrel
CPX 454-cid 425-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black 400 403
Brown 414  
Dark Blue 412  
Dark Green 423  
Red 407  
Saddle 417 420

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
194 37
2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

$5536 3153 lb 14,680
194 67
2-dr. Conv - 2 passenger

2-dr. Conv - 2 passenger

$5299 3167 lb 7,121

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO L48) Optional Engine (RPO LS5) Optional Engine (RPO LS6) Optional Engine (RPO LT1)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement 350 cid 454 cid 454 cid 350 cid
Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 3.48" 4.251 x 4.00" 4.251 x 4.00" 4.00 x 3.48"
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1 8.5:1 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 270 @ 4800 365 @ 4800 425 @ 5600 330 @ 5600
Torque 360 lb-ft @ 3200 465 lb-ft @ 3200 475 lb-ft @ 4000 360 @ 4000
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic Solid valve lifters
Camshaft   high-performance camshaft High-performance camshaft High-performance camshaft
Fuel supply Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel Model 4MV Rochester 750CFM Quadra-Jet four-barrel Holley 800CFM four-barrel Holley four-barrel on aluminum intake manifold

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 182.5 inches (4.636 m) 182.5 inches (4.636 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m) 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height   47.4 inches (1.204 m)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m) 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.4 inches (1.509 m) 59.4 inches (1.509 m)
Tires F70-15 F70-15
FrameFull-length welded-steel ladder type with five cross members. Steel box sections, welded.
Front suspensionIndependent, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs; tubular shocks and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionIndependent, trailing arms, toe links, transverse chromium-carbon steel leaf spring, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17.6:1 ratio, 2.9 turns to lock, 39.0 turning circle
Rear axle typeSprung differential, Hypoid gear
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers, optional power assist
Swept area11.75" front and back
Total swept area461 sq. in.
Wheels8" wide slotted steel 15" 5-lug disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.36:1
Optional rear axle ratio2.73:1, 3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 4.11:1, 4.56:1

OPTIONS

RPO Custom interior trim $158
RPO A31 Electric power windows $79
RPO A85 Custom shoulder belts $42
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $274
RPO C08 Vinyl cover for auxiliary hardtop $63
RPO C50 Rear window defroster $42
RPO C60 Air conditioning $459
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $13
RPO J50 Power brakes $47
RPO LS5 454-cid 365-hp V-8 $295
RPO LS6 454-cid 425-hp V-8 $1221
RPO LT1 350-cid 330-hp V-8 $483
RPO ZR1 350-cid 330-hp V-8 $1010
RPO ZR2 454-cid 425-hp V-8 $1747
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission n/c
RPO M22 Heavy-duty close-ratio four-speed manual transmission $100
RPO M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission n/c
RPO N37 Tilt-telescopic steering wheel $84.30
RPO N40 Power steering $115.90
RPO P02 Custom Wheel covers $63
RPO PT7 F70 x 15, white stripe tires $28
RPO PU9 F70 x 15, raised-white-letter tires $42
RPO T60 Heavy-duty battery $15.80
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $178
RPO U79 Stereo radio $283

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