#'S MATCH 454 BBC V8, 3-SPEED AUTO, 4-WHEEL POWR DISCS, PWR STEER, A/C, CLEAN C3
With its full blue presentation, numbers-matching big block (with added power), and plenty of the right extras, this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette offers all the right distinctions. So when you're looking for a mean Stingray that also knows how to look nice, you need to get to know this coupe.
Bridgehampton Blue is a great factory-correct color to have on a classic 'Vette. It was only offered for two years, and it's a deep hue with modern appeal. It was even given a respray later in life to give it some nice luster in the sunshine. The 1971 cars still had the nice brightwork package, and it's complete on the form-hugging bumpers, rocker trim, and Rally wheels. There's even some nice trim around the big block hood. Plus, there are nice accessories, including the luggage rack on the rear and two T-tops. One is the standard color-matched units, and the other is a set of soft folding panels that take up less space in case you want to carry luggage and have the option of being open to the world.
The reason why showing off the interior is so important is that the factory-correct blue gives this classic American a European level of sophistication in its color combo. It was redone in 2015, and today that means a quality feel in many places, including the textured bucket seats, nice carpeting, and a smooth dash. This has desirable features like power windows, a tilt steering column, provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need a belt and servicing,) and an upgraded AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette. You'll love how the essential gauges dance in front of you with a full auxiliary readout package prominently to the side. It reminds you that the Corvette is a true driver's car.
Under the hood is plenty of big block power. This is the numbers-matching 454 cubic-inch V8. It has even been upgraded with an Edelbrock package that includes the air grabber, four-barrel carburetor, and intake. It fires up eagerly with a great big block tune. And while powerful, it's also a solid all-around driver. You have the stout but smooth TH400 three-speed automatic transmission, a fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes for a great Corvette cruiser.