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AutoHunter Spotlight: Custom 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

A street machine for those who haven’t changed


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this custom 1971 Chevrolet Corvette. The Vette is powered by a 502ci V8 crate engine backed by a Richmond Gear five-speed manual transmission. Features include fixed headlight conversion, color-keyed racing mirrors, flares and spoilers, side pipes, power antenna, air conditioning, 17-inch mag wheels and more. Finished in red with black and white accents over a black leather interior, this C3 Corvette comes with a clear Michigan title in the seller’s name.

The red exterior features custom black and white accents. Headlights have been converted to fixed units with clear plastic covers. Other modifications include an L88 hood, fender flares, color-keyed racing mirrors, front and rear spoilers, and smooth bubble taillights.

A set of 17-inch aluminum Vintage Wheel Works wheels is wrapped in Nitto tires, 275/40/17 up front and 315/35/17 out back.

The bucket seats are upholstered in black leather. Interior features include simulated woodgrain accents, Kenwood AM/FM/cassette radio, power steering, tilt and telescoping steering column, and billet aluminum steering wheel with mahogany rim.

Aftermarket white-faced gauges include those in the center stack that include fuel level, water temperature, oil pressure, voltage and clock. The rolled-over odometer reads 104,489 miles, with 4,000 miles added during current ownership.

The 502ci big-block crate engine features aluminum valve covers, aluminum intake manifold, Hooker tube exhaust headers, chrome alternator and Edelbrock air cleaner. Output is a reported 508 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, all harnessed by a Richmond Gear five-speed manual transmission.

This Corvette was factory-equipped with four-wheel independent suspension and rear-drive axle with 3.08:1 gears. Braking is provided by power four-wheel discs. The exhaust exits through chrome sidepipes.

The auction for this custom 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ends on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 2:40 p.m. (PDT)

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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