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1971 C3 365 HP

1971 Shamblin,J

One of the cleanest, low mileage, pristine C3's BIG BLOCK I've seen for sale by a club member.  Nevada Silver (appears to be the original paint) with Black Leather Interior that's in good condition.  Found in a climate controlled garage where it had been stored for over ten years, this 1971 Corvette was one of a small collection in a Birmingham, AL estate. There was no documentation to be found but a thorough inspection revealed no rust issues or evidence of collision damage repair. The paint and interior appear to be original and in very good condition, with normal wear and patina for a low-mileage survivor. The automatic transmission looks new and was probably replaced at some point. The engine stamping numbers are correct for the 454/365hp. This ‘71 has a rare combination of options.This one won't stay for sale for very long, guaranteed.  
VIN: 19471S121127  VIN CODE DECODE
ENGINE: 454 CuIn 365 HP V-8 engine
EXTERIOR: Nevada Silver (appears to be the original paint)
INTERIOR: Black Leather (in good condition)
MILEAGE: 36,000 showing (appears to be actual)
IN 1971
C60 Air Conditioning 1,481
 905 Nevada Silver
Custom Leather Interior 2,602
CPJ LS5 454ci,365HP 8.5:1 ( Δ ) 5,097
A31 Power Windows 6,192
M40 Turbo-Hydramatic Trans 10,060
 J50 Power Brakes 13,558
 N40 Power Steering 17,904
U69 AM/FM Radio 18,078
( Δ )  '71 engines have the last 6 digits of the VIN stamped in the block after the engine #


Below is a list of recent maintenance and repairs.

I left the car with my friends at Tuscaloosa Chevrolet for about four months while I moved to The Villages in July of 2017. Their senior ASE certified technician kept it in their climate-controlled shop and performed the list of items below.  It’s now kept in my climate controlled-garage at home. I take it out once or twice a month for a cruise around The Villages, and to a few monthly cruise-in and classic car show at Spanish Springs Square. 
Before I bought it, the following had recently been done:
• New shocks
• New rear leaf spring
• New exhaust and mufflers

Tuscaloosa Cheverolet’s senior ASC Technician did most of the work listed below to make it a dependable, reliable, original “driver”.
(Receipts included)

  •  New Battery
  • New shocks
  • New rear leaf spring
  • New mufflers
  • Carburetor rebuilt
  • New brake calipers and pads
  • Replaced master cylinder and booster
  • Bled brakes
  • Replaced parking brake springs and hardware
  • Replaced spindle/axle bearings and seals
  • Shimmed for proper end play
  • Replaced front wheel bearings and seals
  • New alternator
  • Amsoil 10W30 ZRod Synthetic Motor Oil
  • Amsoil Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter
  • Amsoil 75W90 Synthetic Gear Lube + posi-traction additive
  • A/C flush, convert to R134A
  • Drained oil from compressor and evaporator, condenser and lines
  • Replaced receiver/dehydrator
  • Replaced suction/discharge and liquid AC lines
  • Added 8oz of Ester A/C oil
  • Charged with 2.4lbs of R134A
  • Added fluorescent die
  • Installed electronic ignition in distributor
  • Set timing
  • Replaced spark plugs
  • Removed and cleaned fuel tank
  • Replaced fuel pump
  • Replaced fuel filter
  • Added additional fuel filter near tank

Hagerty Valuation (05/2018):
#1  Concours:  $61,400
#2 Excellent:    $45,300
#3 Good:          $28,900
#4 Fair: $15,200

Hagerty Value Adjustments:
Automatic Transmission: -8%
Power Windows:        +$200
Air Conditioning:    +$2,000
Leather interior:      +$900
Power Steering:  +$2,500
As you can see by the above detailed information this Vette is ready to roll for the right buyer. 
Great running condition  

For complete 1971 specs1971 FACTORY SPECS ETC.


This Vette is typically shown at the monthly cruise-ins @ Spanish Springs but for a private showing it is located here in The Villages.  


Contact John @ tel:(352)775-4591 or email him at Email John