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1971 Corvette

Wheelbase: 98" Track: 58.7" Front / 59.4" Rear Height: 47.8" Coupe
Length: 182.5" Width: 69" Curb Weight: 3,202 lbs.
Tire Size: F70x15" Plant: St. Louis

The 1971 Corvette was one of the model years least changed in appearance. A labor dispute in May of 1969 caused the 1969 model production to run long, shortening normal 1970 production by over four months. To compensate Chevrolet then treated 1971 Corvette production as an extension of 1970. GM also directed it's divisions to cut octane requirement in all 1971 engines, this effort carried a higher priority than appearance changes. One visible clue to a 1971's outward appearance is amber parking light lenses, although some very early production had clear lenses.

1971 Options:

Code

Description

Quantity

19437

Base Corvette Sport Coupe

14,680

19467

Base Corvette Convertible

7,121

Custom Interior Trim

2,602

A31

Power Windows

6,192

A85

Custom Shoulder Belts

677

C07

Auxiliary Hardtop (Convertible)

2,619

C08

Vinyl Covering For Aux. Hardtop

832

C50

Rear Window Defroster

1,598

C60

Air Conditioning

11,481

Optional Rear Axle Ratio

2,395

J50

Power Brakes

13,558

LS5

454ci 365hp Engine

5,097

LS6

454ci 425hp Engine

188

LT1

350ci 330hp Engine

1,949

M21

4 Speed Manual Close Ratio

2,387

M22

4 Speed Manual Close Ratio Heavy Duty

130

M40

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

10,060

N37

Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

8,130

N40

Power Steering

17,904

PO2

Deluxe Wheel Cover

3,007

PT7

White Stripe Tires F70x15

6,711

PU9

White Letter Tires F70x15

12,449

T60

Heavy Duty Battery

1,455

UA6

Alarm System

8,501

U69

AM/FM Radio

18,078

U79

AM/FM Radio Stereo

3,431

ZR1

Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package

8

ZR2

Special Purpose LS6 Engine Package

8

Serial Numbers: 194371S100001 through 194371S121801

For Convertibles, the fourth digit is a "6" 

Suffix:

CGT: 350ci, 270hp AT CPH: 454ci, 365hp MT
CGY: 350ci, 330hp (ZR1) MT CPJ: 454ci, 365hp AT
CGZ: 350ci, 330hp (LT1) MT CPW: 454ci, 365hp MT AH
CJK: 350ci, 270hp AT CPX: 454ci, 425hp AT AH
CJL: 350ci, 270hp MT

MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, PS=Power Steering, AC=Air Conditioning, SD=Second Design, IG=Transistor Ignition, EC=Evaporative Emission Control, EP=Early Production, AH=Aluminum Heads

The ZR1 included the LT1 Engine, M22 Transmission, heavy-duty power brakes, transistor ignition, special aluminum radiator, and special springs, shocks, and front and rear stabilizer bars. ZR1's also had metal fan shrouds. The ZR2 was similar to the ZR1 except the ZR2 package included the LS6 454ci, 425hp engine.

Base Engine: 350ci V8 270hp

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