The 1971 Corvette Stingray got here with a number of engine choices that may very well be added to the $ 5,496 base coupe worth. Total manufacturing numbers have been fairly skinny in 1971, with a complete of seven,121 convertibles and 14,680 coupes.
One of the rarest, and most fascinating choices, is the LS6 454ci, 425hp engine, which added $ 1,221 to the bottom worth. There have been solely 188 of those uncommon Corvettes made in 1971. I can solely think about the value should have been the difficulty, as this was a extremely fascinating, excessive horsepower huge block. The LS6 454 was conservatively rated at 425 horsepower, however I guess with the suitable tuning and a few bolt on aftermarket components 550 horsepower wouldn’t be troublesome to realize. Can you think about how a lot enjoyable that automobile would have been?
I might like to take off the T-Tops and hit the streets with this Saturday evening particular! I’ve at all times liked the large block Corvettes, as they appear to represent the final word in American sports activities automobiles. Simply say the phrases "big block Corvette" to an automotive fanatic, and watch their eyes mild up. These automobiles have at all times been coveted amongst collectors and fans. However, with immediately's fuel costs, I can see why this automobile can be much less fascinating as a day by day driver, because it virtually undoubtedly boasted excessive single digit or low double digit fuel mileage rankings. In the early a part of the 1970s, fuel was low cost, in order that was not a difficulty on the time, and there have been few emissions controls, so this automobile would have been king of the streets.
By the mid-70's, the fuel crunch and emissions points would squash any additional improvement of a majority of these automobiles. I ponder if this was solely out there through particular order, or in the event that they have been out there on the dealership tons? I used to be not alive in 1971, so I don't actually know, and can’t discover any knowledge to assist both facet. I do know that with solely 188 of them made, that is fairly a uncommon and fascinating choice for any Corvette collector.
I might like to see certainly one of these in individual, or see photographs of the construct sheet or knowledge plate. I ponder how lots of the extremely uncommon automobiles exist immediately, and the way many individuals personal them with out realizing how uncommon they’re? I might like to have certainly one of these huge block monster Corvettes!
That's all I’ve immediately!