1971 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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sonnyt777 writes:
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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Wish I Still Had It. — Bought it with 6,000 miles on it. Drove it til 99,000 miles. never had to change a valve cover. Engine remained untouched except for oil changes, spark plugs and wires and air filters. A few wheel bearings, u-joints (both a pain in the rear), and a little trans work and a hole in the pumpkin were real learning experiences but I wouldn't trade the enjoyment of driving that beauty and the looks I got for any amount of work I had to put in. Bridgehampton Blue with both tops. Loved it.

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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stinger writes:
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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5

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true sports car a real rush cruising in it

Cons

interior gets hot

stinger
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True American Sports Car. — a friend past away and sold me the car.I hade a mustang gt Ilost iterest in the mustang after puchasing the vette,sold the mustang,put all my time and effort in the vette,cruissing in the vette is a sure rush I constanlly get compliments every one stares at my vette I realized there is no comparising,to the mustang.this a true american sports car.

Owner for 1 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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Angelo writes:
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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fast as hell, looks as good as it drives

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you can't drive it every day

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You Will Not See Another Stingray Like This — 350 bored and stroked to a 383. ported and polished heads. heddman hedders, 3" mandrel bent exhaust, MSD 6AL ignition, holley 650 double pumper, 4 speed. warbonnet yellow piant (original color) with dark saddle leather interior. 19" TT2 american racing rims with BFG G-Force T/A kdw tires

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Paul writes:
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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lots and lots and lots of power

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...the engine ran so hot, wires in the compartment routinely melted.  It was more of the external combustion engine.

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The Sweetest Vehicle I've Ever Owned — This thing passed everything but gas stations and caught fire more than once...but it was all worth the ride. The LS-5 with 454 power and turbo 400 automatic was ground shattering. However, it provided a little too much torque for the frame to handle.

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Michael writes:
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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Small-block 350 gets better mileage than the larger engine would (not great, but better); all stock parts; looks absolutely gorgeous; doesn't depreciate ($16K? That's CHEAP for this thing!)

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Expensive to maintain, so you don't want to drive it much; very low to the ground, and a disproportionately extended front end take some getting used to.

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Beautiful, But Expensive. — My family found this thing for $16,000 this past fall. It's a family-owned car, though it doesn't get driven all that much. It would be way too expensive to insure for general driving, so there has to be a limited-mileage policy to keep it reasonable. That's the only reason it doesn't get a perfect 5/5: it's a good Sunday, show, or fancy date car, but would you want to drive it to Safeway and park it in the lot with all the other cars? Full leather interior, slim steering wheel, removable T-top, even the fiber-optics work, letting you know if all your taillights are functional.

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Wilcan writes:
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Fast, Reliable, Sporty

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Fuel consumption, Age

Wilcan
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1971 Corvette Stingray — Completely Stock 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Small Block V8 producing 330HP Great piece of American Muscle heritage. Timeless Classic. One of my favourite cars ever to drive, it reminds me alot like the new corvettes in handling. Great piece of workmanship!

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Cary writes:
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It's sexy!

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No reason to!

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It's Mine, All Mine...but, Just Ask And I Will Gladly Take You For A Ride! — Growing up with my mother's '71, I always wanted to have one of my own! It's a tank to drive due to both manual tranny and steering, but it is fun, none-the-less, with or without the T-tops! It doesn't get very good gas mileage, maybe in part to my heavy right foot, but the looks, stares and thumb's up I get is worth all the gas I go through! It's got a 350 in it, along with a 4 speed tranny and stiff clutch, all of which prove that this is a true sports car. Steel City Grey is the original color and has been repainted once. The luggage rack on the rear deck is an original factory option and the rims are also original. I love it and will probably pass it down to my nephew when time comes to keep the car in the family!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Trenton writes:
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the speed and the looks you get from people beside you when you beat them off the line

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it will embarrass you quick if you in some fancy car that you think is faster

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Bottom Line? Best Thing On The Road. Enough Said — our 1971 vette has a smooth performance. The vette is original and hasnt ever needed any big repairs. It is very rare because it has both red interior and exterior. Not sure about the mileage. the car is very fun to drive. the best thing is when you go around curves going about 50 the car feels that if the gravity has no more control of it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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sel1942 writes:
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Great Car fun to drive

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none

sel1942
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Wow — Great Car 350CI/350HP engine, T-top, 4 speed manual trans,good power great handling. The old saying "see the USA in your Chevrolet" differently applies to this car. Never had a bad monument just fun fun. This is the third Corvette I have owned 56, 78 and the 71 and by far the 71 has been the best.

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