1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 Convertible
Why This Car Is Special
If you want a “one-of-a-kind Corvette, one that no-one else has or can ever have, then we have a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 cubic inch Corvette here at Skyway Classics that you must have for your collection.
This LS5 Corvette has been the subject of many magazine articles including Corvette Fever, Super Chevy, and more, and was included in Jerry Heasley’s “Corvette Masterpieces” hardcover book too.
It has quite a story behind this special Corvette as it is the only one in the world that Elfie Duntov picked to honor her husband, Zora, at the 1997 National Corvette Museum Show in Bowling Green, Ky.
The Corvette was presented with the Duntov Award at the awards ceremony signed by Elfie Duntov, Tommy Morrison, Jim Minnick, Reeves Callaway, John Cafaro, and Dave McClellan.
The National Corvette Museum asked to have the Corvette displayed in the museum and it was for a year in 1997-1998.
It has been owned by a number of Corvette Collectors through the years and has recently gone a frame off restoration to NCRS specs with every nut and bolt correct and is probably one of if not the finest 1971 Corvettes on the planet.
1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 Convertible
Displayed in the National Corvette Museum
Frame-off restored Corvette
Matching-numbers LS5 454 cubic inch V8 Big Block engine 365 horsepower at 4800 rpm
Correct valve covers, Spark plug wires, hoses, numbered carb & intake, cast iron factory exhaust headers, ignition shielding, air conditioning, tower clamps, color stripped hoses
Restored, painted and detailed correct engine compartment
Factory Rally wheels with chrome trim rings and center caps
Factory Correct dual exhaust system
Fully-independent sports suspension
Turbo 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission
Restored interior looks just the same as new with black leather bucket seats, black console, black carpet, seat belts, door panels
Both tops black Convertible and a correct yellow painted to match hardtop
Audio Alarm System
Original AM-FM Stereo Pushbutton Radio
Fiber-optic bulb indicators
Factory Corvette steering wheel
Factory dual pod speedometer/tachometer with a full gauge package
Correct $30k color paint job during the restoration that it was born with in 1971 called Sunflower Yellow
Our 1971 Corvette Stingray we have here at Skyway Classics has the matching-numbers LS5 454 cubic inch V8 Big Block engine, which is numbers matching with a Turbo 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission. The engine was rated as 365 horsepower at 4800 rpm.
When you are looking at the engine you cannot help to notice how it looks just like it did the day it was built. It has the correct valve covers, spark plug wires, hoses, factory numbered correct carb and intake, cast iron factory exhaust headers, ignition shielding, air conditioning, tower clamps, color stripped hoses, in other words, everything to NCRS standards and all sitting in a like new restored, painted and detailed correct engine compartment.
It looks and sounds as it did from the factory and rides on the factory Rally wheels with chrome trim rings and center caps with white sidewall tires.
The dual exhaust system sounds great and rides on the restored chassis with disk brakes, posi, and the fully-independent sports suspension making it ride and tracks well.
The restored interior looks just the same as new too with black leather bucket seats, black console, black carpet, seat belts, and door panels.
This Corvette was well optioned with air conditioning, Power Windows, both a Convertible and a correct yellow painted to match hardtop, Audio Alarm System, AM-FM Stereo Pushbutton Radio, fiber-optic bulb indicators in the console, automatic shifter in the center console, factory Corvette steering wheel, dual pod speedometer/tachometer with a full gauge package, and more.
Our 1971 Corvette comes re-painted in the stunning bright shade of the correct color it was born with in 1971, called Sunflower Yellow that had just been painted as it had been completed on the frame-off restored Corvette.
Every body panel has been painted to NCRS specs as well as the chassis and it does look as nice as possible. It still only shows a little over 50,000 mile on the ticker.
It looks great from all angles with its long, raised 454 hood, great chrome and trim, shark-like front bumper, two-piece rear bumper, rocker panels, window trim, and fender grilles.
This 1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 cubic inch Corvette we here at Skyway Classics is really both a museum piece and a time capsule of a Corvette with such a history that you will never be able to find another one that can claim its achievements.
So, if you want a Corvette that has been in the National Corvette Museum, had Elfie Duntov honor Zora with it as her choice for her “Duntov Award” at the National Corvette Museum, been in many magazine articles including Corvette Fever, Super Chevy, and more, and was included in Jerry Heasley’s “Corvette Masterpieces” hardcover book, then this Corvette is the one to anchor your Corvette.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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