NCRS Notoriety: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette 350/4-Speed – Sold?

by | Jan 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

February 11, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

January 4, 2022 Update – The private seller just replaced their original expiring listing with a new Craigslist ad. The pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

If you always longed for an early C3 Corvette but were either too young or didn’t have the means to buy one when new, you likely want to ensure any example you buy today has been judged to National Corvette Restorers Society (“NCRS”) Standards.  Doing so ensures the C3 you are thinking about buying comes as close to its original condition short of traveling back in time to buy one new. This red over black, 89K mile, 1971 Corvette Convertible originally listed in December 2021 on Craigslist near Egg Harbor, New Jersey reportedly went this judging in 2014 and the seller has the documentation to prove it.

The seller’s brief description does not indicate which 350 cubic inch small block V8 this car is equipped with, however, with it backed by a four-speed manual it will provide plenty of top-down fun regardless of the horsepower rating. Currently offered for $38,500, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Corvette priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $28,600 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $52,700.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $32,525 and its #1 “Excellent appraisal of $44,725.

The fact the seller makes no mention of this Corvette being equipped with the LT1 350 small block likely means this C3 is factory equipped with its matching number 270 horsepower base engine. 

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“1971 Corvette Convertible 4speed #s match 2 top car very original unmolested car original color very good condition 2014 NCRS CAR With documentation

Show or go: what would you do with this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible?  Comment below and let us know!

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