1971 Corvette

1970 Corvette

This car was way nicer than I expected it to be.  While I am a huge Corvette fan, I must admit that the C3 Corvettes (1968 – 1982) weren’t my favorite.  On the other hand, I’ve got every generation of Corvette in my collection, so I couldn’t ignore having a C3.

I have always been attracted to the C2 models, and the later C1 models were great.  I went nuts when the 1984 model came out – I had never seen anything like it before.  That became my first Corvette, even before I started collecting cars.  It was black – a rare exception to my Vette collection.  Even though the car looked beautiful, it wasn’t a very good car.  It had a horrible suspension and a questionable motor.

I was at an auction when I saw this 71 Vette.  I suspect that the color isn’t really a correct red – it’s very bright, and back then the reds weren’t that red.  Still, it was a good looking car, and had a 4 speed in it.  I bought the car mainly to round out the collection.  It actually turned out to be a nice driving car.  It had a 350 motor in it, and while it wasn’t a ground-pounder, it was still a quick fun car.  I ended up liking it better than I expected.

Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton, Chicago native, and passionate car collector. Currently retired, but still involved in the car collection community. Reach out, happy to connect!