Flashback to ’71: Stunning Photos from the Corvettes at Carlisle 50th Anniversary Exhibit
The C3 1971 Corvette is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and today we are looking at some photos of the 50th Anniversary display at Corvettes at Carlisle this year (August 26-28, 2021).
The C3 Vette Registry was the featured sponsor of the 50-year/1971 Corvette display.
“C3 Vette Registry is happy to sponsor the 1971 Corvette display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021,” noted registry founder Adam Wartell. “Since we are all about celebrating the longest-running generation of Corvette models (the C3), we hope to make even more C3 owners aware of our club so we can help them enjoy their C3 as we already have with thousands of C3 owners since we were founded in 2001.”
Be sure to check out the December 2021 issue of Vette Vues Magazine for Part 1 of the Corvettes at Carlisle 2021 coverage.
First, let’s look at some historical facts about the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette:
All of the 1971 Corvettes were coupes, with a total number of 14,680 produced. The original list price was $5,496.
The question is always, what is a 1971 Corvette worth today?
A perennial query is how much is a 1971 Corvette worth today? Recent data suggest that these classic cars can go for considerable sums. At the Indy 2021 Mecum Auction, for instance, a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS6 Coupe 454/425 HP went for an impressive $132,000. This highly sought-after vehicle, of which only 188 were ever made, is equipped with the top-performing LS6 454/425 HP Mark IV big-block V-8 engine package. Additionally, the same Indy 2021 Mecum Auction saw a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 350/270 HP reach a price of $20,350. Historical data on these classic vehicles are just as remarkable; Mecum Kissimmee 2019 had a 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible reach an auction value of $380,000, while a ZR2 achieved $495,000.00 at Barrett-Jackson in 2014, and Mecum’s Monterey 2010 Auction registered a sale of $440,000 for another ZR2.
What were the engines and transmissions available on the 1971 Corvette?
The base Corvette came with the 270-hp 350-cu.-in. Turbo-Fire 350 V8 engine and the Turbo Hydramatic 4-Speed (2.52:1 low) Transmission.
The engines available in the 1971 Corvette were:
- 350cim – 270HP Engine (standard)
- 350ci – 330HP Engine
- 454ci – 365HP Engine
- 454ci – 425HP Engine
The transmissions available on the 1971 Corvette were:
- 3-speed manual (standard)
- 4-speed manual (optional)
- 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic (optional)
VIN: 194371S100001 – 194371S121801
Let’s check out the special 50th Anniversary Display
PHOTO CREDITS BOB COOK
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