Photos: 1971 Corvette 50th Anniversary Display at Corvettes at Carlisle

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). 

“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?

At the Indy 2021 Mecum Auction a 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE LS6 COUPE 454/425 HP, Top Flight Corvette sold for $132,000.  This extremely rare 1971 Chevrolet Corvette is one of 188 produced with the top-performing LS6 454/425 HP Mark IV big-block V-8 engine package. 

At that same Indy 2021 Mecum Auction a 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE 350/270 HP, Automatic sold for $20,350.

In the past here are some auction results: 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible that sold for $380,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2019 auction and a ZR2 that sold for $495,000.00 at Barrett-Jackson in 2014 and Mecum Sold a 1971 ZR2 for $440,000 in Monterey 2010. READ MORE

1971 TRIVIA


A gallon of gas cost 40 cents, the average cost of a new home was $25,250, a postage stamp was 8 cents, a movie ticket was $1.50.

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

Check out the 1971 Corvette Brochure

Let’s check out the special 50th Anniversary Display

PHOTO CREDITS BOB COOK

1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY BOB WADYKA
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY BOB WADYKA
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVE FRAZIER
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVE FRAZIER
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVE FRAZIER
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVE FRAZIER
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVID FRAITAG
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVID FRAITAG
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVID FRAITAG
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY DAVID FRAITAG
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY JOE BIGSON
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY JOE BIGSON
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY JOE GIBSON
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY JOE GIBSON
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY LAWRENCE SZYBKOWSKI
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY LAWRENCE SZYBKOWSKI
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY MIKE LECOCQ
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY MIKE LECOCQ
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY MIKE LECOCQ
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY MIKE LECOCQ
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY ROCCO BALDINO
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY ROCCO BALDINO
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY ROCCO BALDINO
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY ROCCO BALDINO
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY THOMAS BILTCLIFF
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY THOMAS BILTCLIFF
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY THOMAS BILTCLIFF
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY THOMAS BILTCLIFF
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY VITO CIMILLUCA
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY VITO CIMILLUCA
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY VITO CIMILLUCA
1971 CORVETTE OWNED BY VITO CIMILLUCA

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