1971 Corvette T-Top Restomod Project (with 1994 LT1 350 & Tremec T56 6 speed)

1971 Chevrolet Corvette

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Corvette 1971

Price: -
Item location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Year: 1971
Mileage: 0
VIN: 194371S118765
Color: Red
Engine size: 350 LT1
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Why buy a rusted out Camaro body for thousands of dollars when you can have this Corvette restomod that has a rust-free frame, 4 wheel independent suspension, and factory 4 wheel disc brakes as your next project (AND an LT1 350 with a Tremec T56 6 speed)?
This is a great project for someone who has the time to finish it.We simply don't. Too busy with work and so after 4 years of ownership and fun, we need to pass this one along to someone with the time to finish it! The last photo was the goal!
This T-Top, original 4 speed/AC equipped car has an LT1 hood. Since it did not have a motor or transmission when we bought it, we decided to build a restomod and installed an LT1 350 and a T56 transmission with a few more gears.
The original frame under the Vette was rusted so we replaced it with a rust free 77 rolling frame that had most everything except an engine and transmission. Upper parts of the frame were coated with POR15 before the body was attached. In terms of the Vette body, the corners of the window frame are rusted and needto be cut out (see pic) and new corners welded in (new corners to weld in are included with the car).
Polyester primer/filler was applied to parts of the body. There is still some body work to be done but there was no signs of an accident or damage to the body or frame when we removed the body from the rusted frame. The center part of lower grill and other parts that were removed during rebuild are included (bumpers, exterior trim, tail lights, etc). Has the original red bucket seats, red center console, dash, but many of the vinyl trim pieces and door panels are in need of replacement. Needs a new windshield but the door glass is original Astro glass.
The car has a solid power train pulled from our running 94 SS Camaro. The LT1 is bolted in but the ignition needs to be wired in. The complete wiring harness and computer from the Camaro are included. Cross member for the T56 6 speed manual transmission needs to be modified to mount. I believe what we have is an automatic transmission cross member. In addition to the parts removed from the car, extrasand new parts that gowith the car include:
  • New Black Carpet and Padding, new exterior door handles, and a new EFI Fuel Tank from Ecklers
  • New replacement window frame corners
  • New Heavy Duty Differential Cover (housing on car has that typical broken ear)
  • Original 4 speed differential and half shafts from rusted 71 frame
  • Extra rear hubs/discs from the rusted 71 frame

What we were going to build is in the last photo...maybe next time!
Email us with any questions before bidding. This car is NOT done and needs blood, sweat and tears to be completed. If you are not up to the task and have never built a car before, then you may want to look elsewhere.
Car is sold as is/where is in Colorado Springs. Buyer is responsible for pickup and shipping, but we can assist with loading if needed.
Please do not bid if you do not intend to purchase and good luck bidding!

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