The 1971 Corvette carried on much as its 1970 predecessor had. Pricing for the 1971 Corvette increased, though only modestly, to $5,259 for a convertible, and $5,496 for the coupe. With production now recovered from the UAW strike, sales of the 1971 Corvette improved, resulting in a total of 21,801 Corvettes made for that model year.
The coupe took a 2 to 1 sales lead over the convertible – a result which many believed was the result of the C3’s introduction of T-tops in 1969. Prior to that point, Corvette convertibles had actually dominated sales, but starting in 1969, more coupes than convertibles were sold with each model year that passed. 14,680 coupes were made (67% of all cars produced), whereas the convertible sold only 7,121 units (33% of all cars produced).
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1971 Production Volumes by RPO Codes & Colors
Below, we have broken out the 1971 Corvette production builds by RPO codes and options so you can see how popular or rare certain options were.