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1971 Corvette Guide: History, Performance, Specs & More

The 1971 Corvette was virtually unchanged from 1970. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)Because the production of the cars would remain virtually unchanged from 1970 to 1971, production lines in the St. Louis Corvette plant were able to work in earnest to produce – to create – a more trouble-free car.

1971 Corvette Special Editions

For 1971, Chevrolet offered consumers not one, but two special purpose (racing) packages. The first of these was the RPO ZR1 package. The second special purpose package that Chevrolet offered was RPO ZR2. This second special purpose package was identical to the ZR1, except that instead of a small block LT1 engine, the ZR2 came equipped with the aforementioned 454 cubic inch LS6 engine.

1971 Corvette Engines

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1971 Corvette Market & Sales Data

1971Corvette auction and sales area. We share upcoming auctions, recent auction results, cool 1971 Corvettes we find for sale and commentary on the current market for the 1971 Corvette.

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1969 Corvette L88 Engine
Third-generation Corvette production spanned more than 15-years, encompassing portions of three individual decades. From the late 1960s, until the early 80s, the C3 Corvette reigned supreme, dominating both the street and track along the way. Though the Vette’s performance dropped significantly during the early to mid-1970s, at the hands of...
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe LS6 454/425 4-Speed
One of just 188 with the LS6 from 1971 The 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe you see here is just one of the 188 examples that rolled off the assembly line with the LS6 engine for that model year. This car is currently for sale at Bring A Trailer.  The...

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