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1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3

In 1971, a special-purpose 'Big Block' V8 was available that produced 425 horsepower. But 1971 was the last year for 'gross' horsepower ratings. The industry changed to a 'net' rating system that accounted for the exhaust system, vehicle accessories and other components. It provided a truer measure of an engine's performance and is still used today.

1971 was also the year that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEX) failed to negotiate price increases with 17 western oil companies. In doing so, the price of a barrel of Middle-Eastern crude oil was nearly doubled. OPEC and Western companies reduced production and export volume by nearly 75 percent before the end of 1973. As a result, gas prices began to rise.


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1971 Vehicle Profiles

1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3 vehicle information

Sport Coupe

By 1971 Chevrolet was forced to comply with stricter Federal emissions requirements. Thus all Corvette engines had to be detuned in order to run on 91 octane gasoline. This was accomplished primarily by reducing the compression ratio. However ther....[continue reading]

1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3 vehicle information

Sport Coupe

Chassis Num: 194371S102792

Chevrolet produced 21,801 Corvettes for 1971, with just 1,949 of those being optioned with the LT-1 330 horsepower, 350 CID high-performance engine. This particular example is one of the 823 produced for Canada and sold new at Lefebvre Ltd., St. Jero....[continue reading]

Sport Coupe
 
Sport Coupe
Chassis #: 194371S102792 

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