1971 Corvette Specifications

Due to stricter emissions requirements, the 1971 Corvette was retuned to run on low-lead fuel. Though it resulted in a tamer ride, other improvements made the 1971 a joy to drive. Here are the specifications for the 1971 Corvette:

A 1971 Corvette with a 330 hp, 4-speed manual transmission could go 0-60 in 6 seconds.
A 1971 Corvette with a 330 hp, 4-speed manual
transmission could go 0-60 in 6 seconds.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
98.0
Length, inches
182.5
182.5
Width, inches
69.0
69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9
47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,593
3,593

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers,
antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
8x15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.36:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch
5.7/350
5.7/350
7.4/454
7.4/454
Bore × stroke, inches
4.00 x 3.48 4.00 x 3.48 4.25 x 4.00 4.25 x 4.00
Fuel Management
1 x 4-bbl.
1 x 4-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
270 @ 4,800 330 @ 5,600 365 @ 4,800 425 @ 5,600
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
360 @ 3,200 360 @ 3,600 465 @ 3,400 475 @ 4,000

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
270 hp, 4-sp man.
330 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
7.1
6.0
0-100 mph, sec
19.8
14.5
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
15.55 @ 90.4
14.57 @ 100.6

(Source: Car and Driver)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
7,121
$5,259.00
2-door coupe
14,6805,496.00

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Custom Interior Trim
2,602
$158.00
Power Windows 6,192
79.00
Custom Shoulder Belts (std w/coupe)
677

42.00

Auxiliary Hardtop
2,619
274.00
Vinyl Covering
832
63.00
Rear Window Defroster
1,598
42.00
Air Conditioning
11,481
459.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
2,395
13.00
Power Brakes
13,558
47.00
365 hp Engine
5,097
295.00
425 hp Engine188
1,221.00
330 hp Engine
1,949
483.00
4-speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
2,387
0.00
4-speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, heavy duty
130
100.00
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
10,060
0.00
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
8,130
84.30
Power Steering
17,904
115.90
Deluxe Wheel Covers
3,007
63.00
White Stripe Tires, F70 x 15 nylon
6,711
28.00
White Letter Tires, F70 x 15 nylon12,449
42.00
Heavy Duty Battery (std w/LS5, LS6)
1,455
15.80
Alarm System
8,501
31.60
AM/FM Radio18,078
178.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo
3,431
283.00
Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package
8
1,010.00
Special Purpose LS6 Engine Package12
1,747.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Nevada Silver
1,177
Sunflower Yellow
1,177
Classic White
1,875
Mille Miglia Red
2,180
Mulsanne Blue
2,465
Bridgehampton Blue
1,417
Brands Hatch Green
3,445
Ontario Orange
2,269
Steel Cities Gray
1,591
War Bonnet Yellow
3,706

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

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