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1971 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Below is listing of 1971 Corvette production and performance numbers.

Available Options
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
19437 Base Coupe $5,496 14,680   M21 4 Speed Manual, Close Ratio Transmission $0.00 2,387
19467 Base Convertible $5,259 7,121   M22 4 Speed Manual, Close Ratio, Heavy Duty Transmission $100 130
NA Custom Interior Trim $158 2,602   M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission $0.00 10,060
A31 Power Windows $79.00 6,191   N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column $84.30 8,130
A85 Custom Shoulder Belts (std. w/ coupe) $42 677   N40 Power Steering $115.90 17,904
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop (Convert.) $274 2,619   P02 Deluxe Wheel Cover $63 3,007
C08 Vinyl Covering for Aux. Hardtop $63 832   PT7 White Line Tires F70 x 15 $28 6,711
C50 Rear Window Defroster $42 1,598   PU9 White Letter Tires F70 x 15 $42 12,449
C60 Air Conditioning $459 11,481   T60 Heavy Duty Battery (std. w/ LS5) $15.80 1,455
NA Optional Rear Axle $13 2,395   UA6 Alarm System $31.60 8,501
J50 Power Brakes $47 13,558   U69 AM/FM Radio $178 18,078
LS5 454ci, 365hp Engine $295 5,097   U79 AM/FM Radio Stereo $283 3,431
LS6 454ci, 425hp Engine $1,221 188   ZR1 Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package $1,010 8
LT1 350ci, 330hp Engine $483 1,949   ZR2 Special Purpose LS6 Engine Package $1,747 12
          ZQ4 350ci, 270hp Engine STD 14,547
Production:  Coupes: 14,680  Convertibles:  7,121  Total:  21,801

Color Options
Exterior/Interior Combinations
RPO Exterior Interior Soft Top Production
905 Nevada Silver B-DB-DG-R B/W 1,177
912 Sunflower Yellow B-DG-S B/W 1,177
972 Classic White B-DB-DG-R-S B/W 1,875
973 Mille Miglia Red B-R B/W 2,180
976 Mulsanne Blue B-DB B/W 2,465
979 Bridgehampton Blue B-DB B/W 1,417
983 Brands Hatch Green B-DG B/W 3,445
987 Ontario Orange B-DG-S B/W 2,269
988 Steel Cities Gray B-S B/W 1,591
989 War Bonnet Yellow B-DG-S B/W 3,706

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production
400 BK/V NA
402 BK/L NA
407 R/V NA
412 DB/V NA
417 S/V NA
420 S/L NA
423 DG/V NA
Abbreviations:  B=Black, DB=Dark Blue, DG=Dark Green, L=Leather, R=Red, S=Saddle, V=Vinyl, W=White

Notes:  Along with the color combinations shown above, additional combinations were possible. According to the "Corvette Black Book" by Mike Antonick, color production total is 499 less than production for reasons unknown. Custom interiors only came in black or saddle colors and included leather seating.

Performance Numbers
Magazine   Car & Driver
Pub. Date   June 1971
Engine   LS6 - 454
Transmission   M22 4sp. Manual
Final Drive Ratio   3.36:1
0-30 mph   NA
0-40 mph   3.0 sec
0-50 mph   NA
0-60 mph   5.3 sec
0-70 mph   NA
0-80 mph   8.5 sec
0-90 mph   NA
0-100 mph   12.7 sec
1/4 Mile (sec/mph)   13.80/104.65
Top Speed (mph)   152
Braking   (80 - 0 mph): 251 ft (0.85 G)
Fuel Mileage   9.0-14.0 mpg