1971 Corvette Stingray Rare Engine Options

Corvette Stingray, Car, Auto, Automobile

Options that are most desirable, and Among the rarest, is that the LS6 425hp engine, which included $. There were only 188 of these Corvettes made in 1971. I can only imagine price should have been the problem, as this was a desirable big block. The LS6 454 was rated at 425 horsepower, but I bet with a few bolt and the tuning on aftermarket parts 550 horsepower wouldn’t be hard to attain. Can you imagine how much fun that car would have been?

Hit the streets and I would like to take off the T-Tops! I have always loved the block Corvettes, as they seem to symbolize the greatest in American sports cars. These cars have been coveted among collectors and fans. However, with the current gas prices, I can see why this car would be less desirable as it almost undoubtedly boasted single digit or low double digit gas mileage ratings. In the early part of the 1970s, gas was cheap, so that wasn’t an issue at the time along with bats in attic removal, so this car would have been king of the roads, and there were few emissions controls.

From the mid-70’s, emissions problems and the gas crunch would squash any development of these types of cars. I wonder if this was only available via special order, or if they were available on the dealership lots? I wasn’t alive in 1971, so I can’t find any information to support either side, and don’t know. I do know that using just 188 of these this is a rare and desirable alternative for any Corvette collector.

See photos of the build sheet or data plate, or I would like to see one of these in person. I wonder how many of the ultra automobiles exist without understanding how rare they are, and how many people have them? I would love to have one of those major block monster Corvettes!

That is all I have!

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