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firstgenaddict
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Tell us about your Corvette: 1971 LT-1 survivor, 45k miles, Brandshatch Green /black, 2019 NCRS National Top Flight missed only 132 points out of 4500. Built the last day of production July 18th and is the last known 71 LT1 built VIN 21783

New Member 71 LT1 survivor

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Good day, my name is James Groome and I live in Greenville, South Carolina -
Here is my 1971 LT1 coupe - survivor - 2019 National Top Flight - Original Brandshatch Green paint original interior engine never removed - 17 k miles since 1973 - and only 5000 since 1987. (Wait - make that 6500 since 1987)
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nwav8tor
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Tell us about your Corvette: 1971 Coupe that's been in the family since new. Was "stored" in a shed in New England for 22 years. Even though I have limited knowledge and experience, I'm SLOWLY doing a body off restoration. Standby for many questions!
Location: Spokane, WA

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Welcome! That's quite a sweet ride. From the looks of it, you probably won't be needing much of the restoration info on this forum for quite a while...
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rbryce1
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Tell us about your Corvette: 2001 Targa Top Coupe, Stock 350/350 hp Automatic,
1968 Full Custom Mako Shark Convertible, 454/425 hp, Muncie M20 Transmission. 1965 HP Resto-Mod Coupe, 350/390 hp, Kiesler 5-Speed, FiTech FI, Hedman headers, Edelbrock heads, Comp Cam.
Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

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Wow, that is a nice one. When I was living in Charleston SC back in the 70's, I blew up my 1968 327 at a Corvette Club event with our club (Corvette Charleston) the Charlotte Corvette Club autocrossing on Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1973, I bought the same engine you have. I was able to get the 350/370 engine long block (block and heads and all rotating parts) from Chevrolet and installed that in my '68. Not many know or remember how beefy the LT-1 was. Oversize 4 bolt mains, tuffrided crank, forged pistons, oversized rod bolts, solid cam, angled spark plugs, higher oil pump capacity, and huge intake and exhaust valves and more. Still running that engine's block and crank, which has now been totally rebuilt, bored .020 and all HP parts, in my 1965 Vette. The '68 is now being built as a total show car and has a 454 power plant. That LT-1 is the best small block they ever made, prior to electronic FI. Again, great looking car. What are you planning to do to it?
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Tell us about your Corvette: 1974 base model. Mostly original but far from perfect. Been working on it for better part of 7 years. Body has been removed from chassis, chassis repaired and restored. Working on the mechanicals of the chassis as time/money allows.
Location: Surprise, Az.

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Welcome to the circus James! You got yourself one gorgeous car there! 👍👍
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