$14,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Convertible
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

 

 
exterior color code
945 Bryar Blue
interior color code
400 Black

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   49,270
Engine:   350 ci #'s Matching
VIN:   1Z67K2S513248
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is pleased to offer this completely numbers matching 1972 Corvette convertible with a 4-Speed.  It has only 49.270 original miles and a ton of potential.  The car is finished the very rare and desirable color combination of Bryar Blue over Black.  This is the original and correct color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below.  Only 1,617 Corvettes received Bryar Blue paint in 1972.  This car runs well, drives well, and is totally usable in its current state, but has some room for improvement.  Even still, this is least expensive numbers matching, chrome bumper, convertible Corvette that runs and drives I have seen on the market period.  The low mileage is supported by the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "actual."  Please peruse the list of numbers below and all of the photos to get a true sense of how correct and original this Corvette really is.

The 1972 Corvette was truly the end of an era.  1972 was the last year to feature chrome bumpers and and "egg crate" grill, it is considered to be the last year of truly classic Corvettes.  This model year is widely considered to be the best out of the entire C3 generation.  Years after were more at the mercy of insurance companies, fuel prices, and emission concerns, 1972 is considered the last true "vintage" Corvette.  It was also the last year to feature a pop out rear window on the coupe, and the first year that the way horsepower ratings are measured changed from gross to the more accurate net.  As in investment, the 1972 will always have an advantage and out perform other years because of its precedence as the end of a a very great period for Corvette and muscle cars as a whole.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

numbers

 
 

Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct.  This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order.  For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled.  All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly. 

 

item number description*
VIN 1Z67K2S513248 The third digit, "6," verifies that the car is an original convertible.  The fifth digit, "K," verifies that this is an original 200 hp Corvette.  The last five digits are the build sequence, meaning this is the 13248th Corvette produced for 1972.  It also places the car's build date in February of that year. 
Engine VIN Stamping 513248 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 513248, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Body Build Date G07 "G" Corresponds to February, and the 07 is the seventh day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of February 7, 1972.
Engine Code V0131 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "01" is the first month of year and the "31" is the thirty-first day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on January 31, 1972.
Suffix Code CKW This means the motor was intended for an 200 hp application with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date A 27 2 "A" is January, The "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month, and the "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 27, 1972.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor is original and correct with 1112050 stamped on the band.
Distributor Date Code 1 M 1 The first "1" is the last digit of the colander year, the "M" is December, and the second "1" is the day of the month meaning the distributor was produced on December 1, 1971. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 6263751 The intake manifold is correct with a 6263751 casting number.  Also, please note this this intake was only used for 1972 200hp applications
Intake Manifold Casting Date A 25 2 "A" is January, The "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month, and the "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on January 25, 1972.
Carburetor Main Body

Please note that this car has a very rare and original Rochester Quadrajet produced by Carter.

7042203 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci 200hp Corvette with a 4-Speed.  The third digit, "4," means the carb was built in the 1970's.  The fourth digit,  "2," means it was built for the 1972 model year.  The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb.  The sixth digit,  "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM.  The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car such as this.
Surge Tank 3016340 The original aluminum Harrison surge tank has the correct 3016340 stamping.
Clutch Housing Casting # 3899621 The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 casting number.
Transmission Main Case Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Extension Housing Casting # 3978764 The extension housing of the transmission has the correct 3978764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P2A27A The "P" means that this is a 4-speed Muncie.  The "2" is the model year.  The "A" is the month code indicating January.  The "27" is the day of the month and the second "A" indicates it is a wide ratio.  So this transmission is dated January 27, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping 513248 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 513248, are stamped on the main case meaning this transmission is original to this car.  
Windshield NY "N" is January and "Y" is 1972 so the windshield is original, made in January of 1972.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window AN "A" is September and "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in September of 1971.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window AN "A" is September and "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in September of 1971.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 *All information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

This Corvette basically looks in person just as it does in the photos.  It appears as if this car has had one light respray in the original color.  The doors open and close well.  The convertible top fits well and operates easily as it should.  There are no major spots or blemishes in the paint that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  I have done my best to accurately and objectively photograph the car and show all of the flaws, but some are too small or cannot be picked up by the camera.  One should really view the car in person to get the best and most accurate idea of what the car really looks like.  The left hood latch needs some adjustment as it doesn't close properly and I have not had the headlights up.  The car does have some rust and rust around the windshield.  The convertible top is in very nice shape with no rips, tears, or holes.  The rear window is clear with no yellowing.  The tires appear to be almost brand new. 

Please note that all of the glass on this car, the windshield and the "Astro Ventilation" door glass, is date coded and original as each piece predate the car's body build date of February 7, 1972 (G07).   Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The interior is almost all original and for the most part in very good condition.  Lucky, the only items that are really worn inside the car are the ones that are the easiest and cheapest to address.  With some new seat covers and carpet this interior would look fantastic.  The seats look just like they do in the photos.  Please note that these are the original seats.  The dash is not split or sun faded at all.  The door panels are in great condition with no cracking around the arm pad, which is so common on this style Corvette.  I have not pulled out the seatbelts to see if they retract properly.  The original pedal pads are not excessively worn, and as one can see from the pictures, show normal wear for a car with this mileage.  The original radio actually works and gets decent reception.


Mechanical

This car is in decent mechanical condition.  The car is totally usable in its current state and there are no issues that immediately affect the drivability of the car.  The previous owner was driving the car regularly until he sold it to me.  The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well.  The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The clutch feels good and the car shifts well.  There is no notable smoke when driving the car, just a puff when it is first started.  The brakes do not pull to one side or the other.  The previous owner just installed a new cam, lifters, and gaskets for the top end.  This car features genuine Hooker sidepipes.  With all of that said and with the miles being so low, the car probably sat for a period of time in the past and could stand some improvements all around.  There are some items on the car that do not work such as the wiper door and horn.  There is an audible note of an exhaust leak on the right side.  There may be other troubles with the car that I have possibly overlooked so I would suggest that the buyer inspect the car in person if possible.  None of the problems I have noticed make the car unusable in its current state, but in an attempt to be totally honest I must disclose them.  All of the gauges work but the oil pressure gauge, which just stopped since we have had the car, and the obvious exception of the clock.  The turn signals work.  The blower works and blows correctly on all settings.  This Corvette is still a pleasure to drive, especially with the 4-speed and top down on a nice day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall this 1972 convertible is optioned well and is a very desirable Corvette.  With new paint, seats, carpet, and some other items this car could be worth more than twice the asking price.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as one can see, this car very original and correct.  The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in the past 10 years.  The "Chrome Bumper" years have not had the detrimental over inflation that the mid year Corvettes have suffered from and have become the most collectible Corvettes in my opinion.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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