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 we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM
classics. 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, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is
a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a
collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.
We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it
is special or rare and because we like it.
Contact a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this beautiful 1972 Corvette
Convertible in great driver condition with a 4-Speed manual
transmission. This Corvette looks good, runs well, and drives very
nice. This engine in this Stingray is "Numbers Matching" with the
last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is
We have this car priced to sell and are offering an
excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette
convertible at an
unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell
it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the
market on C3 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is
absolutely red hot right now and on the rise.
Please peruse all
of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below
to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.
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 car 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.
Corvette was truly the end of an era. 1972 was the last year
to feature chrome bumpers and the "egg crate" grill, it is
considered to be the last year of truly classic Corvettes.
Years after were more at the mercy of insurance companies,
fuel prices, and emission concerns, 1972 is considered the
last "good" year. It was also the last year to feature a pop
out rear window, 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.
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
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "67" is the body
style, convertible. The fifth digit is the engine, K,
correct for a 200hp car. The sixth digit, "2," indicates the
model year, 1972. The "S" is the plant where the car was
produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence
number so this is the 26,913th Corvette made for 1972, this
places the car's build date in July 1972, which does not
match the date on the trim tag.
Body Build Date
"C" corresponds to
October, and the "07" is the
seventh day of the
month meaning this Corvette's body build date is October 7, 1971.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "05" is the fifth month of year and the
"24" is the
twenty-fourth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
May 24, 1971.
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 200hp Corvette
with a manual transmission, which is correct for this
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
526913, are stamped on
the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a
small block 1971
Engine Block Casting Date
E 20 1
May, "20" is the twentieth day of the month, and "1" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
May 20, 1971.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Transmission Main Case Casting Number
The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number
The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648
The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
The Harrison expansion tank has the correct 3016340
Expansion Tank Date Code
"70" is 1970 and "A" represents January so the surge tank is
dated January of 1970.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
The Dark Red
exterior is in good driver condition and basically looks in
person as it does in the photos. As one can see in the
photos, the finish has nice gloss and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely.
The convertible top was just replaced be the previous owner and
looks brand new. The rear window is perfectly clear with no
fogging or yellowing. The top also operates well and goes up and
down easily. The wheels and center
caps are in excellent condition with a great finish. The
Goodyear Eagle GTII tires have about 80% tread left. The chrome and other
bright work shows well overall for a driver. There are a few
blemishes around car that were too tiny to show up in pictures,
there is a spot near the left
headlight and a blemish on the right read corner near the number
with specific photos below. We have included many photos of the
underside to show how it looks.
Black interior of the Corvette is in good condition. The
seats look just as good in person just as they do in the
photos with no excessive wear or split seams. The
seats are not worn in the typical area where the drier gets
in and out.
The carpet is in excellent condition condition as well with
no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is
often neglected. The gauge faces are
clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash looks
awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The radio works
and most importantly it is a Corvette Specific unit made for
this car so the dash
has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket
installation. The dash and console are in great shape with no cracks,
fading, or sun damage.
This Corvette seems to be in
good mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time and runs well. The car is a great
driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds.
In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the
highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears,
braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note
that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the
car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not
overheat. The transmission shifts well, does not pop out of
gear, and the shifter is tight. The clutch feels good. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite
fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.
The entire vacuum system
for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from
both their respective switches on the dash and the
override switches. Their operation from both switches
can be viewed in the video below. The headlights and
wiper door occasionally cycle once when the car is first
The horn works. The blower motor for the heater works on all speeds.
All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock.
The speedometer works as one can see in the video, but
the odometer does not work.
As with many older carbureted cars it is a bit cold blooded. Not enough can be said as to how
much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with
4-Speed and the
top down on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in
wonderful driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important
in Corvette pricing. There are photos below of the VIN stamp
on the engine block, suffix code, and engine assembly date.
The convertible models always draw a great premium over
the coupes. In my opinion and based on our
experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are
the most collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette
market right now. The value of these cars has gone
up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid
investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy
this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than
the purchase price with minimal effort.
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For an eleven minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
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.
We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer
you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are
warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging
from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any
licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As
with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to
purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with
on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are
interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.