$25,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
J50 Power Brakes
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
912  Sunflower Yellow
interior color code
417 Saddle Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   59,858 (Nonactual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z67K2S506292
about the 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 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 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 glad to offer this numbers matching 1972 4-Speed Corvette Convertible in excellent driver condition. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a wonderful driver that feels great on the road. It is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Sunflower Yellow (912) over Saddle Vinyl Interior (417). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. Sunflower Yellow is the second most rare color with only 1,543 examples produced. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching;" the last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette 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 Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the "chrome bumper" cars from 1968-1972. 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.

 

model description
 


The 1972 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.

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 1Z67K2S506292 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 6,292nd Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date D02 "D" corresponds to November, and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is November 2, 1971.
Engine Code V1026 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 26, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKW This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 200hp Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 506292 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 506292, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a 1972 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date J 21 1 "J" is October, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on October 21, 1971.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 6263751 The intake has the correct 6263751 casting number for a 1972 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date J 20 1 "J" is October, "20" is the twentieth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on October 20, 1971.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Main Cast Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting # 3978764 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3979764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3979764 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P2R22A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "2" indicates the model year, 1972. The "R" is the tenth month of the year and the "22" is the twenty-second day of the month. The "A" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio. So this is a Muncie Wide Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on October 22, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 506292 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 506292, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Bell Housing Casting Number 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
Rear Differential LR W 299 E 1 The "LR" indicates a 3.36:1 gear ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. The "299" indicates the 299th day of the year. The "E" means that that is it an Eaton positraction unit and the "1" means it was made during the first shift. So the rear end was made during the first shift on October 26, 1971 in Warren, MI.
Expansion Tank 3016340 The Harrison aluminum expansion tank has the correct 3016340 stamping for a 1972 Corvette
Expansion Tank Date 71E The "71" is the year it was produced and the "E" is the fifth month of the year so the expansion tank was made in May of 1971.
Left Front Wheel K 1 1 10 26 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" is the year, 1971. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 26, 1971. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel K 1 1 10 26 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" is the year, 1971. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 26, 1971. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel K 1 1 10 26 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" is the year, 1971. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 26, 1971. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel K 1 1 10 26 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" is the year, 1971. The "10" is the tenth month of the year and "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on October 26, 1971. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Drivers Window AN The "A" denotes September and the "N" denotes 1971 meaning the driver's side window was made in September of 1971. This is correct as it predates the body build date.
Passenger Window LN The "L" denotes March and the "N" denotes 1971 meaning the passenger side window was made in March of 1971. This is correct as it predates the body build date.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Sunflower Yellow exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has nice gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels are in excellent shape with a brilliant finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires appear to have about 80% tread left. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks good overall. The convertible top looks brand new with no rips or holes and still has the tag on it. The rear window is perfectly clear with no yellowing or fogginess. The top goes up properly and with little effort. Lowering the top can be a bit finicky and sometimes the pins need to be released manually from under the decklid. There are a few small imperfections and touch ups around the car that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away. As with many Corvette convertibles from this era the fit of the windows to the top is not perfect. We have included many photos of the underside of the car to show how clean and solid it is.

This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the "Astro Ventilation" side glass on this car is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of November 2, 1971 (D02). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Saddle interior of the Corvette is in terrific driver condition. The seats look just as good in person just as they do in the photos. The carpet is in excellent condition condition as well. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console are in nice shape with no fading or sun damage; there is a crack in the dash cap, but as one can see in the photos it is not too noticeable. The door panels are in great condition. The original radio turns on and plays sound, but does not get great reception. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. Also, please note that the lap belts retract properly. This is a very common problem on this era Corvette and a small, but very important, detail most buyers do not think to check. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear well over time and the nice condition of this interior is a testament to the care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

The interior looks as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time and runs well. The car is an 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, the brakes do not pull, and the car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of any gears, and 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 lights, indicators, and wipers all work. The blower motor for the heater works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and override switches; their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. The horn and odometer are not working and the speedometer does not always work properly. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in wonderful driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, and transmission codes. 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 and out of those years 1969 and 1972 are the most desirable. 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.

 

vehicle video

 


For an twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/YvD71FxDBWQ .
 

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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