$24,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Coupe
A31 Power Windows
A85 Shoulder Belts
C50 Rear Window Defroster
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
LS5 454ci 270hp Engine
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
P02 Deluxe Wheel Covers
PU9 White Letter Tires
T60 Heavy Duty Battery
U79 AM-FM Radio, Stereo

 

 
exterior color code
989 War Bonnet Yellow
interior color code
421 Saddle Leather


 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Coupe
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed
Odometer:   73,550
Engine:   454ci LS5 V8
VIN:   1Z37W2S505864
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 very proud to offer this low mileage numbers matching 1972 LS5 big block Corvette with a 4-Speed and air conditioning that is absolutely loaded with options.  The car looks good, runs great, and is a blast to drive.  It has some of the most sought-after and rare option packages for a 1972 Corvette.  This is 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 with minimal work and effort.  The low mileage is supported not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, that states the mileage as, "Actual."

Very fortunately, the previous owner of this car was extremely meticulous and kept receipts and records of almost everything he did to the car.  Accompanying the sale are over $16,000 in receipts for work he had performed to the car over the past 12 years.  This includes one receipt for $6,265.90 from "The Vette Shop, Inc" in Clinton Township, MI for a complete rebuild of the engine.  There is a specific photo of this receipt below that outlines the work done.

Besides the big options like the LS5 engine, M20 4-Speed, and C60 air-conditioning, this Corvette is loaded with other options such as rear window defroster, power brakes, power steering, P02 wheel covers, and even a stereo radio.  A numbers marching original big block Corvette is always very special.  The big block coupled with a 4-speed transmission is most ideal.  The original a/c is just icing on the cake and especially rare for a big block car.  This Corvette gets a ton of attention going down the road.  I cannot even count the number of compliments I have received while driving this car.  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of how original and nice 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.  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 1Z37W2S505864 The third digit, "3," verifies that the car is an original coupe.  The fifth digit, "W," verifies that this is an original LS5 454ci Corvette.  The last five digits are the build sequence, meaning this is the 5,864th Corvette produced for 1972.  It also places the car's build date in October of 1971. 
Engine VIN Stamping 505864 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 505864, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Body Build Date C27 "C" Corresponds to October, and the 27 is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of October 27, 1971.
Engine Code T10I2 "T" means the engine was built in the Tonawanda plant.  The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "I2" is the twelfth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 12, 1971.
Suffix Code CSR This means the motor was intended for an 454ci 270 hp application with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3999289 The engine block has the correct 3999289casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date I 1 71 "I" is September, The "1" is the first day of the month, and the "71" is the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 1, 1971.
Distributor 1112051 The distributor is original and correct with 1112051 stamped on the band.
Distributor Date Code 1 F 2 The "1" is the last digit of the colander year, the "F" is June, and the "2" is the day of the month meaning the distributor was produced on June 2, 1971. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 6263753 The intake manifold is correct with a 6263753 casting number. 
Intake Manifold Casting Date J 9 71 "J" is October, The "9" is the ninth day of the month, and the "71" is the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on October 9, 1971.
Surge Tank 3019249 The original Harrison surge tank has the correct 3016340 stamping.  This tank was only used for  big block Corvettes with air conditioning, such as this car.
Surge Tank Date 71J "71" is 1971 and "J" is September so the tank was made in September 1971.
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 P2R20A The "P" means that this is a 4-speed Muncie.  The "2" is the model year.  The "R" is the month code indicating October.  The "20" is the day of the month and the second "A" indicates it is a wide ratio.  So this transmission is dated October 20, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 505864 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 505864, are stamped on the main case meaning this transmission is original to this car.  
Clutch Housing Casting # 3899621 The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 casting number.
Alternator 1100544 The alternator has the correct stamping, 1100544, for a 1972 Corvette with an air conditioning. 
Alternator Date Code 1 K 16 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "K" denotes October, and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on October 16, 1971.
Windshield YN "Y" is October and "N" is 1971 so the windshield is original, made in October of 1971.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window YN "Y" is October and "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in October 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.
Rear Window JN "J" is May and "N" is 1971 so the rear window is original, made in May of 1971.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Left Front Wheel Stamping K 1 1  4  14 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "1" means they were made in 1971.  "4" is the fourth month of the year and "14" is the fourteenth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on April 14, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel Stamping K 1 1  9  16 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "1" means they were made in 1971.  "9" is the ninth month of the year and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on September 16, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel Stamping K 1 1  9  16 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "1" means they were made in 1971.  "9" is the ninth month of the year and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on September 16, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel Stamping K 1 1  9  16 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "1" means they were made in 1971.  "9" is the ninth month of the year and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on September 16, 1971.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
T-Top Bags SEP 14 1971 The t-top bags appear to be original and are dated September 14, 1971

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The War Bonnet Yellow exterior is in presentable driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has a decent gloss and smooth finish.  The chrome bumpers and other bight work on the car look just in person as they do in the photos.  There are no major flaws that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  There is some there imperfections, light checking, and touch ups that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really stands out from about ten feet away.  The paintjob has some age and blemishes, which is evident in the photos.  I have done my best to accurately and objectively photograph the car and show 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.  This car does have some evidence of corrosion.  There is some delamination on the bottom corner of the windshield that is visible in the photos.  The tires are literally brand new with less than 50 miles on them. 

Please note that all of the glass on this car, the windshield, the "Astro Ventilation" door glass, and even the pop out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predate the car's body build date of October 27, 1971 (C27).   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 looks marvelous.  The seats look virtually brand new with no rips, splits seams, or signs of wear.  They are not worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet throughout the car is in "like new" condition as well with no stains, rips, or holes.  This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected.  The dash and console are in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage.  The door panels are in good shape with some small cracks on the passenger side, which, as once can seen in the photos, is not very noticeable.  The original pedal pads are not excessively worn, and, as one can see from the photos, show normal wear for a car with this mileage.  This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma whatsoever.  The original jack and jack handle are still with the car stowed correctly behind the passenger seat.  The t-top storage bags are also included with the car.  Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the good condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life


Mechanical

This car seems to be in good mechanical condition.  The engine has been professionally rebuilt with forges pistons and has seen limited use since.  The car drives terrifically; it is smooth on the road and at highway speeds.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  There is a receipt showing that stainless steel calipers were installed on the front.  The clutch feels good and the transmission shifts well.  You can feel some slack in the driveline.  Also, the engine compartment is nicely detailed as one can see in the photos.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The horn works as do the headlights, fan for the heater and a/c, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, lights, power windows, and the original stereo radio.  The vacuum system for the headlights and wipers works and operates properly with both the main switches and vacuum override switches.  The old style original compressor takes a lot of power to spin, but even the air conditioning blows cold.  Like almost all of the C3 Corvettes we deal with, the parking brake is weak.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed, extra power and torque from the LS5, and the t-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in great driver condition.  It is a great value and we have priced it to sell.  This car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with big block and other highly optioned cars.  In my opinion and based on our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible in the entire Corvette market right now.  Of those years, the 1969 and 1972 are the most desirable.  The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years.  The "Chrome Bumper" years have not had the detrimental over inflation that the mid year Corvettes have suffered from.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  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 email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc - 1972 Corvette LS5 454 Coupe 4-Speed
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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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