Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
I 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
very proud to offer this
beautiful, numbers matching, 1972 Corvette Stingray Coupe with the
original high performance LS5 454ci big block engine and only 50,340
original miles. This Corvette looks absolutely stunning, runs
terrifically, and is an awesome driver that is ready to be enjoyed.
There is no way a similar Corvette could be built or restored for
anything near our asking price. Please peruse all of the photos,
video, numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of
how exceptionally nice this Corvette really is.
In addition to the LS5 454ci engine
this Corvette is absolutely loaded with almost option
available in 1972. It was ordered with air conditioning
(which still blows cold), power steering,
power brakes, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering
column, factory custom leather interior, and white letter
Stingray still has the original LS5 big block engine that
was installed in the car new at the factory in St. Louis in
1971. Numbers matching is very important in Corvette pricing
and even much more significant for a big block example. In
addition to the last 6 digits of the VIN stamped on the
engine, the engine block casting date and engine assembly
date are also chronologically correct. The VIN stamp on the
block and the engine assembly date stamping are pictured
below. The transmission is also original with the VIN stamp
and transmission assembly date pictured below.
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.
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.
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "37" is the body
style, sport coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, W,
correct for an LS5. 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 8,574th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date
"E" corresponds to December, and the "01" is the
day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of
December 1, 1971.
"T" means the engine was build in the Tonawanda plant. The
"1I" is the eleventh month of year and the "I9" is the
nineteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled
on November 19, 1971.
This means the motor was intended for an LS5 454ci
application with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
508574, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3999289 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
J 11 71
"J" is October, the "11" is the
eleventh day of the month, and
the "71" is the calendar year so the engine
block was cast on October 11, 1971.
The "72" is the
model year, 1972. The "C" means the transmission was made
for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "S" means is was intended
for an LS5 454ci big block Corvette, which is correct for
Transmission Date Code
assembly date code for the 1972 model year starts with the
first day of the calendar year in 1971 and continues through
the calendar year in 1972. This means "288" is the 288th day
starting with January 1, 1971, which indicates the
transmission is dated October 15, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 508574, are stamped on
the main case meaning this transmission is original to this
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold has a correct 6263753 casting number for
a 1972 LS5.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
C 23 72
"C" is March, The "23" is the twenty-third day of the month, and the
"72" is the calendar year so the intake
manifold was cast on March 23, 1972.
The original brass Harrison surge tank has the correct
Expansion Tank Date Code
"71" is the calendar year and "L" represents
the 12th month so the surge tank is
dated December of 1971.
Exhaust Manifold LH
The left exhaust manifold has a 3969869 casting number,
which is correct for a 1972 Corvette with an LS5 big block.
Exhaust Manifold RH
The right exhaust manifold has a 3880828 casting number,
which is correct for a 197 Corvette with an LS5 big block.
November and "N" is 1971 so this window is original,
made in November of 1971. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"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.
"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.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Sunflower Yellow exterior is in beautiful condition. As one can see in
the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth
finish. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition
with a brilliant finish. The Goodyear Eagle GTII tires are correctly sized 225/70R15
and have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections
that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are
a couple small rock chips by the fender lip with a specific picture
below of the area. As one can see in the photos of the
underside, this Corvette is very clean underneath. The car has
ABSOLUTLEY NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid around the
"key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no
evidence of corrosion on the "A" pillars, which are the most
common areas for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included many
photos of the underside to show how nice it looks.
The Stingray looks just as good in person as it
does in the photos.
Window Date Codes
Please note that almost all of the glass on this
Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even
the pop-out rear window, is date coded and original as
each piece predates the car's body build date of
December 1, 1971 (E01). Original glass is a good
indication that this car has had no major accident
history and never sustained significant damage
The Saddle interior of the Corvette
looks superb. The seats look just as good in person as they
do in the photos with no split seams or excessive wear. The carpet is
also in great condition with no tears, rips, or holes.
This included the rear carpet which is often neglected. The
dash and console are in terrific condition with no cracks, fading, or sun
damage. The door panels are in great condition with no
cracks or wear. The radio does not work, but most
importantly the car has a Corvette specific radio made just
for this car so 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. Corvette interiors from this era are
not known to wear well, the excellent condition of this
interior is huge testament to the meticulous care and
attention this car has received throughout its life and
another great verification of the low original mileage.
looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every
time, runs well, and idles well. The car drives terrifically. In
the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the
highway up to about 70 mph, 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 transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.
There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The
brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
This Corvette has
plenty of power and is very fast with the LS5 454ci engine.
Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and
correct as one can see in the photos.
horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior
lights, wipers, and the a/c blows cold.
The headlights and wiper door operate well, which is a
very common problem on this era Corvette.
The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper
door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override
switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed
in the video below. The blower for the
heater and a/c works on all speeds. The air conditioning works
and one can observe the a/c
compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the
video. The oil pressure gauge sticks at a certain point.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is
to drive this car, especially with the
extra power fro the LS5, and the T-tops out on a
The car runs and drives as well as it looks./strong>
1972 454ci Big Block Corvette is in marvelous condition. Numbers matching is
extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with rare
and desirable models like this LS5, and as one can see above
this car is quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN and
date stamps on the engine block and the transmission. 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.
originality, matching numbers, and the
beautiful color combination make this car especially important
and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down
the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well
taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes
have increased drastically over the past years. 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./p>
ten minute video of the car showing it starting, running, a walk around,
function check, and test drive on the road and highway please
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.