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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful 1972 Corvette
Coupe in excellent driver condition. This Corvette
looks great, runs awesome, and is a spectacular driver that feels
great out on the road. It is finished in
the beautiful and desirable color combination of Ontario Orange (987) over
Saddle Leather (421). This is the correct
and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag
This Corvette is an original California car and
exceptionally clean. We have it 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.
We purchased this Corvette from a gentleman in Indiana who
had owned the car for about 15 years. About 5 years ago he
moved from southern California, where he originally purchased
the car. In fact, when we purchased the car it still had the
original 6-digit California "Blue Plate" on it, which was
only used from 1969-1980. With that information we know that
this car was in California from the 1970's to the 2000's when
the previous owner moved to the Midwest. This fact is
noteworthy and important because western cars are not
exposed to the harsh winters and harsh elements that
Midwestern and eastern cars can suffer from. Vintage cars
from western states, such as California, will not have rust
and will be usually cleaner and in nicer condition overall.
The previous owner also said that he installed a very high
performance 383ci stroker engine in the car a couple of
years ago with a mild cam. This gives the car a nice rumble
and healthy tone; it is also blisteringly fast. Out of the
hundreds of small block Corvettes we have owned this example
is by far on the of the quickest. The transmission is
correct and original with the last six digits of the VIN,
524012, stamped on the main case and 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 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.
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.
Orange exterior is in
terrific driver condition. As one can
see in the photos, the finish has fantastic gloss, deep shine, and
smooth finish. The body is very straight and both doors open and shut nicely.
The wheels and center caps are in nice condition with a great
finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The chrome and
other bight work on the car looks spectacular. There are a few small imperfections and touch-ups
around the car that were too tiny to show up in pictures, but
nothing else that is really noticeable from five feet away. As
one would expect from a California car, the underside is very
clean and this Corvette has absolutely 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 around the
windshield or "birdcage." These are the most notorious spots for
rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included many photos of the
underside to show how clean it looks.
This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in
Window Date Codes
Please note that ALL the glass on this car, the
windshield, "Astro Ventilation"
side glass, and even the pop out rear window
are date coded and original as each piece
predates the car's body build date of June 15, 1972 (K15). Original glass is a good indication
that this car has had no major accident history
and never sustained significant damage.
Windshield - UN - The "U" is July and the "N" is 1971 so
this window was made in July of 1971, which is correct
as it predates the body build date.
- LY - The "L" is March and the "Y" is 1972 so this
window was made March of 1972, which is correct as it
predates the body build date.
Passenger - GY - The "G" is April and the "G" is 1972 so
this window was made in April of 1972, which is correct
as it predates the body build date.
The "A" is September and the "N" is 1971 so this window
was made in September of 1971, which is correct as it
predates the body build date.
interior of the Corvette is in fantastic condition. The
seats look in person just as they do in the photos with no
split seams or excessive wear. The carpet is also in great
condition with no holes or rips. This includes the rear
carpet, which is often neglected. The dash is in
with no fading, cracks, or sun damage. The door panels are
in wonderfult condition with no cracks. A very high end and
expensive stereo system has been installed in the car with a
Sony CD player, iPhone connection, amp, and speaker box in the back.
The whole installation looks very professional and
tastefully done. This car has not been smoked in and
there is no aroma of cigarettes at all. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear
well over time and the nice condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care and attention
this car has received over the years.
The interior looks as good in person as it does in
Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs well, and
is exceptionally fast. 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 it shifts well and the
car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not
overheat. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the
car. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean,
detailed, and dressed up as one can see in the photos; the
engine looks like a piece a jewelry with a polished aluminum
intake, chrome valve covers and intake, chrome alternator, and
chrome water pump. The brakes are responsive, but do pull a bit
to the left under hard braking. The entire vacuum system for the
headlights and wiper door works; their operation can be viewed in
the video. The blower motor for the heater and a/c works
on all speeds but high. The horn works as do the indicators and power
windows. The a/c and wipers do not work and there is a slight
hesitation that could be tuned out of the carburetor. All of
the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Not
enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive
this car, especially with T-Tops out on a beautiful day.
When the previous owner had
the engine built he added some very expensive and
beneficial performance items such as Edelbrock Performer
RPM aluminum cylinder heads, Edelbrock Performer EPS
Dual-Plane polished aluminum intake manifold, Edelbrock
carburetor, an HEI distributor with tach drive for a
Corvette, and Hooker Headers.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in
fantastic driver condition. 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 excellent condition, the
built 383ci engine, 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. They are secure and
wise 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 twelve 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.