is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos,
the paint has nice gloss, good
shine, and smooth finish.
The chrome bumpers
and other brightwork on the car show well for the most part with
no major rust or pitting.
Often many Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front
ends, this car does not.
There are no major
imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the
photos. There are some small blemishes that were too
faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really
noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This car does
have some rust.
There is one bubble on the
passenger door. It is not very noticeable and I
have included a specific photo of the area below.
The tires appear to have about 70% tread left.
The wheels are in good condition with a nice finish and
no curb rash on the beauty rings.
Window Date Codes
Driver: IN -
and "N" denotes 1971 meaning the driver's side window was made
in June of 1971.
Passenger: IN -
June and "N" denotes 1971 meaning the passenger's side
window was made in June of 1971.
Rear: JN -
May and "N" denotes 1971 meaning the rear window was made in
May of 1971.
Please note that
the "Astro Ventilation" door glass, and even the pop out rear
window, are date coded and original as each piece predates the
car's body build date of August 10, 1971 (A10). Original glass
is a good indication that this car has had no major accident
never sustained significant damage.
The black interior of the Corvette looks
The seats look almost 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
also in "like new" condition with no stains, rips,
dash is in wonderful condition with no cracks, fading, or sun
The door panels
look great with no cracks or splits, but the skins are a bit
wavy in spots.
This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma whatsoever.
This car seems to be in good
mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time, idles well, runs well.
The Corvette drives great; it
is smooth on the road and at highway speeds.
The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the
other. The car shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the
clutch feels good.
There is no notable smoke when driving the car, just a puff when
it is first started after sitting for a long while.
This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.
There are no issues that I am aware of that immediately affect
the drivability of the car, but I am sure it could stand some
maintenance and overall mechanical improvements.
All of the lights work as does the horn and blower for the
heater on all speeds. All of
the gauges work, with the obvious exception of the clock.
The speedometer works fine, but the odometer does not turn.
The tachometer works, but the needle can be jumpy and I am not
sure of its exact accuracy.
The entire vacuum
system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from
both their respective switches on the dash and override
switches. The wipers also work, but they can interfere
with the wiper door.
The car is not obnoxiously loud, but has a very
healthy sounding exhaust note.
car is a pleasure to drive, especially with the 4-speed
transmission and t-tops out
on a nice day.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in good
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. 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. They are all solid investments for a
The frame rails on this Corvette have been repaired and welded,
which is visible in the photos below. The
car may have started life as an automatic due to the bolt in
cross member. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for
several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with
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