$22,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   36,085  (Exceeded)
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   1Z37K2S517297
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 very proud to offer this beautiful 1972 Corvette Coupe in excellent condition. The car has been completely restored and is very clean. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a spectacular driver that feels great out on the road. Included with the car is extensive documentation of the restoration with photos and countless receipts for over $13,900 spent on the car. The body was removed from the frame and everything was restored from the ground up with high performance Vette Brakes suspension with monoleaf suspension up front and a built 355ci engine. While this Corvette is not completely numbers matching it does have a 3970010 engine block, which is a casting number that was used on Corvettes in 1972. This car rolled off the assembly line on March 27, 1972 (H27).

We have this Stingray 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 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the rise. There is no way someone could buy a similar Corvette and restore it to this level of quality for anything near our asking price. Please peruse all of the photos, video, 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.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The red exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has great gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. Please take a moment to look at all the underside photos of the car. It is nearly as clean underneath as it is on top. The wheels and center caps are in spectacular condition with no curb rash and a great finish. The tires have about 90% tread left. There are a few blemishes around car that were too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. 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 great it looks.

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

Window Date Codes

Driver: NY - The "N" denotes January and the "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the driver's side window was made in January of 1972. This is correct as it predates the body build date of the car.

Passenger: LY - The "L" denotes March and the "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the passenger side window was made in March of 1972. This is correct as it predates the body build date of the car.

Rear: XN - The "X" denotes February and the "N" denotes 1971 meaning the rear window was made in February of 1971.

Please Please note that the "Astro Ventilation" door glass is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 27, 1972 (H27). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in fantastic condition. It was basically completely redone when the car was restored. The seats look virtually brand new with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. The carpet is in great condition with no tears, holes, or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console are in excellent shape with no fading, cracks, or sun damage. The door panels are in wonderful condition with no cracks. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes at all. Please note that the lap belts 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.

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, idles well, and runs great. There is a receipt with the car for the engine rebuild and one for reconditioning the transmission. The springs, all bushings, tie rods ends, ball joints, and basically the whole suspension is also new and was redone during the restoration. There are receipts for over $3,500 just for the suspension. The car is an awesome driver that is tight and handles like it is on rails with the Vette Brakes suspension. 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 drives smooth and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive. The transmission shifts well. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, and exterior lights. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The vacuum for the headlights and wiper door works with no effort or binding in the mechanism. Their entire operation can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The temp gauge seems to work, but the fuse has blown a few times. Some of the fiber optics work. Please note that car operates with an ignition switch button the console. The car also has an Edlebrock Air/Fuel Ratio monitor installed in the dash in place of the radio. 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.

A note on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We consistently receive many questions about the purpose of this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights, etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on the center console. There are nine small indicators on the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the center console, or if there is a break in a connection or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer works. As one can image, over time this is very common.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in very clean 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 seem to be the most desirable. The excellent condition, the restoration, and the extensive documentation make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. The photographs shown in the pictures below are just a fraction of what is included in the binder that comes with the car. 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.

   

 

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/FchuQqpzjZI .
 

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.

 

warranty

  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.

 

 



 




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