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 proud to offer this numbers matching 1972
Corvette in excellent driver condition. This Corvette looks
great, runs awesome, and is a fantastic driver that feels great on
the road. This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning that the
engine that is in the car now is the same one that was installed in
the car new at the factory. The
transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN
stamped on the main case and pictured below.
We purchased this Corvette from a couple who said they were the second owners. They also said that the car
originally came from TX, which would be very beneficial as
vehicles from western and southern states are not subject to
harsh winters or salty environments so they are usually
cleaner. The previous owners also stated that the engine had
been rebuilt. There is evidence of this on the engine block
itself. There are machine marks on the engine pad where the
block was decked. Luckily when the engine was rebuilt and
this machining was performed a portion of the original VIN
stamping remained and is pictured below.
This car is priced to sell and we 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 "chrome bumper" C3 Corvettes from
1968-1972 is absolutely red hot right now, out of those
years we have found the 1969 and 1972 to be most desirable.
Please peruse all
of the photos, video, the extensive list of numbers, 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.
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.
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
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, K,
correct for a 200hp car. 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 18,737th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date
"I" corresponds to April, and the "13" is the thirteenth day
of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
April 13, 1972.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last few digits of the car's VIN,
737, are stamped on
the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a 1972
Engine Block Casting Date
C 18 2
March, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and "2" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
March 18, 1972.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake has the correct 6263751 casting number for a 1972
Intake Manifold Casting Date
C 21 2
"C" is March, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and
"2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake
manifold was cast on March 18, 1972.
The band on the distributor has the correct 1112050 number
for a 1972 Corvette.
Distributor Date Code
2 C 2
The first "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C"
denotes March, and second "2" is the second day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on March 2, 1972.
The "72" is the model year, 1972. The "C" means the
transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K"
means is was intended for a 350ci Corvette, which is correct
for this car.
Transmission Date Code
The 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 "461" is the
461st day starting with January 1, 1971, which indicates the
transmission is dated April 5, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 518737, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this car.
AA W 037 E 2
The "AA" is a code that indicates a 3.55:1 gear ration with
positraction. The "W" is the
assembly plant, Warren, MI. The "037" is the 37th day of
the year, the "E" indicates the positraction source, Eaton,
and the "2" is the shift in which the rear end was made. So
this rear differential was made in Warren, MI on February 6,
1972 during the second shift.
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.
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.
The "N" denotes January and the "Y" denotes 1972 meaning
the rear window was made in January of 1972. This is
correct as it predates the body build date.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
red exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in
the photos, the finish has fantastic gloss, deep shine, and
smooth finish. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks
great overall. The wheels are in great shape with a brilliant
finish and no major curb rash. The tires have about 95% tread
left. There are a few small imperfections around the car that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but
nothing else that is really noticeable from five feet away. This
Corvette has no rust issues. We
have included many photos of the underside of the car to show
how clean it is and specific photos of the areas most prone to
rust. The frame is
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.
This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in
Window Date Codes
Please note that almost all the glass on
this Corvette, the "Astro Ventilation" door glass
and even the removable rear window are date
coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of
April 13, 1972 (I13). Original glass is a good indication that this car
has had no major accident history and never sustained
The Black interior of the Corvette is in fantastic condition. The
seats are stiff and have been recovered; they
look brand new with no rips or split seams. The
carpet is in "like new" condition as well with no holes or
stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often
neglected. The door panels look great.
The radio works well and gets good reception. Most
importantly it is a Corvette specific unit that was made for
this car so the dash has never been cut or modified for an
aftermarket installation. The dash has no sun fading, but
does have a crack. The jack
and handle are present and stored correctly behind the
passenger seat. The spare tire is also present in the clam
shell. Corvette interiors form this era are not known to
wear well over time and the excellent condition of this
interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has
received over the years..
The interior looks as good in person as it does in
This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. As
stated above, the previous owner said that the engine has been
rebuilt. The engine starts right away every time and runs well.
The car is a 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 the car performs quite well overall.
This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the
engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the
photos. The exterior lights, indicators, and wipers all work.
The blower motor for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The
entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works
from both of their respective switches on the dash and override
switches; their complete operation from both switches can be
viewed in the video. The a/c works and one can observe the
compressor engaging properly in the video. One can also hear in
the video when the hood is open that the compressor does make a
little noise. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception
of the clock. The speedometer works fine, but the odometer does
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.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in
wonderful driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important
in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is
quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp
on the engine block, transmission codes,
and transmission VIN stamp. 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 sought-after. The value of these cars has gone
up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid
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.
twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
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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.