$25,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   77,031 (Nonactual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37K2S518737
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 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.

 

model description
 


The 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.

numbers

 


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.

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z37K2S518737 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 I13 "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 18737 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 3970010 The engine block has a correct 3790010 casting number a 1972 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date C 18 2 "C" is 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 6263751 The intake has the correct 6263751 casting number for a 1972 Corvette.
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.
Distributor 1112050 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.
Transmission 72-CK 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 461 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 518737 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.
Rear Differential 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.
Drivers Window 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.
Passenger Window 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.
Rear Window NY 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.

 *Most information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The 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 the photos.

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 significant damage.

 

Interior

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 the photos.


Mechanical

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 not. 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.


Overall Condition

 

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.

 

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/hC12X4FWWvE .
 

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.

 

 



 

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