Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
I 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 glad to offer this numbers
matching 1972 Corvette with a freshly rebuilt engine and new
interior. This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the last six
digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured
below, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission also
has the correct codes on the identification tag, which is also
pictured below. The car runs great and
is a good driver as is, but will needs some paintwork. The previous
owner told us he just rebuilt the engine so the interior has already
been restored and looks awesome so with a some paint and body work
this Corvette would be ready to go and quite valuable. One could
easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price
in years to come with red hot market on "Chrome Bumper" Corvettes
right now. This Corvette is loaded with desirable options such as a/c, power steering, power brakes, and
power windows. The mileage is verified as "Actual" on the clear Ohio title. Please peruse all
of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below
to get a true sense of this Corvette.
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.
The 1972 Corvette was truly the end of an era. 1972 was the last
year to feature chrome bumpers and and "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 12,589th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date
"F" corresponds to January, and the 28 is the
twenty-eighth day of the
month meaning this Corvette body build date is January 28, 1972.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "01" is the first month of year and the
"20" is the
twenty day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
January 20, 1972. This is correct as it precedes the build
date of the car.
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 200hp Corvette
with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
512589, 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 the correct 3970010 casting number a
Engine Block Casting Date
L 15 17
December, "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, and "1" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
December 15, 1971.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
starter is original and correct with a 1108430
Starter Date Code
first "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A"
denotes January, and "12" is the twelfth day of the
month meaning the starter was made on January 12, 1972.
This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
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 Corvette with a 350ci engine,
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 "369" is the
369th day starting with January 1, 1971, which indicates the
transmission was assembled on January 4, 1972.
The "T" is
August and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made
in August of 1971. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
The "I" is
June and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made
in June of 1971. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
The "Y" is
October and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made
in October of 1971. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
looks in person just as it does in the photos. Obviously this
Corvette could use paint and we have done our best to show all of the flaws.
We have been very objective and comprehensive with the dozens of
photos of the outside of the car. We have not tried to exclude
any imperfections, most sellers and certainly most dealers would
not be so upfront. We have even included many photos of the
underside of the car. These is some rust and evidence of rust
repair in the past. As with many Corvettes of this era the
windows could use some adjustment, which is something that
should be done if the car is painted anyway, the left window
needs help when it gets near to top. The factory rally wheels are in good condition with a
nice finish and still retain the correct original 4-clip beauty
rings, not the cheap replacements you often see. The tires have
about 70% tread left; they are correctly
sized 225/70/15. The exterior of this Corvette does need
attention and we have priced the car with its cosmetic needs in
Window Date Codes
Please note that
the "Astro Ventilation" side glass and even the pop out rear window on this Corvette are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body
build date of January 28, 1972 (F28). Original glass is a
good indication that this car has had no major accident
and never sustained significant damage.
Saddle interior of the Corvette is in very nice
condition; the interior has been almost completely restored. The
look virtually brand new with no rips, splits, or signs of
any wear. Please note that the seatbelts have been replaced
and all four retractors are working properly. Also, the
previous owner spent the extra money for the correct lap
belts and shoulder belts with retractors and the correct
buckles, which are very expensive. The carpet is also in
"like new" condition with no
stains or holes and was installed with the rest of the
interior restoration. This
included the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The
console and dash are in great condition with no cracks, fading, or
sun damage. The door panels are in nice shape with no splits
or cracks; they are not worn in the typical are where the
driver rests his elbow. The door pulls are solid and intact. This car
has no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. The aftermarket
radio does not work, but most importantly the original dash
was not cut for the installation. The door handle and lock
knob for the driver's side are included with the car and
Corvette seems to be in generally good mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The car
is a fun 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, braking to stoplight, and going
through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, there are
no strange vibrations, the brakes do not pull, and the car
performs quite nice overall. We were told by the previous owner
that he just rebuilt the engine last year so it runs awesome.
The transmission shifts smoothly. The brakes are responsive and
do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty
of power and is quite fast; it is definitely quicker than a
stock Corvette. There are some items on the car that do not work
such as the horn and clock. All of the other gauges, speedo, tach, odometer, temp gauge, oil pressure, battery gauge, and
fuel gauge all work properly. We have put about 10 miles on the
car since we have owned it and it preformed quite well in that
time, but there may be some other mechanical bugs that could be
worked out. The blower motor for the heater and a/c work on all
speeds except high. The a/c systems is complete with the
compressor, condenser, and all lines, but there is no belt on
the compressor and the a/c does not work. The headlights pop up
and vacuum system for the lights works correctly from both the
switch on the dash and override switch; their operation from
both switches can be viewed in the video. The wiper door does
not work, which is a common problem on chrome bumper Corvettes.
The wiper motor works and spins with the switch, but the wipers
have been disconnected since the door is not functional. The
true dual exhaust system is completely new from the manifolds
back with stainless steel Magnaflow mufflers and has a very
healthy tone. Not
enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive
this car, especially with T-Tops and rear window out on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in
decent driver condition, has a ton of potential, and is
absolutely priced to sell. The engine runs great and the
interior is has been almost completely redone so with
some paint and body work this Corvette would be ready to
go and would probably sell in the low $20k's. Numbers matching is extremely
important in Corvette pricing. There are photos below of
the WIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine
assembly date, and transmission codes.
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 value of these
cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are
all solid investments for a collector. This Corvette always
gets a ton of attention driving down the road. These
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
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.