$26,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
--- Factory "Custom" Interior Trim
A31 Power Windows
C60 4-Season Air Conditioning
F62 Front Springs
G32 Rear Spring
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio
ZQ3 350ci V8 Engine
989 War Bonnet Yellow
421 Saddle Leather Custom Interior

exterior color code
989 War Bonnet Yellow
interior color code
421 Saddle Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   34,885 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37K2S504900
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 numbers matching 1972 Corvette with only 34,885 original miles, a 4-Speed manual transmission, and factory air conditioning. This Stingray looks stunning, runs great, and drives awesome. It is finished in the highly desirable combination of War Bonnet Yellow (989) over Saddle (421). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, original window sticker, and the original "Tank Sticker," which are all pictured below. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The very low mileage is verified as original not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio that shows the mileage as "Actual."

This Corvette comes wish a great amount of original documentation. Included with the car is the original window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, "Tank Sticker" (Corvette Order Copy), original Retail Order Form from 1971, original owners manual, 1972 Emissions booklet, and warranty booklet with the original owner's name. There are also receipts and maintenance records with the car pictured below dating back to 1981. They show the car has some important service done in 2013 with all new rear trailing arms and rear wheel bearings at a cost of $3,238. There is also an Odometer Disclosure Statement from when the car was sold in March of 2000, showing the car had 31,842 original miles at the time.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. It is exceptionally rare to find a Corvette from this era with this low mileage. 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, 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.

 

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 on any Corvette 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.

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z37K2S504900 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 4,900th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date C14 "C" corresponds to October, and the 14 is the fourteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is October 14, 1971.
Engine Code V0927 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 27, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKW This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 200hp Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 504900 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 504900, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date I 10 1 "I" is September, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 10, 1971.
Exhaust Manifold LH 3932461 The left exhaust manifold has a 3932461 casting number, which is correct for a 1972 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold RH 3932461 The right exhaust manifold has a 3932461 casting number, which is correct for a 1972 Corvette.
Intake Manifold 6263751 The intake manifold block has the correct 6263751 casting number, which is correct for a 200hp Corvette and was only used in 1972.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor is original and correct for an 1972 Corvette with a 1112050 stamping on the band.
Distributor Date Code IJ14 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "14" is the fourteenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 14, 1971. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor

Please note that this car has a very rare and original Rochester Quadrajet produced by Carter.
7042203 The carburetor is correct and original with a 7042203 stamping. The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from 1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "2," is the model year, 1972. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL Quadrajet carb. The sixth digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use with a manual transmission , which is correct for this car.
Carburetor Date Code G1 The "G" is July and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the carburetor was made in July of 1971.
Transmission Main Cast Casting Number 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 3988764 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3978764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P2P28 The first "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "2" indicates the model year, 1972. The second "P" is the ninth month of the year and the "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month. So this is a Muncie 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on September 28, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping 504900 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 504900, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Bell Housing Casting Number 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
Starter 1008418 The starter has the correct 1008418 number for a 1972 200hp Corvette with a manual transmission.
Starter Date Code 1H16 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on August 16, 1971.
Windshield TN The "T" is August and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in August of 1971.
Driver's Window AN The "A" is September and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in September of 1971.
Rear Window AN The "A" is September and the "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in September of 1971.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The War Bonnet Yellow exterior is in outstanding condition. This Corvette has received one repaint in its life according to the previous owner in the correct original color and it looks stunning. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and the car exhibits good body panel fit. The chrome bumpers and other bright-work are not prefect, but show very well overall. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich tires are like brand new and correctly sized 225/70R15. We have included many photos of the underside of the car to show the condition.

The car looks as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Stingray, even the pop-out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of October 14, 1971 (C14). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Saddle interior in this Corvette is in outstanding original condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams or excessive wear. They are appropriately worn for the miles in the typical are where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The radio works well, and most importantly it is a Corvette specific unit made for this car so the dash has never cut or modified. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured below showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The spare is still with the car as well. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

The interior looks as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. The car is a awesome 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 it drives smooth and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, and exterior lights. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The a/c works and blows cold, one can see the a/c compressor engaging properly in the video. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds but high. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed and the T-Tops out on a beautiful day.

The runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in exceptional original condition and truly and investment grade car. Low mileage examples in this year range are very rare and draw a huge premium over a standard Corvette. 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 very low miles, the condition, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. 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 a thirteen 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/F4p6p_1VTeY .
 

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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