$19,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
989 War Bonnet Yellow
interior color code
417 Saddle Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   62,390 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37K2S515576
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 glad to offer this numbers matching 1972 4-Speed Corvette in excellent driver condition. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a spectacular driver that feels great out on the road. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of War Bonnet Yellow (905) over Saddle Vinyl Interior (417). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car. We have run the numbers on hundreds of Corvettes and there are very few that are so many correct and original components with correct numbers and dates. 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 is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below.

I have personally put over 50 miles on this car over the past month and during that time there were no issues, it was completely reliable, and a pleasure to drive. This Corvette needs nothing that we are aware of; it is virtually "turn key" and ready to be enjoyed. We have this car 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 Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the "chrome bumper" cars from 1968-1972. The low mileage is verified as original by not only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, 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 1Z37K2S515576 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 15,576th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date H06 "H" corresponds to March, and the "06" is the sixth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 6, 1972.
Engine Code V0225 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 25, 1972.  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 Stamping 515576 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 515576, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970014 The engine block has a correct 3790014 casting number a 1972 Corvette. Please note that this casting number was only used in Corvettes for the 1972 model year.
Engine Block Casting Date B 1 72 "B" is February, "1" is the first day of the month, and "72" is the year so the engine block was cast on February 1, 1972.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 6263751 The intake has the correct 6263751 casting number for a 1972 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 23 2 "B" is February, "23" is the twenty-third day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on February 23, 191972.
Distributor 1112050 The band on the distributor has the correct 1112050 number for a 1972 Corvette.
Distributor Date Stamp 2A26 The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on January 26, 1972. This is correct it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor

Please note that this car has a very rare and original Quadrajet produced by Carter.
7042203 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 seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car such as this. This is the correct carburetor for a 1972 L48 Corvette with a manual transmission.
Carburetor Date Stamp B2 The "B" is February and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the carburetor was made in February of 1972.
Transmission Main Cast Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting # 3978764 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3979764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3979764 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P2B25A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "2" indicates the year, 1972. The "B" is the second month of the year and the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month. The "A" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio. So this is a Muncie Wide Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on February 25, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping 515576 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 515576, 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.
Alternator 1100544 The 61 Amp alternator has the correct 1100544 number for a 1972 Corvette with A/C.
Alternator Date Code 2B10 The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on February 10, 1972. This is correct it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Starter 1108410 The starter has the correct 1108418 number for a 1972 Corvette with a manual transmission.
Starter Date Code 2A28 The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on January 28, 1972. This is correct it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifolds 3932461 Both the right and left exhaust manifolds have a correct 3932461 casting number for a 1972 Corvette.
Left Front Wheel K 1 2 2 15 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "2" means they were made for the 1972 model year. The second "2" is the second month of the year and "15" is the fifteenth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on February 15, 1972. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel K 1 2 2 4 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "2" means they were made for the 1972 model year. The second "2" is the second month of the year and "4" is the fourth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on February 4, 1972. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel K 1 2 2 1 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "2" means they were made for the 1972 model year. The second "2" is the second month of the year and "1" is the first day of the month. This means the wheel was made on February 1, 1972. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel K 1 2 2 1 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "2" means they were made for the 1972 model year. The second "2" is the second month of the year and "1" is the first day of the month. This means the wheel was made on February 1, 1972. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1972 Corvette.
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 NY The "N" denotes January and the "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the passenger side window was made in January 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 War Bonnet Yellow exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has nice gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The tires appear to have about 90% tread left. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks good overall. There are a few small imperfections and touch ups around the car that are noticeable in the photos. There are some other faint blemishes in the paint that were too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away. We have included many photos of the underside of the car to show how clean and solid it is. We have also included photos of the areas on the car most prone to rust; this Corvette has NO RUST ISSUES. There is no rust around the "key hole" area on the frame and we have noticed no corrosion around the windshield or "bird cage," which are the two 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 the "Astro Ventilation" side glass on this car and even the pop out rear window are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 6, 1972 (H06). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Saddle interior of the Corvette is in terrific original condition. The seats look in person just as they do in the photos with no signs of excessive wear. Please note that these appear to be the original seat and skins, not some cheap or incorrect aftermarket covers. The carpet is in good condition original condition as well. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. There is a one spot of wear in the drivers foot well that is visible in the photos and some discoloration on the passenger side. The dash and console are in terrific shape with no fading or sun damage. The door panels are in good original condition. The radio gets good reception and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for the aftermarket installation. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. Also, please note that the lap belts and shoulder belts on both sides 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. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear well over time and the nice condition of this original interior is a testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition and is ready to be driven and enjoyed; as stated above I have driven this car over 50 miles in the past month it performed great. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The car is an 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 it shifts well, the brakes do not pull, and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The car runs cool and does not overheat even in the high summer temps we have experienced recently. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of any gears, and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The previous owner wrote down a list of some of the work he completed on this Corvette during his ownership. This work included all new rotors and calipers, master cylinder, power brake booster, tires, half shaft u-joints, rear bumpers, exhaust tips, license plate bezel, a/c system service and charge with correct R12 Freon, new rear spring, new rubber brake lines and short hard lines, heater core, water pump, and clutch. He also recored the original radiator and retained the original tanks to keep the car correct.

The lights, indicators, and wipers all work. The blower motor for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c itself works and one can view the a/c compressor engaging properly in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. It is amazing how all of the buzzers and seat belt warning lights work correctly on this Corvette, this is the fist car we have owned where all of them work. The key buzzer works. The seat belt buzzer works and goes off correctly when the seat belt is pulled out. Even the passenger seat pressure switch works and actives the seatbelt buzzer correctly. All this can be seen working in the video below. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and override switches; their operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. 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 great driver condition. The previous owner did a lot of work to the car and spent and good amount of money on it so the next owner can just get in and start enjoying the car right away. 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, suffix code, engine assembly date, and transmission codes. The original owners manual is included with the car. 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.

The originality, the great extent to which numbers match, and 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 an 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/1tQ-QA9EnOw .
 

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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