$18,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
--- Factory "Custom" Interior Trim
A31 Power Windows
J50 Power Brakes
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
972 Classic White
interior color code
404 Black Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   57,850 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37K2S517368
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 very nice 1972 Corvette Coupe in fantastic driver condition with a 4-Speed manual transmission and the original numbers matching engine with some tasteful performance upgrades. This Corvette looks good, runs well, and drives great. The drivetrain on 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. It is in the correct color combination of Classic White over Black, this is the original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag.

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 "chrome bumper" 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 how nice this Corvette really is.

The previous owner stated the engine was recently rebuilt and at that time some performance parts were installed for some extra horsepower such as Dart Iron Eagle cylinder heads, roller rockers, and an aggressive cam. There are photos below with the valve covers off showing the valvetrain and roller rockers. This Corvette is well tuned and runs very strong with a lot of power and a great sound. The previous owner was smart enough have all of this work performed on the original engine to retain the matching numbers

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.

 

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 1Z37K2S517368 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 17,368th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date H28 "H" corresponds to March, and the "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 28, 1972.
Engine Code V0317 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 17, 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 517368 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 517368, 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 small block 1972 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date C 16 2 "C" is March, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 16, 1972. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Main Case Casting Number 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 3978764 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 P2C16A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "2" indicates the model year, 1972. The "C" is the third month of the year and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month. The "A" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio, 2.52:1 Wide Ratio. So this is a Muncie Wide Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on March 16, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping 517368 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 517368, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Bell Housing 3899621 The bell housing has a correct 3899621 casting number for a small block 1972 Corvette
Driver's Window TN The "T" is August and the "N" is 1971 so this window was made in August of 1971. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window NY The "N" is January and the "Y" is 1972 so this window was made in January of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Classic White exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fine gloss, smooth finish, and nice shine. The car basically looks in person as it does in the photos. The chrome and other bright work shows well overall. Both doors open and shut well. The wheels and center caps are in good condition with a great finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich tires have plenty of tread left. There are a few small imperfections around the car as well as some cracks. There is a paint blemish by the rear antenna with specific photo of the area below. The front fenders looks like they have had work performed in the past and there is some welding on the frame. The clam shell is present, but there is no spare or jack. We have included many photos of the underside of the car to show how nice it looks and specific photos of the sports most prone to such such as the "Key Hole" area on the frame.

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in fine condition. The seats look just as good in person just as they do in the photos with some light average wear for their age. The carpet is in great condition with no 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 dash is in great shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels look good. These Corvette interiors are not known to wear well over time and the nice condition of this mostly original interior is a testament to the care and attention this car has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition. According to the previous owner the engine was recently rebuilt and it runs absolutely awesome. It starts right away every time and idles well. The car is a great driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds. The mechanics and the way this Corvette runs and drives are some of its strongest points. 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 there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The car has very nice Hurst shifter that feels great. The transmission shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the shifter is tight. 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 very fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos. The power windows work. The blower motor for the heater works on all speeds but high. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works. The wipers themselves work with the override switch. The entire vacuum system operation of both the headlights and the wipers can be observed in the video. The horn does not work. This Stingray has Thrush Mufflers which give it a very healthy, aggressive, and loud exhaust tone. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with 4-Speed and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in wonderful driver condition. It runs awesome and drives great. 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, transmission date, 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/bF4OzE3KYyw .
 

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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