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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this
matching 1972 Corvette Coupe in fantastic driver condition and with
only 60,030 original miles. It is
loaded with options such as air conditioning, power steering, power
brakes, and tilt and telescopic steering column. This Corvette looks
absolutely amazing with a stunning Sunflower Yellow paintjob. The
Sunflower Yellow over Black Vinyl color combination is highly
desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette body
style. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by
the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching"
the last six
digits of the VIN 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.
There are over $5,000 in receipts from the previous owner
for work and maintenance completed on the car over the past
few years by a Corvette specialist shop. Also included with
the car are many photos showing the car when it was painted. 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 to 1972 is
absolutely red hot right now and on the rise.
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.
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.
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 5,174th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date
"C" corresponds to
October, and the "19" is the
nineteenth day of the
month meaning this Corvette's body build date is October 19, 1971.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "10" is the tenth month of year and the
"05" is the
fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
October 5, 1971. 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,
505174, 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 a correct 3790010 casting number a
small block 1971
Engine Block Casting Date
J 1 1
October, the first "1" is the first day of the month, and
the second"1" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
October 1, 1971.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
The band on the distributor has the correct 1112050 number
for a 1972 Corvette.
Distributor Date Code
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.
Intake manifold Casting Number
The intake has the correct 3973469 casting number, which is
actually a 1971 Corvettes casting number.
Intake Manifold Block Casting Date
A 25 1
"A" is January, "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month,
and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so this
intake was cast on January 25, 1971.
The carburetor is correct and original for a 1972 Corvette
is and automatic transmission and without California
emissions with a 7042202 stamping, which is right for this
car. 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,
"2," means it was intended for use with an automatic
transmission , which is correct for this car.
Carburetor Date Code
The "197" is the 197th day of the year and the "1" is the
last digit of the calendar year so this carb was made on
July 15, 1971.
Exhaust Manifold Left
The left exhaust manifold has a 3932461 casting number,
which is correct for a 1972 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold Right
The right exhaust manifold has a 3932461 casting number,
which is correct for a 1972 Corvette.
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
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 "272" is the
272nd day starting with January 1, 1971, which indicates the
transmission is dated September 28, 1971.
Transmission VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
505174, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this 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.
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 "U" is July and the "N" is 1971 so this
window is original, made in July 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.
exterior is in spectacular driver condition. As one can see in
the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and
smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and
center caps are in excellent condition with a great finish.
Please note that this car has the correct and original 4-clip
style beauty rings, not the cheap aftermarket replacements. The tires are
correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome and other
bright looks great with no pitting or cloudiness. There are a few
very tiny blemishes around car that were too small to show up in pictures,
but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away.
There are many photos below to show the condition of the
underside. There is evidence of some rust around the
windshield. There has been some welding done to the frame and
some suspension components over years, some of which is visible
in the photos.
Window Date Codes
note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both
"Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the pop-out
rear window, is date coded and original as each piece
predates the car's body build date of October 19, 1971
(C19). Original glass is a good indication that this car
has had no major accident history and never sustained
Black interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition
and looks almost brand new. The
seats look like they have never been used with no excessive wear, holes or split seams. The
seats are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets
in and out.
The carpet is in also in great condition condition with
no stains or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is
often neglected. The gauge faces are
clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The original radio works
and most importantly the dash
has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket
installation. The dash and console are in great shape with no cracks,
fading, or sun damage. The door panels also look like new with no splits and no cracking on the arm pad where the driver's
elbow would sit.
This Corvette seems to be in
decent mechanical condition. There over $5,000 in receipts for
work and maintenance from the previous owner. It
starts right away from cold 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 there
are no vibrations and the
car performs quite well overall. The car runs cool and does not
overheat. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other, but do
take a lot of pedal pressure. Also, the engine compartment is clean, detailed,
and correct as one can see in the photos. The upper ignition
shielding is still in place.
The blower motor for the heater and a/c works on all speeds.
All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock.
As with many older carbureted cars it is a bit cold blooded. The vacuum system
for the headlights and wipers work eventually, but they take a
bit of time to open. As stated above this car does have many
service records, however it still needs some work to be truly
dialed in and run perfectly. The car always starts when hot,
but the gas panel has to be pressed to the floor. The car also
has some leaks. The a/c does not work, but there the compressor
spins freely, there is a belt on it, and the a/c system is
complete. I would encourage any perspective buyer to look at the
car in person or have it inspected if possible to get the best
sense of how it runs.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette looks
fantastic. 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. 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.
For a ten 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.
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.
If the winning
bidder cannot complete the transaction for any reason there will
be a $350 fee payable through PayPal. By bidding on this car or
making an offer through eBay the buyer agrees to these terms and
to pay the $350 fee if he or she cannot or does not purchase the