$22,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
J50 Power Brakes
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt And Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
912 Sunflower Yellow
interior color code
400 Black Vinyl

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed Manual
Odometer:   20,999 (Exceeds Limits)
Engine:   350 ci (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37K2S515094
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.  I 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 exceptionally proud to offer this beautiful, completely numbers matching, 1972 Corvette in immaculate condition. The car basically needs nothing and everything on the car works as it should. It looks greats, runs great, and is an awesome driver that is ready to be used and enjoyed. This Corvette just two weeks ago completed a six hour road trip over 300 miles. Throughout the trip the car was an absolute pleasure to drive and performed flawlessly with no issues at all. This Corvette is priced to sell, always turns heads, and gets a TON of attention going down the road. The market on these chrome bumper Corvettes is red hot right now. This particular Stingray has been given a "frame on" restoration and looks stunning. It was recently treated to a professional paintjob in the correct color. The car is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Sunflower Yellow over Black Vinyl. This very rare and desirable color combination is correct and original, verified by the trim tag pictured below. Sunflower Yellow is the second most rare color in 1972 with only 1,543 units produced.

Not only does the car look magnificent, it is completely sorted mechanically and runs/drives great. The engine was rebuilt at 99k miles, the transmission was rebuilt at 108k miles, the clutch was replaced at 108k miles, the exhaust was replaced at 99k miles, the front and rear brakes were redone at 105k miles, as well as other mechanical items such as new suspension bushings, adjustable rear camber arms, and carb rebuild. The car also comes with dozen of receipts totaling over $10,100, pictured below, some dating back to 1980 for much of the work performed, including the engine and transmission rebuild. Also included with the car and pictured below is the original order copy from when the car was purchased new. I would not hesitate to hop in this car and take another road trip right now. This Corvette is owned free and clear with no liens by Seven Hills Motorcars, the title is NOT branded as salvage or rebuilt. Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, video, and information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean 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 cars 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 1Z37K2S515094 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 15,094th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date G29 "G" corresponds to February, and the 29 is the twenty-ninth day of the month meaning this Corvette body build date is Leap Day February 29, 1972.
Engine Code V0223 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 23, 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 515094 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 515094, 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 B 19 2 "B" is February, "19" is the nineteenth day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 19, 1972.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Main Case Casting # 3925661 The transmission main case has a correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting # 3978764 The transmission tail housing has a correct 3978764 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The transmission side cover has a correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P 2 B 18 A 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 "18" is the eighteenth day of the month. The "A" indicates an M20 wide gear ratio. So the transmission was assembled on February 18, 1972.
Bell Housing 3899621 The bell housing has a 3899621 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 6263751 The intake has the correct 6263751 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 18 2 "B" is February, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on February 18, 1972.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1112050 The distributor is original and correct with a 1112050 stamping on the band.
Distributor Date Code 2 A 26 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 as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Expansion Tank 3016343 The expansion tank is original and correct with a 3016343 stamping.
Expansion Tank Date Code 71M The "71" is 1971 and the "M" indicates December so the expansion tank was made in December of 197
Driver's Window LN The "L" is March and "N" is 1971 so this window is original, made in March of 1971.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window NY The "N" is January and "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in January of 1972.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window YN The "Y" is October and "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.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Sunflower Yellow exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The chrome bumpers and other bight work on the car show well overall. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are a couple small cracks in the paint around the headlight visible in the photos and some very faint imperfections around the car too small to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette is totally solid. There is no rust around the "key hole" area of the frame in front of the rear tires and no evidence of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage," the most common areas for rust on C3 Corvettes. The tires have about 90% tread left.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the "Astro Ventilation" door glass and even the removable rear glass are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of February 29, 1972 (G29). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

The Stingray looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Interior

The black interior of the Corvette looks absolutely superb. The seats look virtually brand new with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. Please note that these are not some cheap aftermarket replacement covers. The correct vinyl seats, which this car has, are actually much more expensive then the "leather like" alternatives sold by many Corvette parts suppliers. So the previous owner of this car spent the extra money to purchase the correct, higher quality restoration parts. The carpet is also in like new condition with no tears, holes, or stains. This included the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console are in nice condition with no fading or sun damage. The radio is correct, original, and actually gets great reception. The door panels are in good condition with no cracks on the arm pads, which is a very common problem on this era Corvette. The T-top headliners are not warped or sagging. The jack and jack handle are present and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat, which is pictured below showing the original decals on the compartment lid. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life. Even very detailed items that are almost always broken or shabby are not on this car; details such as the finger pulls for the rear storage compartment and the fit of the center gauge cluster with the shifter console and down to the parking brake console. Please also note that both shoulder belts operate and retract correctly, which can be viewed in the video below. This is another detail many buyers do not think to inspect, but is a very common problem on early C3's.

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


Mechanical

This car is in terrific mechanical condition, everything on the car works, and it does not need anything that we are aware of. The mechanicals and the way this car feels out on the road are some of its strongest points. As stated above, this car just completed a 6 hour road trip with absolutely no issues. The car ran cool and smooth the entire time. As one would expect with the rebuilt engine and carb the car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. Please observe in the video how it high idles correctly and then kicks down correctly after a short warm up. The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway speeds. There are no strange noises or vibrations. The transmission shifts great and the shifter feels very precise with no play; it does not pop out of gear. The clutch has been serviced and feels good. The brakes have been serviced and are responsive; they do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. Please note that the car has the correct style hose clamps, correct GM script on the heater hoses, and correct colored stripping on the vacuum lines and hoses.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), and wipers. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly with no effort or binding from both their respective switches on the dash and override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The dash lights work as one can see in the video. This Stingray is very well sorted mechanically and has been very well maintained over the years as one can see with the extensive service records and receipts. 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.

This Corvette runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall
Condition

Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in spectacular driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see above this car is quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN and date stamps on both the engine block and transmission main case. 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, matching numbers, extensive service history, and beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. There is no way someone could restore a 1972 Corvette to this level of quality for anywhere near our asking price. 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. 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 email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, test drive, and cruising on the highway please visit: 
http://youtu.be/AfMleGVsy7s .
 

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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