$24,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1972

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

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   83,125 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z67K2S506292
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 numbers matching 1972 4-Speed Corvette in excellent driver condition. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a wonderful driver that feels great on the road. This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning that the engine that is in the car now is the same one that was installed in the car new at the factory. The last six digits of the VIN, 516862, are 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.

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 "chrome bumper" C3 Corvettes from 1968-1972 is absolutely red hot right now. 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.

We purchased this Corvette from a gentleman in Ohio who had owned the car for over 20 years and put just under 10,000 miles on it during that time. He lovingly maintained and cared for this Stingray throughout his ownership; it was always stored indoors and only driven on nice days. He kept records of the work and maintenance he performed on the car. There are many receipts included withe sale totaling over $7,300 spent on the car.

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 1Z37K2S516862 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 16,862nd Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date H21 "H" corresponds to March, and the "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 21, 1972.
Engine Code V0315 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 15, 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 516862 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 516862, 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 1972 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date C 11 2 "C" is March, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 11, 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 C 13 2 "C" is March, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on March 13, 1972.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Number 3978487 The left cylinder head is correct with a 3978487 casting number.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Date C 13 2 "C" is March, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so this cylinder head was cast on March 13, 1972.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Number 3978487 The right cylinder head is correct with a 3978487 casting number.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Date C 13 2 "C" is March, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so this cylinder head was cast on March 13, 1972.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
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 P2C09A 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 "09" is the ninth 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 March 9, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping 516862 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 516862, 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.
Expansion Tank 3016340 The Harrison aluminum expansion tank has the correct 3016340 stamping for a 1972 Corvette
Expansion Tank Date 72C The "72" is the year it was produced and the "C" is the third month of the year so the expansion tank was made in March of 1972.
Drivers Window LY The "L" denotes March and the "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the driver's side window was made in March of 1972. This is correct as it predates the body build date.
Passenger Window LY The "L" denotes March and the "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the passenger side window was made in March of 1972. This is correct as it predates the body build date.
Rear Window AN The "A" denotes September and the "N" denotes 1971 meaning the rear window was made in September of 1971. 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 Sunflower Yellow exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fantastic gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. There is a receipt with the car for the paintjob, which was completed in 2004. The car has been used sparingly since then and still looks gorgeous. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels are in great shape with a nice finish. The tires appear to have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks good overall. There are a some very small bumps on the top of the right fender only visible at certain angles and a specific photo of the area below to show how unnoticeable it is. There are a few other small imperfections around the car that are 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 it is. This Corvette has no rust issues. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage." These are the 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 almost all of the glass on this Stingray, both of the the "Astro Ventilation" door glass and even the pop out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 21, 1972 (H21). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in terrific condition. The seats look just as good in person just as they do in the photos with no rips or split seams. The carpet is in excellent condition condition as well with no holes or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash is in great shape with no fading or sun damage. The door panels are in good condition overall; there are a couple blemishes in the typical area on the left side where the driver's elbow sits. The original radio does not work, but most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. There are a few very small cracks in the center console. There is a very slight hint of cigarette smell if the car has been sitting with the windows up for an extended period of time. The jack and handle are present and stored correctly behind the passenger seat, but there is no tire in the clam shell. Please note that the lap belts 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 interior is a testament to the 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 good mechanical condition. As stated above, there are over $7,300 in receipts with the car for work and maintenance performed by the previous owner. The engine starts right away every time 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 strange noises or vibrations, the brakes do not pull, and the car performs quite well overall. The gauge shows that it makes great oil pressure. 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. There are receipts with the car for complete brake work. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The exterior lights, indicators, and wipers all work. The blower motor for the heater works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works from both of their respective switches on the dash and override switches; their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. The wiper door always opens along with the headlights. The horn does not work. 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 wonderful driver condition. 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. 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. 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/ZDbkTchZjI0 .
 

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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