Engine Size
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style

#'s Match, Sunflower Yellow over Black Vinyl, 4-Speed, Excellent Condition


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1972 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic driver condition and a Muncie 4-Speed manual transmission. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing with a stunning Sunflower Yellow paintjob. The Sunflower Yellow (912) over Black Vinyl (400) 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" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, 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.

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.

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.


The Sunflower Yellow 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 chrome and other bright looks great with and a brilliant finish and no pitting or cloudiness. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The Goodyear Eagle GTII tires with plenty of tread left. 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. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this car is very clean underneath and has NO RUST ISSUES at all. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evident of corrosion around the windshield or “birdcage” area, which is the most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the pop-out rear window, are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of April 3, 1972 (I03). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Black interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. 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 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 are in great condition overall. The spare is still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

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


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on 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 or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shift well, the shifter is tight, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, interior lights, wipers, and indicators. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The horn relay clicks, but the horn does not blow. This Corvette has a very healthy exhaust note with the Flowmaster exhaust. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed transmission, and the T-Tops out on a beautiful day.

This Stingray runs and drives as well as it looks.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1972 Corvette looks fantastic. The beautiful original color combination, excellent condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this Stingray especially important and very hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. There are photos 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.


Engine Size


Body Color
Sunflower Yellow
Body Style




Interior Color


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






rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio


item number description
VIN 1Z37K2S517789 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 17,789th Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date I03 "I" corresponds to April, and the "03" is the tthird day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is April 3, 1972.
Engine Code V0320 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "20" is the twentieth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 20, 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 517789 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 517789, 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 the "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.
Carburetor 7042210 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, "1," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "2," means it was intended for use with an automatic transmission. This carburetor number does not show up in any Corvette referance books.
Carburetor Date Code 1052 The "105" is the 105th day of the year and the "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so this carb was made on April 14, 1972.
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 P2C23A 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, the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month, and the "A" is the gear ratio. So this is a Muncie wide ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on March 23, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping 517789 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 517789, 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 the correct 3899621 casting number.
Rear Differential LR W 062 E 1 The "LR" indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The "062" is the 62nd day of the year. The "E" is the source of the positraction, Eaton, and the "1" is the shift so the rear differential was made on March 2, 1972 in Warren, MI during the first shift.
Driver's Window LY The "L" is March and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in March of 1972. 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 is original, made in January of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window NY The "N" is January and the "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.


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