1972 Chevrolet Corvette

$27,900

Price
$27,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
55,868
Vin
1Z37K2S507451
Stock
900913
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $446 /year insurance
Price
$27,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
55,868
Vin
1Z37K2S507451
Stock
900913
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $446 /year insurance

#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, T-Tops, Copper/Saddle, Auto, PRICED TO SELL!!

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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. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing with a stunning Copperhead Orange paintjob. The copper over saddle color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette body style. This Corvette is totally solid with great lines. It is absolutely loaded with sought-after options such as power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering column, and an automatic transmission.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning that engine in the car now is correct and original unit that was installed in the car new at the factory. The last six digits of the VIN, 507451, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car.

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 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 very great period for Corvette and muscle cars as a whole.

Exterior

The Copperhead Orange exterior is in excellent 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. The 17 inch polished aluminum wheels look great on the car and are a real compliment to the beautiful color. The wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are a few very tiny imperfections and cracks around car that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this car is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Interior

The saddle interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look just as good in person as they do in the photos with no excessive wear, holes or split seams. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is in also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The radio works well and gets good reception. The dash and console are in great shape with no fading or sun damage. The door panels are in good condition overall. The original jack and jack handle are still with the car stored correctly in the storage compartment behind the passenger seat. 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.

Mechanical

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 throughout the power band. 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, interior lights, wipers, power windows, and indicators. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower works on all speeds but high. The wiper door works, but is a bit finicky and could probably be adjusted. This Corvette has a very healthy exhaust note as one can hear in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-Tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in fantastic driver condition. The beautiful color combination, the numbers matching engine, the stylish wheels, and excellent condition 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, and engine assembly date. The odometer shows 55,870 miles. We are not sure if that is actual mileage and so we are selling the car as nonactual. 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 buy this car now, enjoy it 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.

item
number
description

VIN
1Z37K2S507451
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 7,451st Corvette made for 1972.

Body Build Date
D16
"D" corresponds to November , and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is Novemeber 16th, 1971.

Engine Code
V1102
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on November 2nd, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CKX
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 200hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamping
507451
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 507451, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad 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
J 30 1
"J" is December, "30" is the thirtyth day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on December 30th, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Exhaust Manifold Left
3932461
The left exhaust manifold has the correct 3932461 casting number for a 1971 Corvette with a small block engine.

Exhaust Manifold Right
3932461
The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3932461 casting number for a 1971 Corvette with a small block engine.

Rear Differential
AW W 309 E 2
The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with Positraction. The "W" is the plant where the rear end was produced, Warren, MI. The "309" is the 309th day of the year. The "E" is the source for the Positraction, Eaton, and the "2" is the shift in which the rear end was made so this rear differential was made on November 5, 1971 during the second shift.

rpo code
description

19437
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

J50
Power Brakes

M40
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

N40
Power Steering

U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
Copper
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
55,868

Interior

Interior Color
Saddle
rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
U79 AM-FM Stereo Radio
item number description
VIN 1Z37K2S507451 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 7,451st Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date D16 "D" corresponds to November , and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is Novemeber 16th, 1971.
Engine Code V1102 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on November 2nd, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKX This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 200hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 507451 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 507451, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad 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 J 30 1 "J" is December, "30" is the thirtyth day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on December 30th, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold Left 3932461 The left exhaust manifold has the correct 3932461 casting number for a 1971 Corvette with a small block engine.
Exhaust Manifold Right 3932461 The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3932461 casting number for a 1971 Corvette with a small block engine.
Rear Differential AW W 309 E 2 The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with Positraction. The "W" is the plant where the rear end was produced, Warren, MI. The "309" is the 309th day of the year. The "E" is the source for the Positraction, Eaton, and the "2" is the shift in which the rear end was made so this rear differential was made on November 5, 1971 during the second shift.
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