1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1

$64,900

Price
$64,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
98,986
Vin
1Z67L2S500553
Stock
900939
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. $891 /year insurance
Price
$64,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
98,986
Vin
1Z67L2S500553
Stock
900939
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. $891 /year insurance

#'s Match, LT1 Convertible, STUNNING CONDITION Red/Black, 2 Time NCRS Top Flight

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

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful completely numbers matching NCRS Top Flight 1972 Corvette Stingray Convertible in fantastic condition and with the original high performance LT1 engine. This car has actually received two NCRS Top Flight awards, which is one of the most prestigious honors for any Corvette. Both NCRS Top Flight certificates and the judging sheets for both awards are also included. The car is finished in the beautiful and iconic color combination of Mille Miglia Red (973) over Black Vinyl (400). This beautiful color combination is one of the most highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette shark body style. This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes on the major components. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are few that are so correct and original. Items like the Holly carburetor, distributor, alternator, intake manifold, the exhaust manifolds, and even the side windows area all correct. The last six digits of the VIN, 500553, are 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.

This car is verified as an original LT1 in a number of ways. First, on the engine pad is stamped “CKY.” This suffix code denotes an LT1 with a manual transmission. The car is also confirmed as an original and authentic LT1 by the fifth digit of the VIN. In 1972 only the LT1 Corvettes with have an “L” in this spot like this car does, a base motor Corvettes will always have an “K” in the fifth digit of the VIN.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable NCRS Top Flight LT1 Corvette Stingray convertible at an unbeatable value. The LT1 engine and convertible body style draw a huge premium over the standard small block and coupe body styles. The LT1 is even more rare, collectable, and more valuable than a big block Corvette. 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 LT1 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.

Exterior

The Mille Miglia Red exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. The rally wheels and center caps are in fantastic condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. Please note that this car still has the original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The BF Goodrich raised white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome looks great as one can see in the photos. The soft top is in terrific condition with no rips, holes, or frayed edges. The rear window is perfectly clear and not scratched, foggy, or yellowed. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are a few tiny imperfections around car that were too faint 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. 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” 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.

Interior

The Black Vinyl interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no rips or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The original radio is still in the car and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The door panels are in nice shape overall. The dash and console are in excellent shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. 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, especially for a convertible, 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 great mechanical condition. The original numbers matching LT1 engine runs well and idles smooth. The car 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 and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes do not pull to one side or the other. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. Even smog pump and upper and lower ignition shielding are still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, and wipers all work. All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. Both fresh air vents for the passenger compartment work. The “Door Ajar” light works and even the “Head Lamps” light on the dash works. The “Head Lamps” light goes on properly when the headlights are first turned on and goes off as it should when the headlight rise up. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly. Please note that the vacuum system works properly from both the respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video.. The original radio does not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the power from the LT1 engine and the top down on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1972 LT1 Corvette Stingray Convertible looks fantastic and is in excellent driver condition. The high performance engine, the two NCRS Tops Flight awards, the beautiful color combination, 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, especially for a rare and particularly desirable models like this LT1, 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 VIN stamp, and transmission date code. 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 LT1 and convertible Stingray models always draw a great premium over their standard counterparts. 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.

item
number
description

VIN
1Z67L2S500553
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "67" is the body style, Convertible. The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for a LT1 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 553rd Corvette made for 1972.

Body Build Date
A19
"A" corresponds to August, and the "19" is the ninteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is August 19th, 1971.

Engine Code
V0809
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "09" is the ninth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on August 9th, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CKY
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 255hp LT1 Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamping
500553
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 500553, 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
H 2 1
"H" is August, "2" is the second day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 2nd, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Intake Casting Number
3959594
The aluminum intake manifold has the correct 3959594 casting number for a 1972 LT1 Corvette.

Distributor
1112101
The distributor is correct and original for a 72 LT1 vette with a 1112101 stamping.

Distibutor Date Code
1 E 2
"1" is the last digit of the calendar year, "E" denotes the month May, and "2" is the second day of the month, meaning this distributor was made on May 2nd, of 1971

Alternator
1100950
This Alternator is correct for a 330hp LT1 corvette with a 1100950 stamping.

Alternator Date Code
1 E 26
"1" is the last digit of the calendar year, "E" is May, and "26" is the twenty sixth day of the month meaning this alternator was built on May 26th, 1971.

Carburetor
3999263 GA
The Carburetor has the correct 398021 stamping for an LT1 Corvette.

Carburetor List Number
6239
The Carb has the correct 6239 List Number for an LT1 Corvette

Carburetor Date Code
181
"1" stands for the last digit of the calendar year, "8" is the eighth month of the year, and "1" stand for the week of the month, meaning this carburetor was made in the first week of August, in 1971.

Exhaust Manifold Left
3934261
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.

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
3952649
The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952649 casting number.

Transmission Date Code
P2M09A
The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "2" indicates the model year, 1972. The "M" is the eighth month of the year, the "09" is the ninth 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 August 9th, 1971.

Transmission VIN stamping
500553
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 500553, are stamped on the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.

Clutch Housing
3899621
The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 casting number.

Rear Differential
AWW174E1
"AW" is the gear ratio, "W" is the plant, Warren, MI,"174" is the day of the year, "E" denotes positraction, and "1" denotes the first shift. Meaning this rear axle was made during the first shift of June 23rd, 1971.

Driver's Window
NN
The "U" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window
YV
The "U" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

exterior color code

973
Mille Miglia Red

interior color code

400
Black Vinyl

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

19467
Corvette Convertible

LT1
350ci, 330hp Engine

M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

N40
Power Steering

U69
AM-FM Radio

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
Mille Miglia Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette LT1
Miles
98,986

Interior

Interior Color
Black
exterior color code
973 Mille Miglia Red
interior color code
400 Black Vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
LT1 350ci, 330hp Engine
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio
item number description
VIN 1Z67L2S500553 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "67" is the body style, Convertible. The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for a LT1 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 553rd Corvette made for 1972.
Body Build Date A19 "A" corresponds to August, and the "19" is the ninteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is August 19th, 1971.
Engine Code V0809 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "09" is the ninth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on August 9th, 1971.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKY This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 255hp LT1 Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 500553 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 500553, 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 H 2 1 "H" is August, "2" is the second day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 2nd, 1971. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Casting Number 3959594 The aluminum intake manifold has the correct 3959594 casting number for a 1972 LT1 Corvette.
Distributor 1112101 The distributor is correct and original for a 72 LT1 vette with a 1112101 stamping.
Distibutor Date Code 1 E 2 "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, "E" denotes the month May, and "2" is the second day of the month, meaning this distributor was made on May 2nd, of 1971
Alternator 1100950 This Alternator is correct for a 330hp LT1 corvette with a 1100950 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 1 E 26 "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, "E" is May, and "26" is the twenty sixth day of the month meaning this alternator was built on May 26th, 1971.
Carburetor 3999263 GA The Carburetor has the correct 398021 stamping for an LT1 Corvette.
Carburetor List Number 6239 The Carb has the correct 6239 List Number for an LT1 Corvette
Carburetor Date Code 181 "1" stands for the last digit of the calendar year, "8" is the eighth month of the year, and "1" stand for the week of the month, meaning this carburetor was made in the first week of August, in 1971.
Exhaust Manifold Left 3934261 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.
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 3952649 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952649 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P2M09A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "2" indicates the model year, 1972. The "M" is the eighth month of the year, the "09" is the ninth 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 August 9th, 1971.
Transmission VIN stamping 500553 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 500553, are stamped on the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Clutch Housing 3899621 The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 casting number.
Rear Differential AWW174E1 "AW" is the gear ratio, "W" is the plant, Warren, MI,"174" is the day of the year, "E" denotes positraction, and "1" denotes the first shift. Meaning this rear axle was made during the first shift of June 23rd, 1971.
Driver's Window NN The "U" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window YV The "U" is July and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in July of 1970. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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