1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
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1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
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Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1972 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic condition. This car was judged at an NCRS chapter event and received a Second Flight award. Since judging the previous owner have gone over the car again and fixed most of the items that prevented this from receiving a Top Flight award. The car also won the NCRS 'Longest Distance Driven' award for being the Corvette that was actually driven the farthest distance to the event.
This Corvette looks absolutely amazing with a stunning Pewter Silver paintjob. The Pewter Silver (924) over Black Leather (404) color combination is highly desirable, very rare, 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 is particularly important due to the rarity of Pewter Silver. This color was only available for one year in 1972 and it was also the rarest color that year with the lowest production numbers. 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 first purchased this 1972 Stingray in 2016; we then sold it to a gentleman in Ohio later that year. He is a hardcore Corvette enthusiast with many Corvettes in his collection. Earlier this year we purchased the car back from that same gentleman. As stated above, during his time with the car he had it judged at an NCRS event where it received two awards. According to the previous owner, he spent over $10,000 on the car since judging to correct items that preventing the car from winning a Top Flight award. He recently replaced the full exhaust system, installed correct shocks, correct T-3 headlamps, a correct original radiator, (which he had recored), correct original radio and amp, and much more. I have personally driven the car about 15 miles since we bought it back and it was a pleasure to drive and completely reliable.
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.
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.
The Pewter Silver exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition. The Cooper Cobra tires have about 95% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. 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. There are couple spots on the frame that have been welded. 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 ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the windshield, both 'Astro Ventilation' door windows, and even the pop-out rear window, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car’s body build date of July 19, 1972 (L19). 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 very nice condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with a small amount of wear in the typical area on the driver’s bolster 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 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 fading or sun damage, there is a small crack on the left speaker grill. The door panels are in good 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 great condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.
This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above I have driven this car about 15 miles with no issues. 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 shifts smoothly throughout the power-band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The original valve covers, air cleaner, and upper ignition shielding are all still in place. This Stingray is unmolested and even the smog pump is still on the car and working.
The horn works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, interior lights, wipers, radio, and indicators. Even the key buzzer still work as one can hear in the video. The a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. 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. There is an occasional rattle on the right side from one of the lines, it is sporadic and did not happen on our test drive 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, this 1972 Corvette Stingray Coupe looks fantastic. The rare beautiful original color combination, the NCRS Second Flight award, the 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.