1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT-1 Convertible
255 hp, 350 cu. in. overhead-valve small block LT-1 V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes with power assist.
Like all manufacturers during the late ’60s and early ’70s, Chevrolet faced increasing pressure from the insurance industry, government regulators, and safety advocates. Suddenly, bigger (in terms of motor) was not better. When the big block, 454-cubic inch V-8 became available, the 1970 model year also offered a new solid-lifter, 350-cubic inch small block LT-1 option for Corvette. With 370 horsepower, the LT-1 had numbers more commonly associated with big block motors but without the additional nose-heavy weight of the larger powerplant.
Compression ratios were reduced in 1971 to allow for the use of unleaded fuels, and horsepower was reduced to 330. Car & Driver quoted 0–60 mph in 6.0 seconds, completion of the quarter-mile in 14.57 seconds, and a top speed of 137 mph from the four-speed-equipped Corvette they tested. The LT-1 engine option made its final appearance in 1972. Horsepower was now quoted at 255 in SAE net terms, and engines were de-tuned to meet new Federal emission control standards, yet performance remained excellent. Sales totaled 27,004, with 20,496 coupes and only 6,508 convertibles. Chevrolet proudly proclaimed the Corvette “America’s only true production sports car.”
As ordered new, per original Corvette Order Copy
• LT-1 special high-performance engine
• Sunflower yellow
• Saddle Deluxe (leather) interior
• AM/FM radio
• Tilt steering column
• Power brakes
• Electric windows
• Tinted glass
• 4 speed close ratio transmission
• Positraction 4.11 axle
• Auxiliary hard top
1 of less than 400 LT-1 convertibles produced in 1972
This remarkable example finished in base clear Sunflower Yellow maintains all its original body panels with great fit and finish.
This stunning example has less than 110 miles since its Professional complete body off restoration.
Robust ownership and Documented vehicle history. Including Factory Tank Sheet and complete original Glove Box package (Manuals and Warranty).
This LT-1 convertible is ready to be shown and qualify to earn a Top-Flight Award at NCRS
judged meets and qualify to be Gold Certified at BLOOMINGTON.
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