For Sale: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

Attractive color combination on this very original, number's matching Corvette! Hails from California with prior owner of 31 years! The last year for chrome bumpers and loaded with options to include air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, removable T-Tops, and more!

Chevrolet was coming out of short production year for 1971 and found eager customers ready to make way for showrooms in 1972. It would mark the final year of the desired chrome bumpers front and rear, concealed wipers under a vacuum operated door, and the exit of traditional SAE Gross horsepower, but now SAE Net ratings determined after things like the air cleaner, transmission, and rear axle loads are factored in. Horsepower was identical to 1971, although printed output was significantly lower.

This third generation 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray Coupe is finished in factory 987- Ontario Orange over factory Black interior and is an exceptional representation of what is quickly becoming one of the most rapidly appreciating segments in the Corvette collector car market. Featuring desirable options that include number matching 350ci-4bbl V8 engine, TH400 automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, power Soft-Ray Astro-ventilation windows, original Deluxe wheel covers, raised white letter tires, chrome luggage rack, dual outside mirrors, Corvette embroidered carpeted floor mats & original rubber mats, 3.08 posi-traction rear axle ratio, Delco AM/FM radio, and chrome valve covers & air cleaner lid.

The major component numbers are below:
Engine cast number: 3970010
Engine cast date: K 6 1 (November 6th, 1971)
Engine VIN stamp: 12S510093 (Early production number)
Engine date stamp: V1109CDJ (November 9th, 1971 production 350/TH400 Auto with California emissions)
Rochester Carburetor- 7042902/ 0692 (1972 Chevrolet carb produced on the 69th day of 1972)
Transmission VIN stamp: 12S510093
Transmission code: 72-CK-6347
Rear end code: AWW 313E 2 (3.08:1 Eaton Posi-Traction)

This November 1971 production Coupe is a well optioned and superbly drivable car! Having limited ownership from new, this Corvette sold new from California where it remained until March 1994! The owner at that time from Agoura Hills, CA had purchased it in July 1990 and later moved to Maryland. It has always been annually maintained and enjoyed regularly. The cooling system received a new radiator, shroud, fan & clutch, hoses & clamps, and transmission cooler lines in late 2004 by Tony's Corvette Shop in Gaithersburg, MD. And the transmission was overhauled by Trans Tech in May 2008. It retained a no-hit, factory body that was showcasing an older paint finish and a tired vinyl interior, so a comprehensive frame-up restoration was commenced in 2010 in professional fashion!

The exterior repaint would be handled by Top Gun Collision Repair in Frederick, MD beginning with all glass and brightwork removed for a proper strip and reseal of the fiberglass. The gorgeous, code-correct Ontario Orange base coat/clear coat finish applied possesses a perfect amount of metallic to glimmer under the sun! All new date-coded Soft-Ray tinted window glass was provided by OEM Glass Inc to ensure clear visibility. A new Deluxe interior kit with leather seat upholstery was ordered through Al Knoch Interiors along with interior carpet to be installed inside. All exterior chrome, including the luggage rack, were replated by Librandi's Plating from Middleton, PA. The car was reassembled with new hardware, fresh weather stripping, interior switches, door sill plates, exterior marker lenses, emblems, wheel center caps, and much more! The cosmetic restoration was completed in August 2013 with results that remain quite stunning to this day!

Service of the mechanicals continued with fresh brake components in 2013, followed by a new gas tank, sending unit, new water pump, rebuilt original carburetor, and new GM starter & alternator in 2014/2015. More recently, a high dollar teakwood steering wheel was added 2017, while all suspension bushings, both front & rear, were replaced in 2018 along with a 4-wheel alignment. This included a new steering box, control valve, and idler arm. Under the hood a new Frigidaire compressor and Pertronix ignition were installed along with a fresh Interstate battery in 2021. All maintenance records dating back to 1990 will be included with the sale along with multiple sets of keys, owner's manual, T-top storage bags, storage cover, and unused Delco front license plate bracket.

It is ready for the next owner to enjoy and show! It comes very nicely detailed throughout and retains all original storage compartment stickers, factory tire changing equipment including spare tire, as well as its original factory-issue all number's matching drivetrain. Sold mileage exempt as true mileage is unknown. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the car or to discuss worldwide shipping options.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1557735
  • Price:$38,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Ontario Orange
  • Interior Color:Black Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:43279
  • Stock Number:C3764
  • VIN:1Z37K2S510093

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St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114
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