For Sale: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


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 1972 Big Block Corvette Stingray Convertible in absolutely fantastic condition and with the original high performance 454ci LS5 engine and only 89,125 original miles. The car is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Steel Cities Grey (988) over Black (400). This elegant color combination is highly desirable, rare, 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. The car also comes with two tops, both the soft-top and a vinyl covered hardtop, which are both pictured in this ad.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes, this Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1971. The last six digits of the VIN, 507044, 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 Stingray is verified as an original big block LS5 in a number of ways. First, on the engine pad is stamped "CSS." This suffix code denotes an LS5 with an automatic transmission. The car is also confirmed as an original and authentic LS5 big block by the fifth digit of the VIN. Only the LS5 Corvettes with have a "W" in this spot like this car does, a base motor 1972 Corvette 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 big block Corvette Stingray convertible at an unbeatable value. The big block and convertible body style draw a great premium over the standard small block and coupe body styles. 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. The low mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title which shows the mileage as "Actual." 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 Steel Cities Grey (988) exterior is in excellent driver 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 raised white letter tires are virtually brand new with less than 20 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome looks nice overall as one can see in the photos. The soft top is in good condition with no rips or holes and the rear window is not yellowed. The auxiliary vinyl hardtop is also in great condition. 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. This Stingray has no rust issues. 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 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and the windshield, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of November 10, 1971 (D10). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Black (400) 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 excellent condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in nice shape overall. The dash and console are in good shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind in the compartment behind the passenger seat. The spare is also 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, 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 and another great verification of the low original mileage.


This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching 454ci LS5 engine starts right away, runs well, and idles smooth. This Stingray 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 transmission shifts well throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, horn, and wipers. Even very detailed items work such as the "Head Lamp" light on the dash to show that the headlights have risen work properly. 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. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds but high. The air conditioning does not blow cold so it may need a shot of freon. The car does run well, but like many other carbureted cars it is cold blooded and could probably benefit from some tuning at the upper rpm range and over...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1634238
  • Price: $49,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Steel Cities Grey (988)
  • Interior Color:Black Vinyl (400)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:89125
  • Stock Number:901035
  • VIN:1Z67W2S507044
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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