For Sale: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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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 1972 LT1 Corvette Stingray Convertible in fantastic condition with both the soft-top and auxiliary hardtop and only 37,740 original miles. This Corvette looks stunning, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the rare and beautiful color combination of Steel Cities Grey (988) over Black Leather (404). This stunning 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.

We have this LT1 Stingray convertible absolutely priced to sell. It is one the least expensive if not the cheapest LT1 convertibles on the market at the moment. Beside the LT1 engine this Corvette is loaded with highly prized options such as the M21 close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission, factory "custom" interior trim with leather seats and woodgrain accents, power brake, power steering, tilt/telescopic steering column, and the auxiliary hardtop.

This car is verified as an authentic and original LT1. The car is confirmed as 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. The transmission is original and numbers matching. The last six digits of the VIN, 513731, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and the transmission is original. While the engine pad is blank, the engine block has a 3970010 casting number, which is the correct casting number correct for a 1972 LT1 Corvette. Additionally, the engine has an L 8 1 casting date, which is December 8, 1971. That is only two months prior to the car's build date, which would put that right in the correct range for an engine casting date. It appears as if there are some machining marks on the engine pad, which would indicate that the block has been decked and the numbers were ground off. With the correct casting date and the fact that the engine pad is black and appears to have been machined, it is totally plausible that this is the correct and original engine that was installed in the car new in 1972. The also has many other correct components such as the Winters aluminum intake manifold and exhaust manifolds; even detailed items such as the alternator and most of the glass.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable 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, especially with the low miles and having both tops. 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. The very low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, that 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 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 Steel Cities Grey (988) exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss and deep shine. The original factory bonding strips still appear to be present on all four fenders, which is an excellent sign of no accident history. 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 about 90% tread left. The chrome looks great as one can see in the photos. The soft top is in good condition with no rips, holes, or frayed edges. The rear window is not foggy or yellowed. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are a few tiny imperfections and small bumps in the paint 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 LT1 is very clean underneath and has absolutely 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the hardtop window, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of February 11, 1972 (G11). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black (404) interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The seats are in excellent shape with no holes, split seams, or excessive wear. There is just a very small amount of wear in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, 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. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly in the storage compartment behind the passenger seat. The spare is still with the car. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. 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 very low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. We have driven this LT1 about 25 miles since we purchased it. The engine runs well and idles smooth. The car drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1636300
  • Price: $44,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Steel Cities Grey (988)
  • Interior Color:Black (404)
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:37740
  • Stock Number:901038
  • VIN:1Z67L2S513731
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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