For Sale: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1972 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

The year was 1971 and the EPA was running amuck slapping emission control devices on cars and forcing automakers to drop horsepower ratings to increase mpg. This strangulation saw the base-level Corvette drop to 200 horsepower and its highest output dropped from 460 ponies to 270, and the squeeze was on. The 1972 switch to SAE net horsepower, (at the rear wheels), officially locked the Corvette into one of its darkest eras. Much like the extinction of the dinosaurs, the muscle car was slowly and methodically eliminated. We can only assume that the Corvette survived this mass extinction based on its name alone.

For consignment and owned by our consignor for the past 23 years, a NCRS Top Flight award winning 96.1 point '72 Vette in near perfect condition. Taking form as a numbers matching engine car, matching original paint respray, shiny clean chrome, a non original window sticker, and tons of mechanical work to make it a reliable driver. Our consignor is includingan original gas cap, seat shims, and engine bracket for further NCRS judging. I smell another driver and show quality collectible coming over the hill straight into your garage and to this writer, this is a definite highlight year as to looks, despite the EPA's efforts to thwart power.

A repaint in 2006 of the correct War Bonnet Yellow adorns the exterior and presents in near perfect condition with a few inclusions but nothing detrimental. Badging is correct, and chrome appears in near perfect condition as well. In lieu of side pipes, we note stainless rocker covers which add some brightness to the bottom of this car. The egg crate covering on the air intake on the front fender has a Stingray badge above it and is shining brightly. Hidden headlights and more air intake venting are on the sides of the curvaceous front fenders. A vertical rear glass is supported by long flowing flying buttress roof pillars that melt into the flat deck lid on the back. Wonderful shiny rear bumpers, split in their mind section frame rectangular exhaust tips peeking out from below. Removable roof panels allow for extra air and sky viewing when removed and seals for these as well as the chromed T top are all excellent condition. Standard Chevrolet rally wheels, and deep-dish rings are wrapped by almost new Goodyear F70-15 rubber on all 4 corners.

A swing of the door, and we are greeted with loads of saddle stitched vinyl which mixes with a peppering of chrome trimmings all in well preserved condition. Stylized stitched leather seating, recovered in 2002, shows no folding, tears, and just light age wear, covers the high back thin buckets. A center console races towards the dash and has a textured black panel surrounding the shift lever and climate control wheels. As we climb up towards the center of the dash there is the original radio which is an AM/FM and 5 round gauges inset to monitor all the vitals. In front of the pilot, nice deep set round gauges in front of an original steering wheel showing slight wear which keep you within the law if you choose to look down. Note, while we are still in the era of crank windows, this particular car is equipped with power windows for some extra convenience. The passenger side has no glove box, just leather pouches to store maps etc. Clean, pristine, and new in 2002 gold carpet covers the floors. In back, a fully carpeted rear storage area can hold the roof panels or your gear for those road trips.

Sitting within the engine bay is a nicely preserved and well cared for numbers matching 350ci V8 mill that our consignor states has been treated to a new oil pump and rear main seal, timing chain and seal, new valve seals, and a rebuilt distributor. Topping this orange/red painted mill is a chrome and black dual snorkel air cleaner assembly and underneath is the correct 4-barrel Quadrajet carburetor. A new radiator was installed along with a new heater core. The transmission, while not original to the car, was rebuilt prior to our consignors ownership, and is of the TH400 3-speed automatic variety. This throws power rearward to a 3.08 geared Positraction ratio rear axle. Overall a stunner and a gunner under the hood.

Sturdy, structurally sound, and with hardly a spec of surface rust, are definite words we can use to describe this nicely cared for environment. Looking around we can note 4-wheel C3 Corvette suspension which is independent coil sprung in the front and a fully independent suspension in the rear with a frame anchored differential and transverse leaf spring. 4-wheel power disc brakes are on with new calipers withstainless sleeves. Dual exhaust with stock style mufflers takes spent exhaust gasses to the rear of the car and creates a beautiful tune.

Slipping into this nicely appointed and sculpted fiberglass work of art, it fired right up and off to the test track we went. Here it had smooth endless acceleration, bias free panic stopping, and great handling thanks to that C3 suspension. All functions are working save for the clock, the headlights rolling up very slowly and the wiper cowl only moves a little bit, not allowing the wipers to cycle.

A numbers matching engine car with its NCRS Top Flight award, multiplebest in show wins at the Maple Grove Super Chevy show, and all in very nice condition. Though Chevrolet may have been struggling with the power/emissions battle, our consignor made the right choice to not upgrade this 'Vette into something it wasn't born as. This C3 version was a beautiful design with just the right mixture of chrome, and badging, and bathed in its original and beautiful War Bonnet Yellow, all adding up to a great design and look. A nicely presenting example of Corvette history, loved and well cared for and ready to be driven, shown, and enjoyed.


K-350ci V8 4bbl 200hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
505364-Sequential Unit Number


C20-October 20th Build
TRIM 421-Saddle Leather
PAINT 989-War Bonnet Yellow

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1700541
  • Price: $40,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:War Bonnet Yellow
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:83165
  • Stock Number:5006
  • VIN:1Z37K2S505364
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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