This 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hits all the high notes: a
rumbling big block 454 with reliable upgrades, factory-correct
attention grabbing paint, and a very attractive price tag.
The code-987 Ontario Orange gives this C3 coupe the same bold first impression you get with a classic red Corvette, but the color also gives it instant distinction in a crowd. This is especially true thanks to a professional respray that gives its factory-correct color an updated more modern shine. You can tell the level of care that has gone into this coupe just by the way the panels have the kind of alignment that will make you proud to drive it around town. Plus, the 454 badging on the hood's power bulge hints to the performance that's available under your right foot if you choose to unleash it. This was the final year for the bright chrome bumpers attached to the egg crate grille, so those of you who like good 'ol American brightwork know the significance of this coupe. And of course, when it comes to high power C3s, we always love the bold shine of the Rally wheel package.
Inside, the correct saddle tan leather interior looks great against the orange paint for a factory-correct and true '70s style machine. Corvettes have always been a great personal sports car in providing performance features with plenty of creature comforts to make it a great long-distance cruiser for two. This one even has provisions for air conditioning. As the driver you get a three-spoke steering wheel. Just ahead of that is the large dual pod gauges, including the tach. Just to the side are a full set of auxiliary readouts for a true sports car experience. This is a T-top coupe with the final year for the removable rear window. So you can really let the wind run through the cabin.
Lift the hood and see that this orange 'Vette has its engine bay filled with a big orange V8. The 454 cubic-inch motor fires up readily, like a big dog ready to go for his morning run. The V8 inhales deeply though a four-barrel carburetor, and it gives a fantastic sound out of the recently added Xlerator mufflers on the dual exhaust. The stout TH400 three-speed automatic does a fantastic job of deciding at a moment's notice if you want a confident cruiser or a powerful muscle machine. Plus, it's easy to keep all this power corralled with great driving features such as the power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and Firestone Firehawk rubber at each corner.
This Stingray has the right look, price, and factory-correct features to keep an enthusiast like you happy, and it even comes with the owner's manual. It's a true classic C3 that's within your reach, but it's affordable for plenty of others, too, so hurry up and call today!
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