What could be cooler than a drop-top Stingray with lots of options? This 1972 Chevrolet Corvette convertible gets everything right, from the strong-running small block V8 to the gorgeous color combination, and it's available right now for a very reasonable price.
Refinished three years ago, this Elkhart Green Corvette roadster is still the kind of car that makes people stop in their tracks when they see it. Distinctive, with a legendary reputation for performance, C3 ragtops still belong on the A-list. And with values steadily moving upwards, now is the time to invest in a clean, well-equipped example like this. It's easy to convince yourself it's the right choice, since the bodywork is excellent, with none of the usual issues older Corvettes seem to demonstrate, and a great shine that still looks awesome. 1972 was a very good year for the Stingray, with chrome bumpers fore and aft, and that neat ducktail spoiler molded into the rear fascia, and this one sports the added benefit of a chrome luggage rack on the rear deck, adding a bit of practicality to your 2-seater. Details are quite good, including correct badges, bright chrome, and nicely finished egg crate grills up front.
What else would you expect to find inside a green Corvette other than tan leather? Restored at the same time as the rest of the car, it remains in very good overall condition with only minor signs of use, but of course, who can resist the siren call of the Stingray? New door panels and carpets were installed as well, and show no UV damage or dryness, and even the dash pad remains unblemished. All the original gauges are functional, with bright, crisp markings and aftermarket A/C, a tilt/telescope steering column, and the original AM/FM stereo enhance the driving experience. A tan vinyl convertible top completes the package, offering a crystal clear rear window and with a little practice, you should be able to master folding it from the driver's seat at a red light. Open air fun is always seconds away in a Corvette!
The engine is a great-running 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. It shows quite well, considering it has been driven and enjoyed, and there's ample evidence that someone invested their time in keeping it wiped off and well-maintained. Upgrades include an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake manifold, long-tube headers, and a new radiator with electric fans. It starts quickly with a wonderful bark from the stainless mufflers, and details like the chrome air cleaner and finned valve covers let you know that this is more than just transportation, it's a Corvette. Underneath, it's extremely clean with no signs of rust or abuse, and with a light coat of satin black paint, it looks sanitary. Power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes were standard equipment in '72, making the Corvette easy to drive, and the quick-shifting transmission offers that great "point and shoot" driving style that will make you look forward to crowded highways. Four Rally wheels wear appropriately-sized 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
There aren't many better ways to enjoy summer than from behind the wheel of a Corvette, and few cars will pay you back like a beautifully finished roadster. Call today!