1972 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1972 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
First and second-generation Corvettes were one of the first true collectible cars of the modern era, and collecting Corvettes remains a global phenomenon. More than just another two-seat sports car, the Vette is an American icon. There's a good reason it's often referred to as America's sports car, and every enthusiast should have at least a basic knowledge of its eight generations.
For consignment an excellent condition '72 Vette. Taking form as a numbers matching, matching original paint respray, and shiny clean chrome. I smell another collectible coming over the hill straight into your garage.
Crossed flags lead the way in front on top of the Sunflower Yellow painted fiberglass hood and body. Buddying up to its shark-like front end with a chrome bumper at the V point, egg crate grille below, and hidden headlights which melt into a small bump up hood, this car's sculptural qualities are off the charts. Air intake egg crate on the front quarters with Stingray scripted chrome backing above and a curvaceous stainless rocker trim panel this car is a work of art. The flat rear window is installed and is supported on either side by flying buttresses. Bringing up the rear are the iconic 'Vette round taillights into the flat vertical panel and dual rectangular exhaust tips below the squared off eyebrow chrome bumpers. Noted is the non-leaking T top that has removable panels. Groovy
Saddle brown leather in nicely aged condition covers thin sculpted high back buckets. The center console has the parking brake, shifter and moving forward is an appliqué wood panel which houses the gearshift and temp control wheels. Above is a cluster of round gauges that will make you feel like a 747 pilot, and an aftermarket Sony AM/FM/CD player with Bluetooth phone hookup capabilities. A classic wood steering wheel fronts a deep dual gauge instrument cluster. Door panels show nicely in the saddle brown molded plastic, wood appliqué panels and carpeting below that matched the carpeting on the floors (gold). In the back is more carpeting and offers up ample storage for the tops and your stuff.
A 350ci numbers matching V8 is nestled into a clean engine bay. On top, a single 4-barrel carburetor and a numbers matching Muncie M20, housing M22 internals for strength, 4-speed is attached to the rear of the mill. 3.08 gears are reserved for this car's rear axle. All numbers matching, and all very nicely presenting…applause please for the powertrain.
Straight out of 1972, this car is structurally sound, with very limited areas of surface rust, clean floor pans, and just plain goodness underneath. Dual exhaust is on and ends in stock style mufflers. Racy C3 suspension on front and rear, and 4-wheel disc brakes are all around. A shout out to the under of the engine emblazoned with correct Chevrolet Orange/Red…nice! We do note that the lower section of the radiator support is suffering the effects of the invasive tin worm and should be replaced.
A turn of the key and we are in auditory heaven and I can feel it in the seat of my pants in the form of a vibration. Smooth shifter with a good clutch, rail like handling, and lots-o-power from the 350 cubes throwing it back to the Muncie. Ergonomics are awesome and I felt totally at home in this 'Vette, in fact so much so, I may take it to my home, unless you beat me to it. While I'm at it I will mention there was a clunk sound from the rear of this car when I got on and off the accelerator (U joint? Differential Bushing?).
All in all, a good performer, quick starter, and good runner. Nice paint, and wonderful saddle brown contrasting to the yellow interior. Consigner states rebuilt suspension, and a Davis unified ignition now on.
K-350ci V8 4bbl
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
510681-Sequential Unit Number
F05-January 5th, 1972 Build Date
TR 421-Saddle Leather
PNT 912-Sunflower Yellow
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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