Classic Car Overview
What could be cooler than a T-top Stingray in a rare color? This 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 gets everything right, from the strong-running small block V8 and quick shifting 4-speed to the gorgeous color combination, and its available right now for a very reasonable price. Refinished in correct Steel Cities Gray Metallic, this chrome bumper Corvette 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 chrome bumpers 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. Its easy to convince yourself its 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. And lest we forgot, that sinister LT1 hood up front, letting everyone know that this baby was born a special breed. What else would you want inside a slick painted Corvette other than black interior? Restored at the same time as the rest of the car, it remains in very good overall condition with only very 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 present well with bright, crisp markings and a tilt/telescope steering column, and the original AM/FM stereo enhance the driving experience. Color-matched T-tops complete the package, offering a glimpse into convertible life without sacrificing weight. Open air fun or slick-top cruising is always seconds away in this Corvette! The engine is a great-running, fully rebuilt GM crate 350 cubic inch V8 backed by an always sought-after 4-speed manual transmission. It shows quite well, considering it has been driven and enjoyed, and theres ample evidence that someone invested their time in keeping it wiped off and well-maintained (see receipts). Upgrades include a new cam, lifters, timing chain, harmonic balancer, and a 650CFM Quick Fuel 4-barrel carburetor. 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, its a Corvette. Underneath, its extremely clean with no signs of rust or abuse, evidence of careful ownership throughout its life. Power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes were standard equipment in 72, making the Corvette easy to drive, and the quick-shifting 4-speed offers that great point and shoot driving style that will make you look forward to crowded highways. Four Rally wheels wear appropriately-sized 255/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials. There arent many better ways to enjoy an afternoon than from behind the wheel of a Corvette, and few cars will pay you back like a beautifully finished chrome bumper. Awesome color combo, lots of pop, and the pedigree to back you everywhere you go. Call today!