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VIN 1Z67L2S514846







   
Car Year: 1972
Car's confirmed production date:
(as confirmed by the
NCRS Shipping Report Service)
February 28, 1972
 
Owner: J. Darren Ings
City: Charlottetown
 
Purchase date: 07/13/2013
Status: Current Owner
 
State: Under Restoration
 
Exterior: 973 Mille Miglia Red (9.18%)
Interior: 400 Black (Vinyl)
Softtop: White
Wheels: Silver (100.00%)
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Atlan
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  19467 Base Corvette Convertible (255hp) 24.10% 5,296.00
  A31 Power Windows 35.16% 85.35
  AV3 Three Point Seat Belts 65.52% 0.00
  J50 Power Brakes 69.51% 47.40
  LT1 350ci, 255hp Engine 6.45% 483.45
  N40 Power Steering 88.11% 115.90
  PU9 White Letter Tires, F70x15, nylon 61.56% 43.65
  U69 AM-FM Radio 72.14% 178.00
  Total   0.0089%
(3 Cars)
6,249.75
 
Factory job nr.: 385
Export Car: Canada
Engine details: Matching Numbers Suffix CKY Original LT-1
Other details: Z49, GS4, M20, as documented by GM Canada Historical Services. ONE of TWELVE LT-1 convertibles made by GM for Canada in the 72 production year and the only RED LT-1 Convertible sold in Canada.
 
Car history:
This unbeknownst special Corvette was a specific order car by Mr. Fred Sullivan in February 1972 at Clarke Chevrolet in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada's oldest Chevrolet dealership. The salesman was Mr. Bob Wheaton, who placed the order to the St. Louis factory on behalf of Mr. Sullivan. The car was built beginning late Friday February 25 (Production #385), and finished on Monday Feb 28, 1972. It arrived in late March to Clarke's. Mr. Wheaton recently informed me that the delivery of the car was uneventful, as high horsepower Corvettes had been the late 1960's big block cars of yesteryear. Even though Sullivan paid twice as much for the small block mouse motor instead of the heavy 454, there was no one swarming this little red LT1 Corvette in the day with its 255HP rated engine.

In 1975 the car was in a single vehicle accident by another driver, an unofficial new owner, causing cosmetic damage to the front clip drivers side and rear clip passenger's side. Due to a lack of expertise repairing these cars and other factors involving the non transfer of title and insurance coverage before the mishap by the new owner, the car was bought by Sullivan's insurance company, as Sullivan refused to take the car back from the 2nd non-insured owner. It was then sold to David Rankin of Bethel, Prince Edward Island by Sullivan's insurance disposal agent during the summer of 1975. Rankin ran his own body shop and repaired the car during that summer for a mere $800. All of these details were spoken to me through all the parties mentioned, including Sullivan, the original owner.

The 30,000 mile car in 1975 was driven until 1979, when it was purchased by David Darrach of Charlottetown, PEI with only 50,000 miles now showing on the odometer. Darrach had great intentions, but his body off restoration work during the mid-1980's resulted in what NCRS would deem a poor outcome, with Darrach having a limited understanding of the car as well as limiting resources. The car was eventually finished and that same summer, was stolen out of his garage by an employee circa 1990 with only 20 miles on the odometer since being put back together. The car was returned relatively unscathed to Darrach, who was disgusted with the whole scenario. The Corvette was then sold to Mr. Jack Dunn, who had the car for 23 years.

By the 2010's, the car had seriously deteriorated cosmetically, but retained a mostly rust free frame and bird cage with its original drivetrain, as it had been a garaged car since 1979 and had a coat of paint during Darrach's restoration period as mentioned. As well, the original LT-1 engine had been sidelined on an engine stand for 10 years during Darrach's ownership, as he knew how valuable it was, and he didn't wish to put wear on it. The car was powered under his ownership with a new low horsepower GM crate engine. Darrach wanted the convertible car as a classic cruiser, as he had an LT1 Camaro he street raced, and a regular car for daily transportation.

The odometer at the time of the most recent ownership change on July 13, 2013 showed only 69,660 original miles, with the LT-1 logging only 55,000 miles of the 69K. The car is currently undergoing a full NCRS quality total restoration since 2013. Nothing has been spared into recreating the car as it was during the summer of 1972, including perfect original GM quarter panels and front clip pieces. All the work has been to exacting standards as per NCRS. It is expected to be finished for 2019.
 
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